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Holiday building closures


Lincoln Park Campus
(DePaul University/Randall Spriggs)

​At the end of the fall quarter, Facility Operations and Public Safety advised the campus community on issues that may affect individuals and departments during the period the university is closed from the evening of Dec. 20 until Jan. 2.

Building heat

From the evening of Dec. 20 until Jan. 2, all Loop and Lincoln Park Campus buildings will be heated to a building protection level only, which is in the 50 degree range. Please dress accordingly if you are planning to access any university facilities. There will be no exception to this as energy conservation is one of the primary reasons the university closes for the entire holiday week.

Building access and Public Safety

Individuals or departments that must access university facilities during the holiday break must observe the following guidelines.

Advance notification

Deans and department heads were required to send an email to Public Safety by Dec. 2 containing the following information:

  • Names of individuals/department sections requiring access
  • Dates, times, and facilities where access is required.
Access to Lincoln Park Campus facilities

Personnel accessing facilities are required to:

  • Report to the Public Safety dispatcher’s office at Centennial Hall, suite 304, or call (773) 325-7777 to advise that they have arrived at the designated building so that an officer can be sent to let them in.
  • Have in their possession a current DePaul ID and keys to their office. No one will be admitted without a DePaul ID.
  • Ensure that entry/exit doors to the building are not propped open for any reason.
  • Phone Public Safety (773) 325-7777 when ready to leave, and secure their office and departmental area.
Access to Loop Campus facilities

Personnel accessing facilities are required to:

  • Present a current DePaul ID and sign-in at the Public Safety lobby desk in the building of destination. No one will be admitted without a DePaul ID. 
    • ​Please note, you are unable to gain access it may be due to the Public Safety Officer conducting patrols in the building. In the event that this happens, go to the DePaul Center lobby desk at 1 E. Jackson Blvd. The officer on duty will arrange for entry to your building.
  • Secure your office or departmental area when leaving.
  • Sign out at the Public Safety Station.
  • In the event you need to speak to Public Safety while on campus, call (312) 362-8400.

Lincoln Park Campu​s

The Clifton Parking Garage will be closed at 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 20 until reopening at 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 1. No access will be granted for vehicles that are left in the Clifton Parking Garage during this time.

The Sheffield Parking Garage will remain open during the break.