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					GUIDE   TO


STUDENT
HOUSING
  2009–2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I NSI DE THIS GUIDE
YOUR HOUSING STAFF                                                                      YOUR ROOM                                                                                 YOUR BUILDING
Housing Services.....................................................3                  Alcohol & Drugs ....................................................24                    Access to Your Building ......................................17
Housing Facilities ................................................4–5                  Appliances..................................................................12            Accessibility ...............................................................18
Residential Education.................................. 3,6–7                           Cable Television...................................Back Cover                             Academic Study Space .......................................18
                                                                                                                                                                                  Bicycles.........................................................................18
                                                                                        Candles ........................................................................12
                                                                                                                                                                                  Community Areas .................................................18
YOUR HALL STAFF                                                                         Check-In & Check-Out ...............................12,13
                                                                                                                                                                                  Computer Labs .......................................................16
Area Office & Staff ...........................................4–5                      Community Damage Billing ..............................13                                 Elevators .....................................................................18
Desk Receptionists ................................................5                    Computer Information ........................................16                           Events ...........................................................................18
Facility Residence Directors ............................4                              Damages & Theft ....................................................13                    Front Desks ...............................................................18
Facilities Assistants .................................................5                Decorations & Displays.......................................13                           Guests & Visitation ................................................17
Residence Directors ............................................6                       Furnishings ..................................................................14          Laundry .......................................................................18
Resident Advisors ..................................................7                   Housing Condition Report ...............................12                                Mail.................................................................................18
Residence Hall Council ......................................7                          Inspections ..................................................................14          Noise ............................................................................18
                                                                                                                                                                                  Overnight Guests ..................................................17
Student Staff ....................................................5 & 7                 Insurance.....................................................................14
                                                                                                                                                                                  Posting ..........................................................................19
                                                                                        Internet Access & Hookup................................16
                                                                                                                                                                                  Quiet Hours .............................................................19
YOUR AGREEMENT                                                                          Keys & Lock-Outs ..........................................14–15                          Smoking .......................................................................19
Agreement Length .................................................8                     Loft & Refrigerator Rental ................................... 7                          Sports ...........................................................................19
Assignments ...............................................................8            Noise ............................................................................18      Trash..............................................................................19
Cancellation Policy ............................................8–9                     Odors ............................................................................15      Vending Machines ..................................................19
Consolidation ............................................................9             Offensive Displays ..................................................15                   Windows & Screens ............................................19
Eligibility ........................................................................9   Open Flames ............................................................12
Entry into Student Rooms ................................9                              Pets.................................................................................15   YOUR SAFETY
Nondiscrimination ............................................... 10                    Prohibited Appliances ..........................................12                        Balconies .....................................................................20
Reassignment .........................................................10                Repairs & Maintenance ..........................................5                         Damages & Theft .................................................. 13
Room Changes .....................................................10                    Room Changes ........................................................10                   DPU Alert..................................................................21
Roommate Assignments .................................. 10                              Roommate Issues ...................................................15                     Fire Safety & Drills.................................................21
                                                                                                                                                                                  Harassment ...............................................................24
Room Selection Process.................................. 10                             Wireless Internet ....................................................16
                                                                                                                                                                                  Illness & Injury..........................................................20
Temporary Housing ........................................... 10                        Work Orders...............................................................5
                                                                                                                                                                                  Public Safety ..............................................................20
Winter Break Housing ...................................... 10                                                                                                                    Severe Weather ......................................................20
                                                                                        YOUR TECHNOLOGY
YOUR CALENDAR                                                                           Internet ........................................................................16       YOUR DINING INFO
Important Housing Dates ................................11                              Phone ...........................................................................16       Dining & Meal Plans .....................................22–23

                                                                                        YOUR GUESTS
                                                                                        Guests & Visitation ................................................. 17                  YOUR ACTIONS
                                                                                        Hosts Responsibility .............................................. 17                    Disciplinary Procedures .....................................25
                                                                                        Overnight Guests ................................................... 17                   Judicial Process ........................................................25
    WELCOME TO
          DE PAU L H O U S I N G
    Living on campu s i s a n i m p o r t a n t a s p e c t o f a c o l l e g e e d u c a t i o n . R e s i d e n c e h a l l s a r e more than
    just dorms or p l a c e s t o s t u d y a n d s l ee p . T h e y a r e p l a c e s w h e r e s t u d e n t s d e v e l o p meaningful
    friendships, exp l o r e n e w i d e a s , a n d g e t i n v o l v e d w i t h t h e u n i v e r s i t y c o m m u n i t y. L i v i n g in campus
    housing provide s t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o l e a r n h o w t o b a l a n c e t h e a c a d e m i c a n d s o c i a l aspects of
    life at DePaul. H o w e v e r, r e s i d e n t s a r e r e m i n d e d t h a t l i v i n g i n c a m p u s h o u s i n g i s a privilege,
    not a right.
    This privilege re q u i r e s t h a t c e r t a i n s t a n d a r d s o f b e h a v i o r b e m a i n t a i n e d b y a l l r e s i d e n t ial students
    and their guests . S t u d e n t s s h o u l d r e a d a n d u n d e r s t a n d t h e p o l i c i e s a n d p r o c e d u r e s governing
    campus housing t h a t a r e i n c l u d e d i n t h i s G u i d e . S t u d e n t H o u s i n g p o l i c i e s a n d p r o c edures exist
    in order to allow t h e e n t i r e r e s i d e n t i a l c o m m u n i t y t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o f u l fi l l a c a d e m i c , social, and
    personal goals.
    Living successf u l l y o n c a m p u s i s c o n t i n g e n t u p o n b a l a n c i n g i n d i v i d u a l f r e e d o m s w i t h sensitivity
    to a nd respect f o r t h e r i g h t s o f o t h e r s . A w i l l i n g n e s s t o d i s c u s s , n e g o t i a t e , a n d c o mpromise is
    essential. Indivi d u a l d i ff e r e n c e s m a k e u p t h e u n i q u e t e x t u r e o f t h e r e s i d e n c e h a l l s , a nd students
    are encouraged t o l e a r n f r o m o n e a n o t h e r. L i v i n g o n c a m p u s i s a l e a r n i n g p r o c e s s t h at builds on
    life lessons. It is a n i n t e g r a l p a r t o f t h e e d u c a t i o n a l e x p e r i e n c e t h a t h e l p s s t u d e n t s form lasting
    friendships and c o n t r i b u t e s t o a c a d e m i c a c h i e v e m e n t a n d i n t e r p e r s o n a l d e v e l o p m e nt.


