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COVID-19 Updates & Resources

COVID-19 Updates & Resources
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Page updated on May 17, 2021

As we gradually return to DePaul's campus, your education, health and safety remain our top priority in the College of Communication. Find more information and resources below 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

The College of Communication is open and fully operational in a remote format. You can always contact the college by emailing or calling (312) 362-8600.

Updates on Courses & Campus Operations

Open to all DePaul students, faculty, and staff, DePaul conducts saliva-based COVID-19 testing on the Lincoln Park campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Learn more

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released new outdoor guidelines for vaccinated people, after consulting with DePaul's medical experts, the university will continue to require the following for non-vaccinated and fully vaccinated people.

  • Review Chicago's Emergency Travel Order: If you traveled outside Illinois to another state, check Chicago's Emergency Travel Order. Unless you are fully-vaccinated, traveling to and from designated states requires a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Chicago or a 10-day quarantine. As of April 20, 2021, Michigan and Minnesota are on the order's list of designated states.
  • Always wear a mask on campus: Everyone is required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth at all times while inside DePaul buildings and outdoors.
  • Use the #CampusClear app each time you come to campus: DePaul requires everyone to complete the short #CampusClear questionnaire each time they prepare to come to campus. The #CampusClear app is available for download on both Android and Apple devices. For more information, visit Newsline.
  • Maintain physical distance: Keep at least six feet between you and others who are not in your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.

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In the spirit of caring for each other and for our surrounding community, DePaul has decided to require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 when the 2021-22 academic year begins. This requirement covers all undergraduate, graduate and professional students in all degree programs who intend to be on campus for any period of time starting in the fall 2021 term. Read more

  • STARTING March 22, 2021, employees of higher education institutions who reside in Illinois, including faculty, staff and student employees, are eligible to seek appointments at more than 900 locations in the state’s provider network.
  • STARTING March 29, 2021, the city of Chicago also will open appointments to employees of higher education institutions as part of its phase 1c, and Chicago residents may seek appointments at distribution sites within the city limits.

DePaul will share more information as it becomes available. Please keep your eye on Newsline and DePaul’s COVID-19 Updates and Guidance website, including the COVID-19 Vaccine webpage, for university updates.

DePaul President A Gabriel Esteban outlined the following plans for the next three academic quarters:

  • Spring 2021: Primarily online classes, current levels of residence hall occupancy
  • Summer 2021: More in-person classes, phased return to campus for employees
  • Fall 2021: Full complement of in-person classes

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Contactless Pick-up Service for local materials and I-Share has resumed at both the John T. Richardson Library and the Loop Library. Reservations for computer use and independent study on the second floor of the John T. Richardson Library have also resumed. See all on-site library services


Academic & Campus Resources

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Health Resources

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.