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Emergency situations concluded on Lincoln Park Campus

Students can now enter/exit McCabe Hall

Updated at 8:30 p.m.

CHICAGO -- On Thursday, Oct. 27, emergency services from both DePaul and the City of Chicago responded to two separate student situations on campus: one in McCabe Hall and the other in Ozanam Hall. Some residents were asked to temporarily vacate the halls while the concerns were being addressed. There was no threat to the community, but emergency personnel needed to reduce the amount of people and congestion in the area. The students involved in these situations are safe, and residents have been permitted to return to their residential rooms.

An all-clear message was sent to the DePaul community at 4:36 p.m. Recognizing that the process of taking care of these students affects others in the DePaul community, leadership shared support resources with students, faculty and staff via email​.

At 1:12 p.m., DePaul alerted the community to an ongoing emergency situation with the following DPU Alert: “Please be aware Chicago Police are responding to an emergency situation at McCabe Hall on the Lincoln Park Campus. While there is no threat to the DePaul community, please avoid the area near Belden & Fremont St.”

At 3:54 p.m., DePaul sent an update to the community: “Please be advised while the emergency situation at McCabe Hall is still ongoing, there is no threat to the DePaul community. Continue to avoid the area near Belden & Fremont St.”

Due to the situation, the DePaul women’s soccer match against St. John’s was canceled. More information is available on the DePaul Athletics website .


DePaul Media Relations: 

312-241-9856 (Media line)