              RESPONSIBILITY FOR COMPLYING WITH POLICIES
               By c hoosing to live in a DePaul U n i v e r s i t y re s i d e n c e , y o u a g re e t o a b i d e by a l l D e Pa u l U n i v e r s i t y
               policies , inc luding the Code of Stu d e n t R e s p o n s i b i l i t y a n d t h e p o l i c i e s a n d p ro c e d u re s d e t a i l e d i n t h i s
               Guide . Failure to abide by any of th e s e p o l i c i e s a n d p ro c e d u re s m a y re s u l t i n a p p ro p r i a t e d i s c i p l i n e , i n
               accordance with established proce d u re s , u p t o a n d i n c l u d i n g d i s m i s s a l f ro m t h e h a l l s o r t h e u n i v e r s i t y
               and/or financial penalties . DePaul U n i v e r s i t y re s e r v e s t h e r i g h t t o c h a n ge i t s p o l i c i e s o r p ro c e d u re s
               maintained herein at any time , prov i d e d s u c h c h a n ge s a re a n n o u n c e d , fo r e x a m p l e , t h ro u g h o f fi c i a l
               bulletin boards , office publication s , m a i l i n g s t o re s i d e n t i a l s t u d e n t s , o r i n fo r m a t i o n p o s t e d o n o u r
               Web site . In the event of discrepa n c i e s b e t w e e n t h i s d o c u m e n t a n d t h e Te r m s a n d C o n d i t i o n s o f t h e
               Housing Agreement, the Guide to S t u d e n t H o u s i n g s h a l l s u p e r s e d e t h e H o u s i n g Ag re e m e n t . I n t h e
               event of discrepancies between th i s d o c u m e n t a n d t h e C o d e o f S t u d e n t R e s p o n s i b i l i t y ( o n t h e We b a t
               sr.depaul.edu/catalog/catalogfiles/ C u r re n t / U n d e r g ra d u a t e % 2 0 S t u d e n t % 2 0 H a n d b o o k / p g 5 0 . h t m l ) , t h e
               Code of Student Responsibility sh a l l s u p e r s e d e t h e G u i d e t o S t u d e n t H o u s i n g .
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S TUDENT H O U S I N G
DEPARTMEN T S
T h e departments of Housing Services a n d R e s i d e n t i a l E d u c a t i o n m a k e u p t h e e n t i t y k n o w n
a s S tudent Housing. The professional a n d s t u d e n t s t a ff i n t h e s e d e p a r t m e n t s w o r k t o g e t h e r
t o p r ovide clean, safe, and vibrant liv i n g c o m m u n i t i e s f o r D e P a u l s t u d e n t s . P l e a s e r e v i e w
t h e information below to learn more a b o u t t h e d i ff e r e n t r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s o f t h e s e t w o
d e p a rtments.




DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING SERVICES                                             DEPARTMENT OF RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION

Grounded in DePaul University’s Vincentian values and                      “Res Ed” connects students with learning opportunities in the
distinguishing marks, the staff of the Department of Housing               residential community. Through connections with students and
Services administers the processes for living on campus and                others, Res Ed supports the University’s Vincentian values. This
partners with others in promoting this experience. We strive to            department is responsible for the residential judicial/discipline
provide exceptional services for our high-quality residential facilities   process, programming for students, crisis response, and student
while also encouraging residents’ personal growth and community            advocacy.
responsibility. Housing Services is responsible for many aspects of
living on campus, including billing, assignments, residence hall front
desk operations, security, facilities work orders, card access, 4DTV,
and the Room Selection process, among other things.

If you have questions about any of these items, or about your If you have questions about any of these items, please contact
housing in general, please contact Housing Services.          Residential Education.

Centennial Hall                                                            Centennial Hall
2345 N. Sheffield, Suite 301                                               2345 N. Sheffield, Suite 302
Chicago, IL 60614                                                          Chicago, IL 60614
Ph: 773-325-7196 or ext. 5-7196; Fax: 773-325-7221                         Ph: 773-325-4211 or ext. 5-4211 Fax: 773-325-7221
housing@depaul.edu                                                         resed@depaul.edu
housing.depaul.edu                                                         studentaffairs.depaul.edu/resed




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    YOUR STAFF
    HOUSING SERVICES
    FACILITY RESIDENCE DIRECTORS (FRDs) are professional staff members responsible for facility management and admin-
    istration of your housing area. FRDs live on campus and manage specific housing areas: the Facilities Assistants (FAs) perform building
    inspections within designated areas. The FRDs coordinate all housing inspections, clarify and enforce standards of health and safety
    for residents, and manage most access-related issues. The FRDs also respond to major facility-related emergencies outside of normal
    business hours. In addition to supervising the FAs, the FRDs also supervise the Desk Receptionists (DRs) who monitor access control
    to the residence halls.




                                             Michelle Krejci                                 CENTRAL AREA:
                                             Facility Residence Director                     Belden Apartments
                                             Central Area Office                             Courtside Apartments
                                             mkrejci@depaul.edu                              Kenmore Apartments
                                             Sanctuary Hall Office 211C                      Sanctuary Hall / Townhomes
                                             Ph: 773-325-1899 or ext. 5-1899                 Sheffield Square
                                                                                             University Hall




                                             Nathan Veeneman                                 EAST AREA:
                                             Facility Residence Director                     Centennial Hall
                                             East Area Office                                Corcoran Hall
                                             nveenema@depaul.edu                             McCabe Hall
                                             Corcoran Hall Office 105                        Seton Hall
                                             Ph: 773-325-8690 or ext. 5-8690




                                             Brian Barker                                    WEST AREA:
                                             Facility Residence Director                     Belden-Racine Hall
                                             West Area Office                                Clifton-Fullerton Hall
                                             bbarker6@depaul.edu                             Munroe Hall
                                             Munroe Hall Office 107
                                             Ph: 773-325-7202 or ext. 5-7202




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A REA OFFIC E & S TA F F
Area Offices are located in the east, west, and central areas of campus (please see the previous page). Housing Facilities staff members
work in the Area Offices from 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.

You should contact or go to your Area Office if:
• You need to check in or check out of your assigned housing space.
• You have a question about how to place a work order, or need to follow up on a work order request.
• You need bunk bed pins or light bulbs.
• You have lost your key and/or have had your locks changed.
• You need to turn in your Housing Condition Report.
• You have questions about your facility inspection or about a facility project in your residence hall or assigned housing space.
• To report a daytime (between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.) facility emergency issue in your room or apartment.

University Apartment Communities (UAC) Residents live more independently in UAC than residents of the traditional-style halls and
apartment-style buildings. The 24 hour Sanctuary Hall Front Desk offers assistance for the UAC buildings. Below are the Area Offices
designated to each building:

The East Area Office (see previous page) is for residents of:
• Centennial Hall

The Central Area Office (see previous page) is for residents of:
• Belden Apartments
• Courtside Apartments
• Kenmore Apartments
• Sheffield Square Apartments

REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE/WORK ORDERS
Non-emergency repair requests and extermination concerns can be
sent via the online work order forms located on the Housing Services
Web site at housing.depaul.edu. Housing Services receives these
forms and assigns personnel or vendors to perform the service needed
and as warranted. To expedite service, please be as detailed as possible when completing the request form and send no more than
1 work order/repair request per form. For example, if reporting a broken light switch and a plumbing issue, 2 work orders must be
submitted—1 work order per issue. Work orders are only processed during business hours, Monday through Friday. If you need to
report a facilities emergency during the weekend or non-business hours, notify the Front Desk Receptionist of your building or call Public
Safety at 773-325777 or ext. 5-7777.

STUDENT STAFF
Facilities Assistants (FAs) are student staff members who live and work on campus in a specific housing area, performing frequent
building inspections and quarterly in-unit inspections of all campus housing spaces. The FAs also handle lockouts and respond to facility
emergencies after hours.

Desk Receptionists (DRs) and Lead Desk Receptionists (LDRs) are responsible for access control and monitoring the card swipe
access at residence hall front desks. The DRs check identification, maintain the computerized visitation check-in system and act as
friendly campus resources for students and their guests. The DRs manage the guest sign-in process for visitors in the residence halls.
Residence hall front desks are staffed by trained student staff members between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 a.m. and by professional
security attendants from 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. If you are interested in becoming a DR, please visit the Housing Services Web site for more
information on the position and instructions on how to apply. LDRs are the student supervisor of DRs.

Office Assistants (OAs) are student staff who assists in daily office tasks for various areas of Housing Services. OAs are assigned to
the Main, East, West and Central housing offices and can assist residents with questions about on-campus housing.

Facilities Crew (Crew) members are student staff who follow up on general furniture and appliance-related work orders and are
responsible for setting up and removing temporary furniture. Crew perform regular inspections of common areas and are involved in a
wide variety of housing facility projects.



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    YOUR STAFF
    RESIDENTIA L E D U C AT I O N
    RESIDENCE DIRECTORS (RDs) are professional staff members who supervise the student Resident Advisor (RA) staff, as well
    as the activities in your building. RDs are available for support and advice, and they live in an apartment in your building or complex.
    Along with the RAs, RDs are responsible for responding to policy violations and providing emergency response to student incidents that
    occur outside of normal business hours.




