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COVID-19 Updates & Resources

COVID-19 Updates & Resources
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Page updated on October 6, 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.

College of Communication Operations

DePaul and the College of Communication are open and fully operational in a remote format. If you have questions during fall quarter 2020, the college will have an employee present in our office to assist you at the following times:

Mondays & Tuesdays
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
14 E. Jackson Blvd., 18th floor

You can always contact the college by emailing or calling (312) 362-8600.

The DePaulia: Pick Up a Print Edition

The DePaulia student newspaper will continue to produce a print edition for readers while adhering to the university's health and safety guidelines.

Faculty, staff and students who visit DePaul's campuses are welcome to pick up editions, distributed every Monday, at locations on both the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses.

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Updates on Courses & Campus Operations

In an email sent on October 5, 2020, DePaul announced the following plans for winter quarter 2021:

  • DePaul’s winter term will look similar to fall with the majority of courses and student services being offered online.
  • Residence hall occupancy will be slightly expanded from its current level. Students will continue to live in single-occupancy rooms.
  • Please continue to pay close attention to Chicago’s travel order and make sure you are following DePaul’s safety protocols if you visit campus.

Space in the John T. Richardson Library on the Lincoln Park Campus is now open to current students, faculty and staff for independent study and computer use. For now, access will be limited to the second floor of the library. This includes 18 PC, two Mac and two Wacom workstations, in addition to open space for study. Library access will require a current DePaul ID, a reservation, and record of the #CampusClear app for that day. Read more in Newsline

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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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 email addresses 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.