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Welcome Back for Spring Quarter 2020

A welcome back letter from the dean, faculty and staff at the College of Communication

​​Dear College of Communication Students,

As you are aware, DePaul remains a remote campus for the foreseeable future. Please know that you, your education, and your health and safety remain our top priority. Below, please see additional information and resources to help you be successful this quarter.

Greetings from the Dean, Faculty and Staff

Acting Dean, Lexa Murphy offers a welcome back during this uncertain time. Faculty and staff in the College say a remote hello.

Tips and Tricks for Remote/Online Learning

Joann Martyn, director of online learning provides advice and resources for success in remote learning. For additional help, please see a list of tools and resources for students provided by DePaul's Teaching Commons.


Your academic advisor is available to assist you via email, virtual appointment, or phone call. You may schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor in BlueStar through Campus Connect. Please be sure to include in the appointment notes the method by which you would prefer to be contacted. To find your advisor's contact information, please visit the college's Academic Advising web page.

COVID-19 Resources and Information

By now you've received quite a bit of information on DePaul's response to COVID-19. There is a lot of information to wrap your head around, but we're here to keep you informed.

  • provides current information on the pandemic and remains the repository for all university messages on the global pandemic. You will find all past messages under “updates" on this site.
  • Watch for advice and updates in D2L. And you can get the student perspective by following 14 East Magazine and The DePaulia on social media.
  • If you or someone you know is experiencing food, housing, or financial insecurity, contact the Dean of Students at
  • For help with coping through these unprecedented times, reach out to Health Promotion and Wellness at There are also a number of free online resources to help such as

General Questions

We remain open and ready to assist with any questions or concerns you may have. For any general questions, please email and your question will be directed to the appropriate person.

Please follow the CDC guidelines and stay safe and healthy. We are in this together and are here to support you in any way we can.


The Dean, Faculty, and Staff in the College of Communication