              Joseph Bruno                                   Amanda Dime                                     Sara Doyle
                Seton Hall                              Corcoran & McCabe Halls                  University Apartment Communities
          jbruno5@depaul.edu                               adime@depaul.edu                       Sanctuary Hall and Townhomes
          Phone: 773-325-7845                             Phone: 773-325-7207                          sdoyle7@depaul.edu
              or ext. 5-7845                                  or ext. 5-7207                            Phone: 773-325-4585
                                                                                                            or ext. 5-4585




            Corban Sanchez                                       Chris Sowa                                      Ellen Herion
     Belden-Racine and Munroe Halls                            University Hall                              Clifton-Fullerton Hall
         csanch12@depaul.edu                                csowa2@depaul.edu                               eherion@depaul.edu
          Phone: 773-325-7195                               Phone: 773-325-7191                             Phone: 773-325-7175
             or ext. 5-7195                                     or ext.5-7191                                    or ext.5-7175




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RESIDENT ADVISORS (RAs) are students just like you who
live on your floor and have been selected and trained to assist and
support you. They help create community by providing program-
ming opportunities and referral information. They can also help
you with roommate conflicts and adjusting to college life. To find
your RA’s room or apartment number, please visit studentaffairs.
depaul.edu/resed.

RESIDENCE HALL COUNCIL (RHC)                      consists of cur-
rent residents who have been elected by their peers. The purpose
of the RHC is to facilitate the social, educational, and personal
growth of all residents. The RHC acts as a liaison between resi-
dents and the administration and aids in maintaining the best pos-
sible environment for all residents. There are many ways to get involved with the RHC. Residents may join the Executive Board, Senate,
or General Council, or attend RHC-sponsored events. The RHC is primarily focused on programming and services for students. Past
programs include the Little Siblings Weekend and DePaul’s Got Talent. Below are the services provided to on-campus residents. Please
check the RHC Web site for more details.

Linens – The RHC offers linen purchases through Campus Bedding before the academic year begins. If you have questions about the
linens you purchased, please visit www.campusbedding.com.

Loft Rental – Lofts are metal frames that elevate a bed. Lofts may only be leased through the RHC-approved vendor. All other loft sys-
tems, whether purchased or homemade, are prohibited (leased lofts may only be used in the traditional residence halls, which excludes
Sanctuary Hall, McCabe Hall and University Apartment Communities UAC buildings). Residents may only rent lofts before the academic
year begins; they will be delivered to your room prior to September 5, 2009. The lofts are delivered unassembled, and students are
responsible for assembling their own lofts. Bed ends and additional furniture must remain in the room and cannot be removed to create
more space for a lofted bed. A week before the school year ends, students are responsible for returning their lofts during pick-up day to
the assigned location. At this time, students are also responsible for reassembling their beds. For questions on lofts please contact the
vendor by phone at 1-888-929-0806 or visit loftconcepts.com.

Micro-Fridge Rental – Fridges of varying sizes are available for students to lease (micro-fridges may only be rented before the aca-
demic year begins; they will be delivered to your room prior to September 5, 2009). Micro-fridges may only be used in the traditional
residence halls, which exclude Sanctuary Hall, McCabe Hall and University Apartment Communities UAC buildings. Students are only
allowed 1 micro-fridge per unit: please confer with your roommate before placing your rental order. Fridges are picked up a week before
the end of the school year. Students are responsible for bringing their fridges to the assigned pickup location. For fridge questions, visit
www.depaulfridges.com.

Student Advantage – The Student Advantage card, which offers discounts to students at local and national businesses, is available for
purchase through the RHC before the start of the year. If you have questions about the Student Advantage card, please visit
                                                                     www.studentadvantage.com.

                                                                        For more information about RHC or any of the services they pro-
                                                                        vide, please visit studentaffairs.depaul.edu/rhc or e-mail your
                                                                        questions to depaulrhc@gmail.com.




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    YOUR AGRE E M E N T
    THE HOUSING AGREEMENT– Once you have completed the Housing Agreement and have been confirmed for an on-campus
    space, you have entered into a legally binding, financial commitment with the Department of Housing Services and DePaul University.


     R e sidents are responsible for respond i n g t o                     AGREEMENT LENGTH –                  The term of this Agreement shall
                                                                           be the fall, winter, and spring quarters, or remaining portion thereof,
     a n y official e-mail, voicemail, or regula r m a i l
                                                                           beginning September 5, 2009. This Agreement will terminate 24
     s e nt to them by the univer sity and for u p d a t i n g
                                                                           hours after the student’s last spring quarter final examination or on
     t h eir information in Campus Connect. H o u s i n g                  the last day of the spring quarter, whichever comes first. Any resi-
     S e r vices will communicate with st u d e n t s ,                    dent not checked in to their assigned space or having accessed their
     m ainly via e-mail, utilizing the most u p d a t e d                  space within 48 hours after the opening of the halls, for each quarter
     e - mail registered in Campus Connect. Fa i l u re                    may be reassigned to another space unless prior notification and
     t o update or c hec k e-mail, campus mail o r U. S .                  approval has been arranged through Housing Services.
     m ail addresses will not excuse a studen t f ro m
     re s ponding to a message from the univer s i t y.                    Winter Break: Students living in Belden-Racine, Clifton-Fullerton,
                                                                           Corcoran, McCabe, Munroe, Seton, and University Halls are also
                                                                           required to vacate their rooms 24 hours after their last final exam for
    fall quarter or by the last day of fall quarter (Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 5:00 p.m.), whichever comes first. At the end of fall quarter,
    residents who will be returning for winter quarter may leave their belongings in their unit and take their key home. However,
    once the halls close at the conclusion of the fall quarter, residents will not be able to access their space until the halls reopen for winter
    quarter.

    Winter Quarter Move-In: Residents may return to campus housing beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2010.

    Spring Quarter: All residents (not graduating seniors) must check out within 24 hours of their last final exam, or by noon on Saturday,
    June 12, 2010 whichever comes first. Students who may need to stay in their rooms beyond the traditional end date of spring quarter,
    because they are participating in graduation ceremonies must notify the Department of Housing Services in writing at least 2 weeks
    prior to graduation. Graduating seniors will be allowed to check out of their space no later than Monday, June 14, by noon.

    Summer Quarter: Residents who wish to stay for the summer quarter will need to complete a separate Summer Housing Agreement,
    available the first day of spring quarter. Summer residents need to vacate their summer space by noon on Saturday, August 21, 2010.

    ASSIGNMENTS –          Placements are made by Housing Services and all published rates are based on full occupancy of each room,
    suite, and apartment, which range from one to eight students.

    CANCELLATION POLICY – A student must cancel his/her Housing Agreement in writing and, if required by Housing Services,
    meet with a Housing Services staff member. The cancellation process will not be finished until the student completes the step-by-step
    instructions of checking out. Full room charges will continue to accrue on a prorated basis until Housing Services acknowledges the
    cancellation in writing and the student successfully completes the check-out process, including the return of all university-issued keys.

    Most cancellations are subject to cancellation fees as follows:

    Pre-Term Cancellations
    • No cancellation fee will be charged for students who cancel before being confirmed and are still on the housing wait list.
    • No cancellation fee will be charged for students who have NOT yet been confirmed for a space.
    • A $500 cancellation fee will be charged for all new incoming students who cancel after the deadline listed below:
                     1. May 1, 2009, for all new freshmen students
                     2. June 15, 2009, for all new transfer students
    • A $1,000 cancellation fee will be charged to all returning students who cancel after being confirmed for housing and prior to the first
        day of occupancy.
    • A cancellation fee equal to 50% of the remaining housing charges for the remainder of the FULL LENGTH of the Agreement will be
        charged to enrolled students(whether new students or returning students) who cancel after they have been confirmed for housing
        and then submit a cancellation after the first day of the Agreement term regardless of whether the student has ever occupied the
        space.



