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Lincoln Park Campus

DePaul Quad

Welcome to the neighborhood

DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus is just north of downtown Chicago and feels like a traditional university campus — quad and all.

Just Off-Campus in Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park is home to a sprawling lakefront park and some of the best restaurants in the nation. The neighborhood is a live music hub, with jazz clubs and leading rock venues. You’ll also find some of the best local bookstores, boutiques and grub. Frankly, just about anything you want is right around the corner.

On Campus

You can live in one of our 11 residence halls or in an apartment nearby. The library, student center, Brownstone’s coffee shop, Ray Meyer Fitness Center and community garden are just a handful of what you’ll find. 

Office of Admission
2400 N. Sheffield Ave.
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 Ave.

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 (800) 972-7000, or for TDD (Hearing Impaired), call (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

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 am and 5 pm CST with any questions or concerns.

View our interactive Google map on these suggested hotel locations.

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

Chicago Getaway Hostel
616 W. Arlington Pl.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 929-5380
When calling the hotel directly, ask for DePaul's 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 Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 549-1743

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

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

Hotel Indigo
1244 N. Dearborn Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 787-4980

Hotel Lincoln
1816 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 254-4700
Hotel Lincoln - Book Now
When making a reservation by phone, ask for DePaul’s Preferred Rate.

Hotel Versey
644 W. Diversey Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 525-7010

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

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

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

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

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: