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The Office of Student Involvement has a number of fun events planned, including the return of the Blue Demon Welcome and First Friday Fun, for students as they make their way back to classes this fall.
In preparation for the return to campus this fall and in the spirit of Take Care, DePaul, the university will require all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
DePaul has expanded its health and wellness offerings with the My Student Support Program, which provides enrolled undergraduate and graduate students with access to individual, brief counseling support with a mental health clinician, as well as self-directed digital content.
DePaul is launching the first-ever Blue Demon Vaccine Contest for students who submit their completed COVID-19 vaccine records or proper documentation for an exemption by Thursday, Aug. 19.
The sale of all parking permits for the coming academic year begins Thursday, July 1. One notable change: DePaul will no longer issue physical parking "hang tags" for students. Instead, your license plate will serve as your campus-parking permit.
The Federal Communications Commission has created an Emergency Broadband Benefit program that provides eligible households discounts of up to $50 a month on home internet service, as well as offering a $100 discount toward the purchase of a laptop, computer or tablet from a participating provider.
Effective June 14, all floors of the John T. Richardson (JTR) Library will be open to current students, faculty and staff for individual study and computer use. Reservations will no longer be required, and overall capacity will increase.
Need a place to study? The John T. Richardson Library is extending hours from June 6 to June 11, as well as opening access to the first and second floors for students, faculty and staff.
For the first time, students will be able to opt into the U-Pass program this summer. Students must be enrolled in at least one course and complete the opt-in form no later than July 20.
Class of 2021: Send a thank you to a member of the DePaul community that has made an impact on your DePaul experience before you graduate in June.
In the spirit of caring for each other and for our surrounding community, DePaul has decided to require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 when the 2021-22 academic year begins. This requirement covers all undergraduate, graduate and professional students in all degree programs who intend to be on campus for any period of time starting in the fall 2021 term.
The Chicago Department of Public Health asked DePaul’s COVID-19 Response Task Force to survey the DePaul community to help inform vaccine distribution efforts. To help understand students' plans and what resources they may need, students should complete the quick COVID-19 Vaccination Survey by Sunday, April 18.
Ahead of the upcoming online commencement ceremonies, the Class of 2021 can personalize their slides by submitting a recording of their name's pronunciation by April 19 and uploading a photo and quote by April 27.
DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban invites parents and students to attend a town hall on Thursday, April 8 at 5 p.m. to hear more about plans for the return to campus this fall. Registration is required.
As winter quarter finals approach, Brain Fuel Week returns to help students combat stress. From March 8 – 12, DePaul will... read more
Does your instructor help you reflect on and develop your writing process? Has your instructor helped you to become a more effective writer? Nominate your favorite First-Year Writing Teacher for the Excellence in First-Year Writing Teaching Award. Submissions will be accepted until April 9.
We want to see how our Blue Demon family is repping DePaul wherever they are as part of the new On Thursdays We Wear Blue contest.
The Office of Multicultural Student Success is now accepting referrals for the Rising High Fund. Made possible by a recent gift of $150,000 from a generous donor, this fund provides financial assistance to undergraduate undocumented and DACAmented students at DePaul.
The DePaul Student Food Pantry has partnered with the Career Center to offer students a selection of professional attire clothing for students in need.
Spring quarter registration begins Thursday, Feb. 4, and course carts in Campus Connect are now open.
Sponsored by the Division of Mission and Ministry, the Vincentian Service Scholarship will be awarded to students who will be sophomores during the 2021-2022 school year.
Set for Feb. 8 – 13, the annual Blue Demon Week brings together students, faculty, staff, and alumni to celebrate what it means to be a DePaul Blue Demon.
Resources are available to support students who have received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis or have been exposed to the virus.
The Student Food Pantry, located on the third floor of the Lincoln Park Student Center, is open to all students this fall quarter. The pantry will be available to all students during the December intercession with modified hours.
As we celebrate St. Vincent's life and legacy this Feast Day, Sept. 27, I ask the DePaul community to reflect on how we can listen to and care for each other.