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Post-Term Cancellations
Students who cancel after the start of the agreement term are subject to a prorated, daily room charge of 100% per day from the begin-
ning of the Agreement term until the check-out process has been successfully completed.
Additional cancellation fees are applied as follows:
• A $1,000 cancellation fee will be charged to all students who cancel due to a voluntary withdrawal from the university or for an aca-
    demic dismissal after the start date of the Agreement. The required documentation must be provided to Housing Services.
• A cancellation fee equal to 50% of the remaining housing charges for the FULL LENGTH of the Agreement may be charged to all
    enrolled students who cancel after occupying a residential space, regardless of the cancellation reason.

These cancellation fees are not affected by whether or not DePaul University is able to fill the residence space vacated by
the student. Each student is responsible for all appropriate cancellation fees outlined in the Terms and Conditions of their Housing
Agreement. The student must cancel his/her Housing Agreement in writing and meet with a Housing Services staff member to follow the
step-by-step instructions of the check out process. All room and board charges will continue to accrue until the student has completed
the check-out process. This process includes the return of all university issued keys.

ADDITIONAL CANCELLATION INFORMATION – DePaul University requires that students electronically sign a Housing
Agreement to secure a space on campus. By requiring students to sign this, Housing Services can conclude that these students intend
to live on campus and therefore a space should be reserved in their name. Due to the demand for DePaul housing, these cancellation
policies assist us in reserving spaces for only those students with the intent to live on campus for the full academic year. By enforc-
ing cancellation deadlines, we are encouraging students to inform us of their plans in advance so we can use the space for another
student. Housing Services wants to avoid having students wait until the last minute to cancel, which puts students on our wait list at a
disadvantage.
Please note: Students may not cancel their Housing Agreement for any reason with 2 weeks or less remaining at the end of
each quarter, for that quarter they are cancelling in.

CONSOLIDATION – All residents who do not have a full capacity of roommates (designated by Housing Services) are eligible for
“consolidation.” Residents who occupy spaces below the designed capacity may be assigned additional roommates or may be required
to move. Refusal or failure to do so may result in additional housing charges (including contracting for the additional space at an addi-
tional cost). At times, if space on campus permits, and at the discretion of Housing Services, residents may be given the option to “buy
out” a vacant space in a room, suite or apartment.

ELIGIBILITY – Campus housing is not guaranteed for any student. Additionally, neither the university nor the student has an obliga-
tion to renew this Agreement for future years. DePaul residence halls are intended for the use of full-time undergraduate students. Part-
time and non-undergraduate students may be accommodated if space permits. Applicants or residents who lose their eligibility to live in
campus housing because of a judicial sanction or academic standing are subject to the cancellation fees listed on the previous pages
and must inform Housing Services within 2 business days of losing housing eligibility. Any resident who is not enrolled in classes as
of the add/drop date of any academic quarter will have their Housing Agreement administratively canceled and will be required
to move out of campus housing within 24 hours of notification.

ENTRY INTO STUDENT ROOMS BY OCCUPANT – Students will be issued keys to their room and are responsible for
their safekeeping. Students may be charged for lock changes and replacement charges if keys are lost, stolen, illegally duplicated, or
broken. (See Keys section on page 14 in this Guide.)

ENTRY INTO STUDENT ROOMS BY UNIVERSITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS – The privacy of
each resident’s room is an important component of campus housing. Nonetheless, DePaul reserves the right to enter into and search
any on-campus living quarters at any time for the following purposes:
1. If there is an apparent emergency or danger to a resident’s or guest’s life, safety, health, or property.
2. In conjunction with law enforcement officers in the performance of their duties and in accordance with legally defined procedures
    governing search and seizure.
3. To perform inspections and to close the buildings over break periods.
4. When there is reasonable cause to believe a violation of any university policy is being, has been, or will be committed.
5. To perform maintenance or repair service. Housing Facilities staff will attempt whenever possible to provide residents with 24 hours’
    notice before entering a unit for scheduled maintenance and inspection. This notice may be via voice mail, e-mail, the Housing
    Services Web site, or in the form of written posted communication. Advance notice of entry will not be provided in instances when
    a resident has submitted a work order via the work order system or indirectly through their Area Office.




NONDISCRIMINATION – DePaul is committed to providing and maintaining a healthy living, learning, and working environment
for all students, staff, and faculty members, free of harassment and discrimination against any person or group of individuals based on
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YOUR AGRE E M E N T
race, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, religion, marital status, or disability. In no case will DePaul make assignments or
approve room changes based upon race, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or religion.

REASSIGNMENT –The university, whose judgment shall be final, retains the right to reassign students to other campus accommoda-
tions if repairs or improvements are needed in order to maintain efficient operation of the premises and ensure protection of the occupants.

ROOM CHANGE REQUESTS – Residents can only submit a room change form during the dates listed on the calendar on the
following page.
• Generally, priority for moving will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis, as space is available.
• Forms are available at the Housing Services office front desk and must be approved and signed by the respective Residence
     Director.
• Room changes will not be granted for first-year students until all temporary residents receive a permanent space. Freshmen room
     change requests generally cannot be accommodated during fall quarter.
• Room swaps (switching rooms with another resident) may be possible after the room change process begins if all parties are in
     agreement. Students wishing to swap spaces must complete the appropriate paperwork and have the room swap approved by the
     Resident Director and Housing Services.
• Students may not swap or otherwise change rooms until they are notified by Housing Services in writing. Students residing
     in a room to which they have not been assigned by Housing Services may be subject to disciplinary action.

ROOMMATE ASSIGNMENTS –                  Housing Services is committed to meeting each student’s preferences while being fair to all.
When roommates are mutually requested, Housing Services will attempt to make this accommodation based on availability. When a
preferred roommate is not listed, students are assigned roommates randomly, taking into account lifestyle preferences, by our housing
software.

ROOMMATE CLICK – Housing Services is offering a new service for students looking for a roommate(s) for academic year 2010-
2011. We have partnered with Lifetopia, Inc., to offer students DePaul RoommateClick. DePaul RoommateClick is an online portal that
will allow students to create a profile and search for potential roommates. Participation in this service is not required and is an effort to
better accommodate students’ needs and allow for a more cohesive living environment.

ROOM SELECTION PROCESS –                 The process for selecting campus housing for academic year 2010-2011 will occur during
spring quarter. Housing Services will make detailed information available in January on its Web site. Additional information will be sent
to campus mailboxes and e-mail addresses.

TEMPORARY HOUSING – When demand for campus housing exceeds supply, some confirmed students may be assigned to
temporary housing spaces. Some campus rooms, including study lounges, may be used as temporary housing for additional students.
The temporary resident and the temp-impacted roommates receive a 20% credit on their housing charges for the time for which they
are assigned to a temporary space or share a room with an additional temporary roommate. When a temporary resident is assigned to
a permanent space, he or she will be charged the full, prorated amount for the new space. Temp-impacted residents’ credit will cease
once their temporary roommate is assigned a new space. This credit is not applied to any of the student’s accounts until after the tem-
porary student moves out. If the temporary resident remains for the entire quarter, the credit will be issued at the end of the quarter. As
soon as a permanent space becomes available for a temporary resident, Housing will inform that student in a timely manner (typically
48 hour notice) with written communication delivered to their current assignment. Temporary furniture will be removed as quickly as
possible. Residents will be provided with notification of a date for the temporary furniture to be removed from the room by Housing staff.
Residents may not place furniture outside of the room. In order to expedite the process, students should remove personal items from
the lofted bed, the wardrobe, and the desk. Requests to keep the temporary lofted bed will not be accommodated. (See the Residence
Hall Council section on page 7 for information on rental lofts.)

