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COVID-19 Updates & Resources

COVID-19 Updates & Resources
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Page updated on August 12, 2020

As we gradually return to DePaul's campus, your education, health and safety remain our top priority in the College of Communication. Below you can find information and resources to help you be successful and healthy during this time.

If you have other questions specific to the College of Communication, please email and your question will be directed to the appropriate person.

University Updates to COVID-19 & Campus Operations

Find all updates from DePaul University regarding COVID-19 and campus operations at Updated regularly.

DePaul COVID-19 Website

Academic Advising

College of Communication academic advisors are currently advising students remotely. To schedule a phone or Zoom appointment with your advisor, please visit BlueStar through Campus Connect.

Updates on Courses & Campus Operations

In an email sent on August 12, 2020, DePaul announced the decision to deliver the vast majority of courses online in the fall 2020 term. To reduce the density of people on campus, DePaul residence halls will not be available for most students who planned to live there. Residential students will receive more information from Housing. Refer to for more information on fall quarter preparations.

A Newsline article published on August 10, 2020 announced that DePaul will waive two student fees for fall quarter 2020: the Student Activity Fee and the Athletic Fee. The CTA will also continue to allow full-time eligible students to opt out of purchasing a U-Pass for the fall 2020 term.

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Now that Chicago is firmly in Phase 4 for reopening, DePaul University created guidelines for on-campus events and activities. Please note that this is subject to change due based on guidance from city or state officials.

DePaul’s Summer I and Summer II courses will be taught predominantly remotely, just as they are for spring term. While there may be exceptions, the expectation is for nearly all summer courses to be delivered remotely.

To search for a summer course, registration is open now. In Campus Connect, filter under “Location: Online” to see courses that were traditionally online. Classes that have been recently moved online because of the COVID-19 pandemic can be found by filtering under “Location: Remote.” In-person classes will list a DePaul campus location.


Academic & Campus Resources

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Health Resources

  • Health Resources: Resources for public health, mental health and what to do if you are feeling ill
  • Submit a Question: Send a question to DePaul’s COVID-19 Response Team

Technology Resources

  • Tech tools for students: Find information about the new email addresses being issued to students, Zoom conferencing services, Adobe Creative Cloud access and more.
  • Information Services Help Desk: The Help Desk provides technical assistance via phone, email and web for current DePaul students, faculty and staff. Contact the Help Desk to request support for computers, network access, telephones, email accounts, and university instructional and administrative software.

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