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Parent and Family Engagement


At DePaul we recognize that you are an integral partner to your student's success. We are here to support you and create opportunities where you can become educated and engaged as a member of the DePaul family. Through our programs and resources our goal is to help you stay connected with the university, while supporting you as you take an active role in your student's experience. Additionally, we strive to contribute to goodwill for the University and promote appropriate roles for parents and family members within the campus community. Thank you for visiting our site!

Thank you for visiting our site!

Please feel free to contact us via email at parents@depaul.edu.

We look forward to supporting you during your student's journey at DePaul University.

Family Weekend 2014

Family Weekend is a University-wide event intended to welcome parents and family members to (or back to) campus during the Fall Quarter. This is a great opportunity to experience campus in the heart of the quarter and during a lovely season in the city. Join us this year from Friday, October 17th to Sunday, October 19th.

Many campus offices will offer events for guests to campus that weekend, but we will also share many other campus goings-on during the weekend – you can be as leisurely or as busy as you'd like!


Visit http://new-student-family-engagement.ticketleap.com/dpufamily/ to complete the registration form and pay online.

Online registration is available at a registration rate of $35.00 per person until October 12. After this date, you can register on-site for the weekend when you arrive on campus, however, the on-site registration rate will be $37.50.

Registration is required for admission into Family Weekend events. We appreciate your advance registration as it aids in our planning. Payment must be completed at the time of registration. Any refunds for cancellations must be requested in writing, and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

While your registration fee permits you to attend any event or program listed on the Family Weekend schedule at no additional charge, there are some events with limited capacity, which require your advanced RSVP. If you plan to attend any of these events, please RSVP when you register – these events will be identified as "additional RSVP required". RSVPs will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Schedule

Click here to view a tentative schedule of the weekend. Check back regularly for updates; however, upon check-in at Family Weekend, you will receive a full schedule of events and detailed descriptions of those events.


Through DePaul's Demon Discounts program (discounts.depaul.edu), many hotels in Lincoln Park and the Loop offer discounted rates for those affiliated with DePaul, including your student!

Those hotels currently affiliated with our Demon Discounts program closest to the Lincoln Park campus include:

  • City Suites Hotel
    933 W. Belmont Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60657
    (773) 404-3400
  • Hotel Lincoln
    1816 N. Clark St.
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (312) 254-4700
  • Days Inn Chicago
    644 W. Diversey Pkwy.
    Chicago, IL 60657
    (773) 525-7010
  • The Majestic Hotel
    528 W. Brompton Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60657
    (773) 404-3499
  • Hotel Indigo
    1244 N. Dearborn Pkwy.
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (312) 787-4980
  • The Willows Hotel
    555 W. Surf St.
    Chicago, IL 60657
    (773) 528-8400

Directions to Campus

From the north and northwest
From the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/I-94) exit at Fullerton Avenue and turn left (east.) The Lincoln Park campus is about two miles from the expressway on Fullerton Avenue and Sheffield Avenue.

From the west
From the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290), turn onto the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/I-94) leading toward Wisconsin. From the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/I-94) exit at Fullerton Avenue and turn right (east.) The Lincoln Park campus is about two miles from the expressway on Fullerton Avenue and Sheffield Avenue.

From the south
From the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/I-94) continue as the expressway becomes the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/I-94). Exit at Fullerton Avenue and turn right (east.) The Lincoln Park campus is about two miles from the expressway on Fullerton Avenue and Sheffield Avenue.

CTA Trains
Three rapid transit train lines service the Lincoln Park area and DePaul's Lincoln Park campus. Exit at the Fullerton station.After coming down the steps, turn left (west) to Sheffield Avenue.

These are the train lines servicing the Lincoln Park campus:
Howard and 95th/Dan Ryan (Red)
Linden (Evanston)/Loop (Purple)
Kimball/Loop (Brown)

You may transfer to these lines from all other train lines in most downtown stations.

#74 Fullerton Avenue
#11 Lincoln Avenue
#8 Halsted Street

Bus routes interconnect throughout the city. Several buses stop very near the Lincoln Park campus. All routes are subject to change by the CTA.

You may reach the CTA at 312-836-7000 or 1-800-972-7000 or TDD (Hearing Impaired) 312-836-4949.

For more information, visit www.transitchicago.com.


For any questions, please contact our office at (773) 325-7360 or reach us via email at parents@depaul.edu. We look forward to seeing you in October!

Parent & Family Orientation

If you would like to join your student as a guest at orientation, please have your student add you as a guest when they register. Remember that orientation is mandatory for your student, but not for parents or families of DePaul students. If you would like more information on our orientation program and Frequently Asked Questions and accommodation information, please visit the orientation page.

Parent & Guest Program

We invite and encourage parents, spouses, and primary supporters to attend orientation. The Parent & Guest Program is designed specifically to provide students' primary supporters with the resources necessary to successfully support their student.

Students can register up to two guests to accompany them at Premiere or Transition DePaul. It is important to note that the Parent & Guest Program runs concurrently to the student program, with some sessions together and some sessions separate.

Premiere DePaul is a two-day on-campus experience. Check-in on day one is from 11:30am-12:45pm and day two will conclude by approximately 4:30pm. For a glimpse of our program schedule for parents and family members, please click here.