WINTER BREAK HOUSING FOR APPROVED STUDENTS – For the entire winter break period (November 25, 2009 –
January 1, 2010), residents of UAC, Sanctuary, and the Townhomes are allowed to remain on campus; winter break housing is included
for these buildings. During December Intersession period (November 25, 2009 – December 18, 2009), Belden-Racine Hall will also be
open. Residents currently living in Belden-Racine who wish to stay for the Intersession must complete a December Intersession Agree-
ment with Housing Services no later than October 15, 2009. The housing charge for students remaining for the 2009 December Interses-
sion period is $730. Belden-Racine Hall will close at noon on December 18, 2009, for all Intersession residents. Students who require
December Intersession housing and who are not residents of UAC, Sanctuary, or the Townhomes must apply with Housing Services no
later than October 15, 2009. Housing Services will attempt to accommodate these requests as space permits.


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YOUR C ALE N DA R
 EVENT                                                                     QUARTER   DATE
 Facility Inspections                                                        FALL    September 11 – September 27, 2009

 First Day to Submit Room Change Forms                                       FALL    Monday, September 21, 2009

 First Room Changes Begin                                                    FALL    Friday, September 25, 2009

 Last Day to Submit Room Change Forms                                        FALL    Tuesday, November 03, 2009

 Last Room Changes Complete                                                  FALL    Friday, November 06, 2009

 December Intersession Housing Agreements Available                          FALL    Thursday, October 01, 2009

 December Intersession Housing Agreements Due                                FALL    Thursday, October 15, 2009

 Last Day to Cancel for Fall Quarter *                                       FALL    Wednesday, November 11, 2009

 Fall Quarter Move-Out: Residence Halls                                      FALL    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 or
                                                                                     24 Hours After Last Final Exam

 December Intersession Move-Out                                             WINTER   Friday, December 18, 2009

 Move-In Winter Quarter                                                     WINTER   Saturday, January 2, 2010

 First Day to Submit Room Change Forms                                      WINTER   Monday, January 18, 2010

 First Room Changes Begin                                                   WINTER   Friday, January 22, 2010

 Facility Inspections                                                       WINTER   February 5 – February 22, 2010

 Last Day to Submit Room Change Forms                                       WINTER   Monday, February 22, 2010

 Last Room Changes Complete                                                 WINTER   Friday, February 26, 2010

 Last Day to Cancel Winter Quarter*                                         WINTER   Wednesday, March 3, 2010

 Move-In Spring Quarter                                                     SPRING   Saturday, March 27, 2010

 Summer Housing Agreement Available                                         SPRING   Monday, March 29, 2010

 First Day to Submit Room Change Forms                                      SPRING   Monday, April 12, 2010

 First Room Changes Begin                                                   SPRING   Friday, April 16, 2010

 Last Day to Submit Room Change Forms                                       SPRING   Tuesday, April 27, 2010

 Last Room Changes Complete                                                 SPRING   Friday, April 30, 2010

 Facility Inspections                                                       SPRING   May 14 – May 30, 2010

 Last Day to Cancel Spring Quarter*                                         SPRING   Friday, May 28, 2010

 Spring Quarter Move-Out                                                    SPRING   Saturday, June 12, 2010 or
                                                                                     24 Hours After Last Final Exam

* Last day to cancel with credit given for the remainder of the quarter.
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   YOUR ROOM
                                                                               PROHIBITED APPLIANCES – Fire and smoke present
                                                                               dangers to the health and safety of the campus housing
                                                                               community and require all residents to be cautious. Residents
                                                                               using hair dryers or hot irons (for example, curling irons or hair
                                                                               straightening irons) should not be left unattended while plugged
                                                                               in. For fire safety reasons, and to prevent electrical overloading,
                                                                               the following items are prohibited in all residential units on
                                                                               campus. Please note that should hall staff discover these items
                                                                               in a student room, they may remove them or disable them with
                                                                               a locking device on sight:
                                                                               • Portable heaters
                                                                               • Sandwich makers/grills, hot plates, rice cookers, crock-
                                                                                   pots, waffle makers, toasters, toaster ovens, and other
                                                                                   similar cooking tools in non-kitchen rooms
                                                                               • Electrical appliances without a “UL Certified” label for safety
   •     Refrigerator units exceeding 4.6 cubic feet or multiple refrigerators in a unit
   •     Halogen bulbs and halogen lamps/desk lamps
   •     Extension cords, outlet adapters, or multiple plugs, except for power strips with built-in circuit breakers
   •     Electrical appliances rated higher than 900 watts or that have exposed heating elements

                                                                  The following is a non-exhaustive list of additional prohibited appliances in
       These items are expressly prohibited and will be           Belden-Racine, Clifton-Fullerton, Corcoran, Munroe, Seton, and University
       confiscated immediately if found in student housing:        halls’ resident rooms: toasters, toaster ovens, popcorn poppers, percolators,
       •   Candles                                                coffee makers, electric grills, hot plates indoor grilling appliances (e.g.,
       •   Halogen lamps                                          George Foreman), and clothing irons.
       •   Extension cords and outlet adapters
       •   Incense and scented oil burners                        These items can be used only in community kitchen areas. If assigned to
       •   Outlet splitters                                       a residence hall apartment, please use these items in kitchen areas only.

                                                                 When using these items in community kitchen areas, please monitor them
   at all times, and remember to unplug and remove them when finished. Please note that should hall staff discover these items in the
   residential portion of a unit, the items will be removed/disabled on sight.

   OPEN FLAMES – With the exception of university-provided gas stoves, open flames (including candles, incense, and hookahs) are
   prohibited within all residence halls. Please note that hall staff has zero tolerance for flammable items and will remove items on sight if
   they pose a fire or safety risk.

   CHECK IN PROCEDURE – Each resident is issued a room key and is asked to complete a Housing Condition Report (HCR). It
   is the resident’s responsibility to:
   • Carefully examine his/her unit and its contents.
   • Assess issues already noted by staff on the HCR.
   • Fill out the Personal Information Form (PI)/Key Agreement.
   • Indicate the unit’s condition (including noting the absence/presence and quantity of furnishings) on the HCR.
   • Return the signed HCR to the appropriate Area Office within 48 hours of check in.

   Residents may be held responsible for any conditions, damages, or shortages, that are not noted on the HCR at the time of check in.
   Failure to return/complete the completed HCR as indicated above may result in a resident being charged for conditions, damages, or
   shortages that preceded her/his time of occupancy. Once the resident has moved out, any damages or shortages not noted on the
   original HCR may result in an appropriate charge to the student’s account by Housing Services.

   CHECK–OUT PROCEDURE – Residents vacating their rooms at any time during the year are expected to check-out properly. The
   check out procedure varies by situation, but all students vacating a space on campus are required to:
   • Turn in all issued keys and complete necessary cancellation paperwork.
   • Remove all belongings and sufficiently clean the room or apartment, including cleaning the adjacent bathroom in suite-style units
       and kitchens and bathrooms in apartment-style units. DePaul reserves the right to determine whether a room or apartment is
       sufficiently clean.
        • Arrange and assemble all university-provided furniture as it was found upon move-in (see cancellation section for additional
12      check-out information if checking out due to a cancellation).
CHECK–OUT PROCEDURE (CONT.)

Additionally, all residents are advised that:
• Failure to check out properly may result in an improper check-out fee of $150.
• All residents are jointly responsible for the care, cleanliness, and protection of the common areas of their suite and/ or apartment:
   when damages occur inside a room or apartment and Housing Services does not know who caused it, charges may be split among
   the residents of that unit.
• All billing decisions regarding room condition and damages are final.
• Students’ private property left after vacating or upon the expiration of the Housing Agreement will be considered abandoned
   and may be disposed of at the expense of the resident.
• Students must fill out a forwarding address card at the Student Housing Mail Center so mail can be properly routed.

