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Where are DePaul classes located? Multiple campuses make it easy for you to attend class. Our traditional university environment in Lincoln Park–easily reached by public transportation–is home to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the College of Education, the School of Music and The Theatre School.

In the Loop, you'll find the School for New Learning as well as the College of Commerce, the College of Communication, the College of Computing and Digital Media and the College of Law.

Our three suburban campuses–Naperville, O'Hare and Oak Forest–serve all DePaul students. You can use computer labs and library facilities and study independently or as a group in locations that are close to your home or office.

Where do I park when I have classes in the Loop? DePaul University has no parking facilities of its own in the Loop. However, many private facilities offer discounts for DePaul students, staff and visitors. Tickets may be validated in the lobby of each downtown campus building. Two Chicago Park District underground garages and several private parking facilities are conveniently located near the campus.
  • Grant Park Garage (underground): 325 South Michigan Avenue (enter at Van Buren and Michigan Avenue)
  • Monroe Street Garage (underground): 250 East Monroe Street
  • Crosstown Auto Park: 328 South Wabash**
  • Auditorium Garage: 65 East Congress**
  • General Parking Corporation: 55 East Monroe**
  • CNA Building: 311 South Wabash**
  • University Self Park: 54 South Wabash
  • Mid City Parking: 219 South Wabash
** This facility offers the special discount rate for DePaul University. Claim check tickets must be validated at the DePaul Center, Lewis Center or CDM Center security stations.

Is DePaul on the quarter system? Yes, DePaul operates on the quarter system. Fall classes begin in September and end by Thanksgiving. Winter classes begin in January and end in mid-March. Spring classes are held from late March until mid-June. Three accelerated sessions are offered, one in June, one in July and one in December.

Is there any kind of technology training? The Media Production and Training Department offers free technology training for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Students can also access online training for Desire2Learn, Campus Connection and computer programs.

Where can I go if I have questions regarding my financial account, financial aid, academic record and immunization? Visit DePaul Central at depaulcentral.depaul.edu or call (312) 362-6628.

Which classes are offered online? The list of classes offered online varies from quarter to quarter. See the Course Schedule (select Location=Online) for a list of online classes. CDM offers more than 10 degrees that can be completed online.

Is the online section of a course going to be taught separately? No. In most cases, the instructor who teaches the in-class section of a COL-enabled course will also teach the online section. The in-class section is held on-campus and is recorded for online students to view.

How long will each week's lecture recording be available online? Once a class lecture is recorded and posted, it will be available for review the rest of the term. You should plan to stay current with your courses because assignments and due dates will follow the regular class schedule. The course recordings and class materials are available for one week after the class ends.

If I have trouble with the recording, can I come to class? Except for exams (mentioned above) online students are not allowed to come to class. In many cases, classrooms are full and extra online students would displace students registered for the in-class section. If you are able to attend class, you should register for the in-class section. Note that students in the in-class section of a COL-enabled course have access to the same recordings and materials as online students.

How will I turn in my homework if I take an online course? Ask your instructor. Most types of homework can be submitted through COLWeb, Course OnLine's course management application that will be provided for your instructor's use. However, your instructor may prefer that you e-mail or fax your homework instead.

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