Today, Sept. 23, Global Engagement will host study abroad sessions for various colleges and programs. As part of Global Fall @ DePaul, the events will help students learn how they can study abroad during their time at DePaul and what programs are available for their particular college.
As part of virtual Welcome Week, the Office of Student Involvement created several streaming series for students.
The Office of Student Involvement has a number of fun, virtual events planned to welcome students back to classes this fall, and provide a way for students to connect to one another.
Starting at the beginning of the fall term, all class and university communications will be sent to students' BlueM@il email address (email@example.com).
A new academic year is approaching. Soon you will be starting fall classes, and, with only a few exceptions, those classes will take place online. Some of you, especially if you are new to DePaul, may be wondering how you will access your classes. Here's how.
Say hello to BlueM@ail, the university's new student email and communications platform. Starting this fall quarter, all university communications will be sent to the BlueM@il address.
DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban invites parents and students to attend a Virtual Town Hall to hear more about fall plans. Registration is required.
Parking permits for the Lincoln Park Campus for 2020-21 will be available beginning Monday, Aug. 3.
To help students successfully and safely prepare for their return to campus this fall, DePaul's Department of Housing created a series of helpful resources and FAQs.
The iDePaul mobile app has a new look. Relaunched on a new platform, the mobile app promises to deliver up-to-date, important and engaging information to DePaul students.
The Student Food Pantry, located on the first floor of the Lincoln Park Student Center, will remain open throughout the summer. It will continue to be available to all students, though hours will be limited.
Graduating students are invited to share a short note or a selfie with a thank you sign with the faculty, staff or peers who had an impact on your time on campus.
DePaul University is offering parents, families and friends the chance to celebrate their DePaul graduate with the sale of yard and window signs.
Make sure your name is read aloud correctly during DePaul's upcoming online commencement ceremonies. Submit your digital slide information by tomorrow, Saturday, May 9, at 9 a.m.
The Student Food Pantry, located in the Lincoln Park Student Center, will remain open for student use for the entire spring quarter. Though the original home of the pantry is on the third floor, this spring it will be housed on the first floor and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Peer health educators from DePaul's Health Education Action Team provide advice on maintaining peace of mind amid COVID-19.
Looking for a way to connect to DePaul's Vincentian legacy this spring? Join Meet Me at the Mission and Vincentians in Action at the Ozanam Café - a space for community, reflection and Vincentian connection with fellow students. The next session is set for Thursday, April 9 at 4 p.m.
Student Involvement has created a new online resource that will assist DePaul during this transition to virtual learning and engagement known as the Digital Engagement Network, known as DEN. The DEN will serve as a one-stop shop for students and staff to learn and share information regarding virtual opportunities.
The Egan Office of Urban Education and Community Partnerships is now accepting applications for their student leadership positions for the 2020-21 academic year.
Graduates attending one of the June ceremonies at Wintrust Arena have until April 9 to RSVP and order regalia. College of Law graduates have until March 20 for the May ceremony.
TEDxDePaulUniversity is seeking student performers and groups to perform between several of the talks at the April 24 event.
Offered by DePaul's Lincoln Park Mailing Services, commuter mailbox rentals allows students who commute and live off campus a safe and easy way to have their mail delivered.
On Tuesday, Feb. 4, DePaul will open a new DePaul Student Food Pantry to aid the university's food insecure students. Located in room 326 of the Lincoln Park Student Center, the pantry will feature non-perishable food items, as well as easy-to-warm frozen meals.
Class of 2020 graduating students with an inspiring message to share are encouraged to apply to become a student speaker at their commencement ceremony. Applications are open until midnight on Friday, March 6.
As fall quarter finals approach, Brain Fuel Week returns to help students combat stress. From Nov. 11 - 20, DePaul will host a number of events to help students de-stress, focus and stay fueled with free snacks.
In an effort to help students find resources for dealing with stress, adjustment to college or social issues, Bill Johnson, a staff psychologist in DePaul's University Counseling Services, established “Let’s Talk.” Students can drop-in on Wednesdays from 3-5 p.m. in room 356 of O’Connell Hall throughout the academic year.
