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DePaul University cancels classes for Tuesday evening, Jan. 29, and all day Wednesday, Jan. 30, due to extreme weather forecast

Student Center, The Ray remain open on reduced schedule

snow on DePaul campus
Students make their way across DePaul's snow-covered Lincoln Park Campus Monday. The Chicago area is bracing for a week of frigid weather, including more snow and sub-zero temperatures. (DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)
CHICAGO — With a forecast of extreme cold weather conditions predicted for the Chicago area by the National Weather Service, DePaul University is canceling classes for Tuesday evening, Jan. 29, and all day Wednesday, Jan. 30. Both the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses will be closed beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Employees, except those in essential roles, do not need to report to work.

The Lincoln Park Student Center and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center will remain open until 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29. All other academic buildings will close at 5:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Lincoln Park Student Center will be open and accessible between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. for food service for residential students and other campus community members. The Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. as well. The parking decks on the Lincoln Park Campus will be open. And, the men’s basketball game against Villanova is still planned for a 7 p.m. tipoff at Wintrust Arena.

All other academic buildings, including the libraries, will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

A decision about resuming classes on Thursday, Jan. 31, is pending as we continue to monitor weather reports. For updates, go to

We are asking students, faculty and staff to please check on neighbors and friends to make sure they remain safe in light of this record-breaking cold. A winter storm preparedness guide from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency in available at


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