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Depaul University Student Life

Depaul University is on a 38-acre campus in an urban setting in Chicago, Illinois. There are many activities and organizations for Depaul University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Depaul University also has fraternities and sororities.

Depaul University has a thriving DePaul Community Service Association (DCSA). In fact, more students participate in DePaul Community Service Association (DCSA) than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Depaul University include Black Student Union, DemonTHON, Panhellenic Council and DePaul Activities Board.

The Depaul University community comes together each year for Welcome Week, FEST (University festival) and Blue Demon Week.

Depaul University Housing

Depaul University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Depaul University students live off campus. In 2021, 1% of undergrads at Depaul University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 99% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Depaul University. There are 2,826 spots available in on-campus housing for all 14,145 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Depaul University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at Depaul University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

DePaul University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Depaul University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Depaul University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Depaul University has security lighting, prevention/awareness programs, on-campus public safety officers, video cameras, smoke detectors in residence halls.

Plan a Visit to Depaul University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Depaul University, take Interstate 90/94 to Chicago, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to O'Hare International, Chicago Midway airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Illinois you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Depaul University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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