National Transfer Student Week 2019 is Oct. 21 – 25 and DePaul is celebrating. Throughout the week, the Office of Undergraduate Transfer Admission will host a number of events. From mix and mingles to cookie decorating, all transfer students are invited to participate in the week honoring them and their fellow transfer peers.
On Saturday, Oct. 19, DePaul will offer a pre-law preparation program, the CLEO: College Scholars Program, on the Loop Campus. The program is free and all DePaul students are welcome to register.
Are you a DePaul student interested in helping others? Looking to share time and energy helping your peers succeed on campus? Consider becoming a mentor with the International Student Experience Exchange Peer Mentor Program for the fall 2019 term.
This Friday, May 24, from 4 to 9:30 p.m., DePaul will host FEST 2019. Immediately following this year's performance is the After Hours program from 9:30 p.m. to midnight. All students are welcome to attend.
The Office of Multicultural Student Success is accepting applications for the 2019-20 Monarch Butterfly Scholarship. This scholarship is an opportunity for returning immigrant undergraduate students who do not qualify for FAFSA. Applications for the 2019-20 Monarch Butterfly Scholarship are due to the Office of Multicultural Student Success by this Friday, May 17, at 4 p.m.
Do you have an unpaid summer internship and need some financial assistance? Apply for the Internship Plu$ Program scholarship and receive up to $2,500. Applications are due by Friday, May 31.
The Education and Counseling Center in DePaul’s College of Education is in search of volunteers for its 2019 summer camps. All students and DePaul graduates are welcome to participate.
The Academic Success Center in the College of Education is back for spring with Get Unstuck. As midterms are upon us and finals not far behind, members of the Academic Success Center wants to remind the campus community that the center offers individual coaching for all DePaul students who fall behind or feeling overwhelmed.
On Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1, DePaul will offer students free HIV and STD testing on campus. Students must pre-register for testing by Monday, April 29.
This month the Student Government Association is soliciting suggestions from students through the SGA Twitter, Instagram, Facebook sites and other venues, and will submit the best ones to administrators for funding consideration.
The Career Center invites all DePaul students and alumni to participate in the 2019 Spring Job & Internship Career Fair. On Tuesday, April 16, attendees can interact and network with top employers recruiting for jobs and internships.
Have an idea for a purpose driven startup in Chicago? Submit your application now for the third annual Purpose Pitch Competition. Hosted by DePaul's Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, the competition will take place May 14. All DePaul students and alumni are invited to apply by Friday, April 12.
The United Nations Academic Impact and MCN proudly present the Millennium Fellowship. This program convenes, challenges and celebrates bold student leadership advancing the UN's Sustainable Development Goals on campus and in communities. All undergraduate students are welcome to apply. The admissions process is rolling, with the next application deadline set for March 31.
On Tuesday, Feb. 26 the Career Center will host the 2019 Winter Internship Fair in the Lincoln Park Student Center from 2 - 5 p.m. All DePaul students are welcome to attend.
Applications for a new scholarship through the Division of Mission and Ministry, the Vincentian Service Scholarship, are due Friday, Jan. 18. Applicants must be first-year students who will have sophomore standing in the 2019-2020 academic year, demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 2.7 GPA.
On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Student Affairs will host the second annual Midnight Breakfast from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. There will be free food served by faculty, staff and DePaul’s President A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., and his wife, Josephine. Students can RSVP to attend the event. Faculty and staff can sign up to volunteer at the midnight meal.
This fall, the new academic year brought new food options for DePaul diners. In addition to changes in the meal plan structure, DePaul rolled out expanded food choices at the main Lincoln Park Campus dining hall. Read on to learn more about the new updates and inclusions.
National Transfer Student Week 2018 is Oct. 15 – 19, and DePaul is celebrating. Throughout the week, the Office of Undergraduate Transfer Admission will host a number of events. All transfer students are invited to participate.
Would you like to collaborate with students overseas on a project or assignment without leaving your DePaul classroom or your home? Are you interested in having meaningful global conversations and transformative intercultural experiences facilitated by your instructor and aided by technology? Consider taking a DePaul course with a GLE component.
Students, Family Weekend 2018 is just around the corner. From School of Music concerts to open houses with academic programs to free admission at the Art Institute of Chicago, Family Weekend is a university-wide event Oct. 12-14 intended for students and their families to experience campus during the fall quarter. Discounted tickets are available to those who preregister before Friday, Oct. 5.
Welcome Week 2018 may be over, but the fun isn’t. Check out some Back to School 2018 events, like an amusement fair and an outdoor screening of "The Avengers," happening across campus and mark your calendar accordingly.
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, commonly referred to as FERPA, provides students with certain rights regarding educational records. Read on for more information about your rights under FERPA.
There’s no way of foreseeing medical or personal issues that force students to withdraw from classes. If you don’t have proper coverage you could lose some, or all, of the money you have paid. This year, the GradGuard Protection Plan is available for tuition reimbursement in cases of emergency.
FEST, DePaul’s annual spring celebration held on May 25, is almost here. Tickets to see ASAP Ferg and Chicago the BJ Kid are $10. In the week leading up to FEST, the DePaul Activities Board will host a number of related events where the student body can celebrate the end of the academic year.
DePaul is one of the pioneers in higher education to offer a sports communication bachelor's degree - a fusion that balances communication and business classes. Classes are slated to begin this fall. Read on to learn more about the new program and the variety of career opportunities the sports industry offers.
Students graduating in June have until 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, to submit an application to become a speaker at their commencement ceremony.
Students with commencement ceremonies that require tickets should plan to attend Early Ticket Pickup on Monday and Tuesday.
Tomorrow, April 6, is the deadline for students graduating in June to order a cap and gown for commencement. The ordering deadline for Law was March 12. Continue reading to get the step-by-step instructions.
Vincentian Service Day 2018 is Saturday, May 12. On that day, more than 1,200 DePaul students, faculty, staff and alumni will participate in a day of service. Registration for group participation in the day's events will close on Sunday, April 8.
Applications are being accepted until midnight on April 20 for students who would like to be considered to present an address at their respective commencement ceremonies in June. Read on to find out how to apply, as well as more details about early ticket pickup.
Students, could you use $500? Do you have a creative flair? If so, flex your creativity, support fair trade fashion and possibly put some cold cash in your pocket by entering a T-shirt design contest.
In response to concerns from the Student Government Association and other students, DePaul is adjusting the process of distributing commencement tickets to allow graduates an earlier time period in which they can try to secure additional tickets. Read on to get all the details.
University Counseling Services now offers "Feel Better Fast," a weekly workshop designed to help students identify changes they may want to make in their personal lives, ways to overcome obstacles and techniques to improve their overall mood. Read on to learn more about upcoming discussion topics and when the group meets.
Stressed about finals? Need career advice? Check out these upcoming events for DePaul students in the beginning of March. (Yes, there will be food.) Read on to learn more about Brain Fuel Week from March 5-9 and a career workshop for students on March 9.
Need tickets to see "Black Panther" this weekend? Find out how to score them, plus learn about other student events on campus.
Looking for an internship? Join the Career Center for its annual Winter Internship Fair this Friday, Feb. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 60 different employers are excited to connect with DePaul students for job and internship opportunities.
DePaul's inaugural Gnome Hunt will take place Feb. 5-9. Find a gnome on the Loop or Lincoln Park Campus and you'll receive two DePaul t-shirts and a Chartwells gift card.
Peer health educators, members of the Health Education Action Team, promote health and well-being across campus through workshops and programs around health-related topics. Applications are due Feb. 16.
New Student and Family Engagement is now accepting applications for Chicago Quarter mentors and orientation leaders. Applications are due Sunday, Jan. 21.
Over the past several months, DePaul students expressed an interest in receiving more news from the university. We heard you and are happy to officially welcome you to DePaul Newsline, the newsletter for the university community. Check out the student news column now.