Campus Tour graphicDePaul's Lincoln Park campus is the oldest, largest and most active o​f the university's four campuses, located in the heart of Chicago's historic Lincoln Park neighborhood. This campus offers a traditional university environment with about 3,000 students living in DePaul's 11 residence halls and apartments.

The Lincoln Park Campus is home to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the College of Science and Health, the Colleg​e of Education, the School of Music, The Theatre School and the extensive John T. Richardson Library.

Our Student Center​ offers one-stop access to student services, dining facilities, a cyber cafe and expanded space for organizations ranging from special-interest clubs to the Cultural Center. Other recent additions include the new Theatre School facilities, the 119,000-square-foot Arts & Letters Hall, the three-story DePaul Art Museum, the McGowan Sciences Center and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, featuring four basketball courts, a six-lane pool and scores of fitness machines and weights.

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Directions to Campus

Directions to Lincoln Park Campus

DePaul University Welcome Center
Office of Admission
2400 N. Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Driving Directions
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) heading 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. 

From Lake Shore Drive (north or south)
Exit Lake Shore Drive at Fullerton Avenue. Head west for about three miles. The Lincoln Park campus is located on Fullerton Avenue and Sheffield Avenue. 

Visitor Parking
Clifton Parking Deck - 2330 N. Clifton

Discounted parking is available if a validated ticket is presented to the attendant. 

By Public Transportation 
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.

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

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

By Bike
Divvy is Chicago's bike sharing system, with thousands of bikes and hundreds of stations throughout the city. Several Divvy stations are located near DePaul's Lincoln Park campus. For more information and pricing, please visit

Places to Stay

Places to Stay Near the Lincoln Park Campus

Here are several suggested hotels and motels which offer a special rate to DePaul visitors. When making reservations, be sure to ask for the DePaul rate. All rates are based on availability.

Please contact the Office of Admission at (312) 362-8300 or (800) 4-DePaul (outside Illinois) Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Standard Time with any questions or concerns.

View our interactive Google map on these suggested hotel locations.

At Home Inn Chicago
Multiple locations near the Lincoln Park Campus

Belden - Stratford Hotel 
2300 Lincoln Park West 
Chicago, IL 60614 
(773) 281-2900

Best Western Hawthorne Terrace
3434 N. Broadway Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60657 
(773) 244-3434

Chicago Getaway Hostel 
616 W. Arlington Place
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 929-5380
*When calling the hotel directly ask for the "DePaul Preferred Rate."

Chicago Guest House 
Furnished vacation/corporate rental apartments
Three guest houses located in the heart of the Lakeview/Wrigleyville neighborhood 
*See website for exact locations. 
(312) 952-5150

China Doll Guest House
Furnished vacation and rental guest houses located near DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus 
*See website for exact locations. 
(773) 525-4967

City Scene Bed & Breakfast
2101 North Clifton Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60614 
(773) 549-1743

City Suites Hotel
933 W. Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614 
(800) 248-9108

Days Inn Chicago 
644 West Diversey Parkway 
Chicago, IL 60614 
(773) 525-7010

Flipkey - Chicago Vacation Rentals
Multiple locations near the Lincoln Park Campus
(617) 849-8883

Hilton Indigo
1244 N. Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 787-4980

Hotel Lincoln
1816 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 254-4700
*When making a reservation by phone, mention DePaul's Preferred Rates

Inn at Lincoln Park
601 W. Diversey Parkway 
Chicago, IL 60614 
(773) 348-2810

Lincoln Park Guest House
2319 N. Halsted Street 
Chicago, IL 60614 
(312) 751-2202

Majestic Hotel 528 W. Brompton Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60657 
(800) 727-5108

Villa D'Citta
2230 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 771-0696

Willows Hotel 
555 W. Surf Street 
Chicago, IL 60657 
(800) 787-3108

Windy City B & B Inn
607 W. Deming Place 
Chicago, IL 60614 
(773) 248-7091​



Chicago is home to thousands of restaurants, varying in cuisine and atmosphere. Although we're most famous for our deep dish pizza, Chicago has much more to offer. Part of the fun you'll have while visiting or attending DePaul is trying different restaurants in various neighborhoods.

Here are a few resources to help you find your next great meal:

Student Services

​Student Services

Books and Supplies
Lincoln Park Campus Bookstore
2419 N. Sheffield Avenue (in Seton Hall)
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
You may also visit the online bookstore​.

John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Avenue
773-325-7862 (general information)
773-325-7863 (reference desk)

Writing Center
250 McGaw Hall
802 West Belden Avenue

DePaul's University Center for Writing-based Learning offers help and feedback for all students and also provides assistance to students for whom English is not a first language.

Wireless Network
The university offers wireless coverage for DePaul students, faculty and staff at all campuses. For information on how to log on to the network  visit​.

Student Center From welcoming, comfortable common spaces to meeting rooms and places to eat a meal or grab a snack, the Student Center is the perfect meeting point in the midst of busy campus life. Many meetings and events are held here, and you can also find a chapel and ministry centers, counseling services, an intercultural center, a bank, copy center, ID card services and more.