Freshman Visits

See DePaul for Yourself

Walk among skyscrapers, hop on the ‘L’ and swing into a coffee shop that could become your go-to spot in the city. Your visit to DePaul is more than just a visit to campus — it’s a visit to Chicago. And while you’re on campus, you’ll get an inside look at life at DePaul.

Schedule a visit Take a virtual campus tour

Maybe you’ve already visited five or more schools, or maybe DePaul is your first. Either way, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
  1. Make the visit your own. You might be with your friends or parents, but this is about you. Come to campus ready to explore (and bring your walking shoes).
  2. Don’t rush it. Your visit doesn’t start and end with the information session and tour. Go out and explore the campus, popular hangouts and neighborhoods without the tour guide — this is when you’ll really get a feel for DePaul.
  3. Bring your questions. There’s only so much information you can get online. Ask your tour guide and admission rep questions.

Fall Visit Days

Fall Visit Days are an overview of everything DePaul has to offer for you and your family!

  • Learn about the admission and financial aid processes
  • Talk with current students and faculty from all our undergraduate colleges
  • Explore the DePaul community through an information fair and campus tours
Register for an upcoming visit day

Daily Visit Opportunities

Attend an information session and campus tour at our Lincoln Park Campus to learn about academics, student life and the admission process. We also offer tours of our downtown (Loop) campus.

Schedule a prospective freshman visit. ​

College of Computing and Digital Media Visits

  • Tour the College of Computing and Digital Media’s facilities and see its state-of-the-art classrooms and labs. Register for these daily CDM tours here.
  • Tour the College of Computing and Digital Media’s space at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios. Register for these monthly Cinespace tours here.
  • Learn about the College of Computing and Digital Media’s degree options, hear from current students, and get a guided tour of our facility and its resources at a mini open house. Register for these quarterly CDM Spotlight events here.
  • Tours of the School of Cinematic Arts are available for prospective students and their families. Student tour guides share their experiences while leading an hour-long walking tour through SCA classrooms and labs. These tours are available on Fridays at 3:00 pm. Register here.

Request a Customized Visit

Request a Customized Visit once you’ve applied to DePaul!

We need three weeks’ notice to plan your special visit, so please be sure to fill out a form as soon as you start planning. You can select options such as:

  • Observing a class
  • Enjoying a meal with a current student
  • Staying overnight in a residence hall

Customized Visits are offered only during active weeks of classes. Please review the calendar and request form for more details.

Learn more about Customized Visits here.

Virtual Campus Tour

Can’t make it to campus? Explore our virtual campus tour to see what the DePaul experience is like.​​

Meet DePaul in a City Near You

DePaul admission representatives are traveling throughout the country to meet with interested students. Find out if we'll be visiting a city near you by checking out our Regional Reception map or by exploring the Counselor Finder Map, where you can view the travel schedule of your DePaul admission counselor.​