Preferred Check Out: Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1. Students choosing this option forgo the right to be present during the inspection of his/her room.
2. Your room should be clean and in the same condition as when you moved in.
3. Use the key envelope you received upon completion of your cancellation paperwork and return your key to the Housing Services
    office, Centennial Hall, Suite 301.
4. Complete the required information on the envelope, including the date, your name, DePaul ID number, building, and room.
5. Drop the sealed and completed envelope, with your keys to the Main Housing Services’ office in the key drop box. The drop
    box is located outside of the entrance to Suite 301.
6. Return your mailbox key to the Mail Center.
7. After your room has been vacated, a Housing Services staff member will inspect your room and note any applicable damage
    charges, including cleaning charges. If necessary, a damage billing letter will be sent to your permanent address.

Alternate Check Out: Available only during normal business hours; Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. This option is not available in June
during spring closing.
1. Make an appointment with your Facility Residence Director (FRD) at least 24 hours in advance of your move-out date to
     complete your room inspection.
2. Your room should be clean and in the same condition as when you moved in.
3. Your FRD will inspect your room and note any discrepancies.
4. Present your room key to your FRD and sign the key agreement.
5. Return your mailbox key to the Mail Center.

DAMAGE & THEFT
COMMUNITY DAMAGE BILLING – When damages occur in common areas, an investigation is launched by Residential Educa-
tion and Housing Services. If the investigation is inconclusive and it is difficult to discern which residents and/or guests are responsible,
charges may be split among the entire community. After each investigation of community damages, charges may be assessed to the
community and will be divided on a case-by-case basis, as appropriate. If a resident, multiple residents, or guests of residents are
found to be responsible for the damage/vandalism, they may be subject to additional repair fees and judicial action. Residents who host
guests associated with the vandalism incident are responsible for the damage billing charge assessed to a guest. Common Areas may
be closed to residents if persistent vandalism and/or damage occur. Students who have information about who might be responsible for
damage in common areas should contact their Facility Residence Director, Residence Director, or Resident Advisor. Community dam-
age fees being assessed to the residents of a wing, floor, or building will be placed directly on each resident’s student account (typically
within 30–60 days after the damage is discovered and no later than one quarter following notification); residents will receive an e-mail
notification if they are billed. All billing decisions regarding community damages and related fees are final. All damage billing will be
placed on a resident’s student account no later than one quarter following notification of the damage.

PERSONAL PROPERTY – Residence halls and apartments are high-traffic areas, and it is therefore important that residents take
steps to safeguard their personal property. Residents should store valuables in secure places, be watchful of suspicious behaviors, and
always lock their doors while they are home and when leaving their rooms. Residents are encouraged to have the proper insurance to
cover lost, stolen, or damaged personal property. Residents should be aware that in most circumstances DePaul University insurance
will not cover damage to or loss of personal property from individual residences. In the event that a theft or damage occurs, notify Public
Safety in order to file a report. Public Safety can also assist residents in contacting the Chicago Police Department. The university is
not liable for damaged, stolen, or missing property.

UNIVERSITY PROPERTY – University property in residence hall common areas may not be removed from its original location. Disci-
plinary action and/or financial responsibility for staff time to relocate items may be assessed to residents. Residents who become aware
of damages occurring in a common area of their building should notify building staff. Damages to common areas may be considered
community damages and charged to all residents of a building.
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     YOUR ROOM
     DECORATIONS & DISPLAYS –                   Residents are encour-
     aged to personalize their living areas. However, there are
     guidelines that must be followed when decorating university
     spaces. In addition to the expectations in the Code of Student
     Responsibility, the following policies exist in campus housing.

     ROOM PERSONALIZATION – While decorating their
     rooms, students should be mindful of the opinions and sensibil-
     ities of their roommates, fellow building residents, and guests.
     Residents may not paint their unit or make other alterations
     that affect the current condition of the walls, ceiling, window
     coverings, or flooring. Posting or hanging items from the ceiling
     is prohibited.

     DOOR PERSONALIZATION
     •   In order to preserve the quality appearance of room and apartment doors, posting or applying any items to either side of the door
         is prohibited.
     •   Students may post items to the doorjamb or wall immediately adjacent to the door by using masking tape or poster putty. The
         use of duct or double-sided tape is expressly prohibited. The residents of the adjacent room will be financially responsible
         for any damage caused by such postings. Displays may not obstruct the hallway in any way, as this can be a fire hazard.

     EXTERMINATION –           A regular schedule is maintained for this service. It is the resident’s responsibility to prepare the room/apart-
     ment for exterminating. Failure to maintain a residence in satisfactory condition ( i.e., clean of waste and debris) may be grounds for a
     fee assessment to the resident’s student account.

     FACILITY INSPECTIONS – Housing Services staff will perform facility inspections of every campus housing room and apartment
     at least once per academic quarter. All instructions requiring compliance with policies must be followed or disciplinary action may be
     taken and/or monetary fines assessed. With regard to room cleanliness, acceptable health practices must be observed. All rooms may
     also be inspected once the halls close for winter break in order to ensure that no health or safety problems exist. Residents may be
     assessed fees at any point if Housing Services staff determines repairs are needed.

     All decisions by Housing Services staff related to damages and room condition are final. Excessive apartment, room, or suite damage;
     poor cleanliness; or health conditions can result in a resident losing his/her eligibility for housing, facing disciplinary action, or being as-
     sessed associate fines. Prohibited items will be confiscated or disabled with a plug locking device.

     FURNISHINGS –          All campus housing at DePaul comes furnished with a bed, a desk with a chair, a dresser, and a closet or compart-
     mentalized closet, a trash can, and a shower curtain. Apartments also come with living area furnishings as space permits. Residents
     may bring additional furnishings as needed as long as all residents of the unit agree no university-provided furniture is removed and the
     additional furnishings safely fit within the health and safety standards set forth in this Guide. The following guidelines also apply:
     • Any non-university mattresses are expressly prohibited, due to fire safety standards.
     • All university-provided furniture and equipment must remain in the room or apartment as inventoried upon check in.
     • All furniture must only be used in the manner in which it was intended.
     • All window treatments (blinds, drapes) must remain in units. For safety reasons, residents may not install or hang other window
         treatments.
     • Shower curtains may be hung in addition to the one provided by the university. University-issued shower curtains must remain in
         shower at all times. Residents are responsible for regularly cleaning both personal and university-issued shower curtains through-
         out the academic year.
     • Furniture in study lounges may not be brought into student rooms.

     KEYS AND LOCK-OUTS                – All residents are issued a key for their living space. Residents should keep their doors locked and
     should carry their keys with them at all times. If you are locked out during normal business hours, please seek assistance at your Area
     Office. If you are locked out of your room after hours, contact your building’s front desk for entry into your room. A fee may be assessed
     for this service. If a lock change is necessary for a unit, complete a work order (please see Repairs & Maintenance on page 5). New
     keys may be picked up at your Area Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. If residents do not
     pick up new keys within 1 week of notice, a fee and/or disciplinary action may be assessed for failure to abide by this policy. If it is
     determined that an emergency lock change needs to occur, residents may be assessed an additional fee for this procedure. Copying of

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campus housing keys by students is prohibited. Residents may not add additional locks to residence doors.

LEAKS OR FLOODING – Residents should treat any sort of leak or flooding as an emergency.           Leaks or floods should be reported
to your Area Office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Public Safety should be called outside of these
times. Residents may be held accountable for damage caused if leaks or floods are not reported in a timely manner.

ODORS – An offensive odor is an odor of such intensity that it becomes apparent or bothersome to others. When offensive odors can
be localized to a particular room, the residents(s) and/or guest(s) may be in violation of the odor policy. Student Housing has the right
to rid the room of the odor at a cost to the student if he/she does not comply with the request to eliminate the odor immediately.

OFFENSIVE DISPLAYS – Displays that advertise commercial products/services; advocate the use of alcohol or drugs; are discrimi-
natory; unlawfully harass by abusing, assailing, intimidating, demeaning, victimizing, or having the effect of creating a hostile environ-
ment based on any of the protected characteristics in the university’s Anti-Discriminatory Harassment Policy (which is available on the
university’s policies & procedures Web site); or are not otherwise in keeping with the university’s mission are prohibited and may be
removed at any time. Residents who have questions about this policy should contact their Residence Director before displaying ma-
terials. Housing Services staff will determine whether or not a display needs to be removed. Items that residents do not remove when
requested to do so may be removed by Housing Services staff.

PETS – For health and sanitation reasons, students are not permitted to have pets, with the exception of fish, in campus housing. The
following guidelines apply to the possession of fish and fish tanks:
• 1 fish tank per room/apartment (maximum 10-gallon capacity) is allowed.
• Any animal aquarium life, other than fish, and any poisonous and carnivorous fish are strictly prohibited.
• All electrical apparatuses used in conjunction with an aquarium must have a “UL Certified” label for safety.

ROOMMATE ISSUES – Even the most respectful roommates may experience communication issues at some point during the year.
There are steps to take to maintain open lines of communication. All campus residents are encouraged to complete the Roommate
Agreement so that an equal consensus on important issues can be reached. How well it works depends on the quality of communication
among roommate(s) when completing it. It is important to remember that the Roommate Agreement is negotiable at any time.

When a residence hall room or apartment is allocated for the use of 2 or more students, it is expected that occupants will work coopera-
tively to arrive at a mutually agreeable living style. Mediation of conflicts may be sought from the Resident Advisor or Resident Director,
but every effort should be made by residents to work out issues among themselves. Attempts by 1 or more residents of a room or apart-
ment to make unilateral decisions about the use of the room or apartment may be viewed as a deliberate disregard for the rights of the
other resident(s) and may result in the termination of the Housing Agreement. Similarly, failure to cooperate with attempts to resolve
disputes through the involvement of Residential Education staff may result in the termination of the Housing Agreement. If a vacancy
occurs in a residence area, the university may assign a new student to fill that vacancy at any time. Any resident involved in deliberately
discouraging or rejecting a roommate may be subject to the disciplinary process.

SERVICE ANIMALS – In some instances, visitors or members of the DePaul residence hall community may have a service animal.
The following are the responsibilities of members of the DePaul University campus community, including the residence halls, related to
service animals:
• Service animals are working companions and are not considered pets. Do not touch a service animal when it is harnessed
     or without the permission of the partner/handler. It distracts them from the task at hand.
• Do not feed a service animal when it is harnessed.
• Do not deliberately startle a service animal when it is harnessed or off its leash. Animals react differently to noise and humans,
     even with the level of training that service animals receive.
• Do not separate or attempt to separate a partner/handler from his/her service animal.
• Do not hesitate to ask the partner/handler if he/she would like assistance if the team seems confused about a direction to
     turn or is unable to locate and entrance or elevator.

All visitors to campus with service animals must adhere to the same service animal control, behavior and safety guidelines as students
attending the university. Upon request, visitors with service animals should be prepared to provide Public Safety, residence hall Desk
Receptionists, or other university staff with identification and documentation for their service animal. The service animal should wear
some type of commonly recognized identification symbol designating it as a service animal (tag, license, vest, etc).




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     YOUR TECH N O L O G Y
                                                                             INTERNET ACCESS & POLICIES
                                                                             CONNECTING TO THE INTERNET –                         Each room is
                                                                             equipped with 1 voice and 1 100MB data jack per resident. The or-
                                                                             ange jacks are for computers and the black jacks are for phones.
                                                                             A wireless network is also available for students’ convenience.

                                                                             To experience the best performance and reliability, Housing Ser-
                                                                             vices recommends that students use the wired network as their
                                                                             primary connection to the Internet. Students will need to register
                                                                             their desktop/ laptop using their Campus Connection ID/pass-
                                                                             word the first time that they connect to the wired network. If you
                                                                             are not automatically prompted for your ID/password, visit
                                                                             netauth.depaul.edu. If you are still experiencing problems con-
                                                                             necting to the network, contact the Technology Contact Center at
                                                                             312-362-8765 or ext. 2-8765 from your campus phone line.

                                                                            If students bring a laptop they can utilize the wireless network
     while not at their desk. To access the DePaul wireless network, students will need to have an 802.11b or 802.11b/g network card for their
     computer. They may need to configure additional security settings on their laptop before accessing the wireless network. Instructions are
     available at wireless.depaul.edu. Please take a moment to visit this site for further information before coming to campus.

     The DePaul Genius Squad offers free walk-in assistance to students for personal computers. Students should visit SAC 235 in the Lin-
     coln Park Campus or Lewis 1420 in the Loop Campus.

     Personal routers, including wireless routers, may not be plugged into the wired network, as this can cause connectivity problems to
     other users on the network. Violations of this, or any other technology-related policy, may result in a student’s network connectivity be-
     ing temporarily or permanently disabled. If additional data ports for multiple network devices are needed, students can bring a network
     switch with them to campus. Please note that these devices are not supported by the university, and if they are configured improperly, a
     student’s network connectivity may be disabled. To view a complete set of policies associated with DePaul’s residential network please
     visit is.depaul.edu/computers/residence/resnet_policies.asp.

     COMPUTER LABS – Community computer labs are located throughout campus housing for the exclusive use of residents. While in
     the computer labs, students are required to observe all relevant university policies as well as the following policies: no food or drink are
     allowed while working on the computers; no cell phone usage is permitted; please maintain a quiet environment; and inform the Help
     Desk at 312-362-8765 (ext. 2-8765) of any problems. For additional information please visit is.depaul.edu/computers/labs/index.asp.

     SECURITY – Once connected to the network, please visit Microsoft’s Windows Update Web site and download all of the available
     Critical Updates and security patches. The Windows Update Web site can be found online at windowsupdate.microsoft.com. Students
     should visit Windows Update frequently and set their computers to auto-update, as new security patches are released all the time. De-
     Paul strongly recommends that students enable their operating system’s firewall while connecting to the campus network.

     PHONE SERVICES – Lincoln Park residence hall rooms are equipped with telephone connections and standard calling features,
     including voice mail, call waiting, three-way calling, and call forwarding. Students who wish to take advantage of the wired phone service
     need to provide their own telephones. For information on how to request or set up your telephone service, please visit is.depaul.edu/
     communication/telephone/student.asp.




                            All computer users must practice ethical behavior in their computing activities. Computing activities
                            may only be used for lawful purposes. Abuse of computer privileges is considered a serious matter.
                            For full details on expectations of the university computing services please reference the Code of
                            Student Responsibility at sr.depaul.edu/catalog/catalogfiles/Current/Undergraduate%20Student%20
                            Handbook/pg1.html
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YOUR BUILD I N G
ACCESS TO YOUR BUILDING
Residents may access the residence hall unit to which they are assigned at any time while classes are in session. All DePaul residence
halls plus Centennial Hall, Sanctuary Hall, the Townhomes, and McCabe Hall require a swipe card to enter. Additionally, University
Apartment Communities buildings are keyed entrances, requiring a university-issued key. Residents only have access privileges for
the hall in which they live.
• Front desks are located in each traditional residence hall, as well as Sanctuary Hall, the Townhomes, and McCabe Hall.
• The Desk Receptionists on duty will verify that the I.D. card belongs to the person using it. If the Desk Receptionist believes there
     is a discrepancy, the person may not be allowed to enter the building and the I.D. may be confiscated.
• Residents unable to provide their University issued I.D. card will not be allowed access into the residence hall.
• To replace a lost or stolen I.D. card, you must visit I.D. Card Services located in the Lincoln Park Student Center 109.
• Should you have any problems associated with your building access, please contact the Housing Services’ main office in Centen-
     nial Hall 301 or Public Safety after hours.




YOUR GUES T S
GUESTS & VISITATION –              Guests are typically welcome to visit
any time of the day. A guest is defined as anyone who is not an as-
signed resident of that building. All guests must be signed in to the
guest register by a resident. Guests must provide state government or
DePaul-issued identification/photo identification in order to be signed
in. Guests who do not have photo identification will not be allowed to
enter the residence halls, no exceptions. The Desk Receptionists will
verify the identity of the guest and document their name on the elec-
tronic register before allowing the visitor beyond the lobby. The host’s
name ID will be scanned in order to record the date, time, and room
number.

Residents must escort and sign their guests out of the building with the time clearly listed. Failure to sign out a guest at the time of
departure may result in potential loss of guest privileges.

Each resident may sign in a maximum of 2 guests at any given time, unless Residential Education professional staff grants prior ap-
proval. Student Housing staff reserve the right to prohibit guests from one specific hall or the entire residential community.

HOST RESPONSIBILITY – The host may be personally and financially responsible for all actions and behaviors of all of his/her
guest(s). The host is responsible for informing guest(s) of the policies and procedures of campus housing. Guests must abide by uni-
versity and residential policies and procedures at all times. The host is accountable and may be subject to disciplinary action if his/her
guest violates a policy or procedure. Guests who exhibit inappropriate behavior may be required to leave campus housing. Residents
must be physically present when signing guests in and out at the front desk. The resident host must accompany guests at all times.
Residents found to have invited guests into their residence without following these procedures are subject to discipline.

OVERNIGHT GUESTS – Residents are allowed to host overnight guests with the prior permission of their roommate(s). However,
the length of an overnight guest’s stay may be no more than 2 consecutive nights. Overnight guests must wait at least 14 days before
visiting the same room/apartment overnight. This limitation is designed to prevent abuse of roommate rights. Residents found violat-
ing this policy may be subject to disciplinary action. A student whose Housing Agreements have been judicially cancelled or revoked
for any reason may not be guests in campus housing. Guests may NOT stay in unoccupied beds without the consent of the student
whose bed is to be used.

University Apartment Communities (UAC) – Students living in the University Apartment Communities UAC do not have to sign in
guests at a front desk, but are expected to follow the guideline of no more than 2 guests per resident in an apartment at any given time.




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     YOUR BUILDING
                                                                                ACCESSIBILITY –         Student Housing’s goal is to make all
                                                                                of our facilities and services accessible to all of the DePaul
                                                                                community. Please inform Housing Services or Residential
                                                                                Education staff if you encounter any accessibility barriers or
                                                                                to request accommodations. If you have suggestions of how
                                                                                to make the residence halls accessible to your needs, please
                                                                                contact the Office of Students with Disabilities at 773-325-
                                                                                1677(ext. 5-1677).

                                                                                ACADEMIC STUDY SPACE –                Each residential area
                                                                                has one or more spaces identified for use exclusively for aca-
                                                                                demic study.

                                                                                BICYCLES – It is suggested that all residents register their
                                                                               bikes with the Chicago Police Department. All bicycles on De-
                                                                               Paul property not claimed at the end of the year become the
                                                                               property of the university. Any bikes that appear abandoned
                                                                               will be removed at the discretion of facilities staff or Public
     Safety officers. Bicycles must be locked to a bike rack, located at each residence hall. Bikes locked to anything other than designated
     bike racks may be removed at any time by Public Safety. Bicycles are not allowed to be walked through the hallways, stored in resi-
     dents rooms, stored on back porches of apartment units, or underneath porch stairways.

     COMMUNITY AREAS – Campus housing has a variety of community areas throughout its buildings.                Study lounges, community
     kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry facilities are located in every traditional residence hall. The UAC has some common area spaces,
     including laundry rooms. Hall staff may dispose of unattended personal items left in community areas for more than 24 hours.

     COMMUNITY KITCHENS – Kitchens are provided in all campus housing for resident use. A stove/oven, microwave oven, sink,
     and refrigerator or micro-fridge are usually provided in community kitchens. Residents using any kitchen facilities must not leave the
     facility while cooking and are responsible for ensuring that all safety precautions are followed. The university is not responsible for re-
     placement of or personal harm that results from food spoiled due to damage or normal wear and tear of kitchen appliances. Residents
     are responsible for cleaning their dishes, pots, pans, and the area immediately after use. Hall staff may dispose of food left unattended
     and throw out dirty dishes, pots, and pans left in community areas.

     ELEVATORS – The following halls offer elevators for day-to-day student use: Belden-Racine, Centennial, Clifton-Fullerton, McCabe,
     Munroe, and Sanctuary. University Hall and Seton Hall have freight elevators that are only available for use during fall move-in and
     spring move-out.

     EVENTS –     All events that take place within campus housing or outside in surrounding areas must be approved 48 hours in advance
     by the Residence Director in the building or location where the event is to be held.

     FRONT DESKS – All traditional residence halls and Sanctuary (including the Townhomes) and McCabe halls have 24 hour front
     desk security operations. All hall desks are staffed by student staff Desk Receptionists from 8 a.m. until 12 a.m. and professional
     security staff from 12 a.m. until 8 a.m.

     LAUNDRY –         Coin- and/or card-operated washing machines and dryers are located throughout campus housing. Most campus
     laundry rooms feature extra large-capacity washers and dryers. Residents encountering difficulties with these machines, including
     refunds for lost money in the laundry machines or damaged clothing, should contact Automatic Apartment Laundries via the number in
     each laundry room (1-800-521-9938). Hall staff may dispose of laundry or personal items left in a laundry room for more than 24 hours.

     MAIL – All residents on campus, both in traditional residence halls and UAC, can pick up their mail keys in the Student Housing Mail
     Center. The Mail Center is located in room 317 of the Lincoln Park Student Center.

     NOISE – Residents are not permitted to make noise that disturbs others or to exhibit disorderly conduct (as defined by the Code of
     Student Responsibility) within campus housing. Courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day. All residents are expected to confront any
     noise problems that are of concern to them, or respond politely if asked to be quiet. If assistance is needed, a resident may call upon
     Residential Education staff or Public Safety.

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POSTING – Student organizations are required to follow all proper procedures for posting in campus housing. All organizations wish-
ing to post in residence halls must first get approval from the Department of Residential Education. For more information, please visit
Residential Education’s Web site: studentaffairs.depaul.edu/resed/.

QUIET HOURS – Minimum quiet hours are scheduled from 10:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and from midnight
to 9:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday. During quiet hours, noise should not be heard beyond the closed door of a resident’s room. Twenty-
four-hour quiet hours begin the day before the first day of any final exam period and continue through the remainder of the quarter.

RECYCLING – Large recycling containers are located in each residence hall (typically near trash rooms, or in lobby or lounge areas),
and in other campus buildings. In the UAC, residents must take their recycling outside to the nearest blue recycling bin, typically located
near the trash bins. Residents are encouraged to recycle items by placing them in the appropriate bin. One 7-gallon recycling bin is also
provided in each student room or apartment to encourage recycling. Residents are responsible for taking recyclable items from their
in-unit recycle bin to the large containers. DePaul University’s waste management and recycling vendor, Allied Waste, will pick up both
trash and recyclable items comingled (waste is bagged in brown/black bags, and recycling is bagged in clear containers). Recyclable
items will be separated and sorted at Allied Waste’s sorting facility. The following is a non-exhaustive list of items that can be recycled:
clean/dry paper products (white and color paper, envelopes, junk mail, magazines, newspapers, etc); aluminum or metal cans; plastic
water bottles; other number -1 and -2 plastic containers.

SALES & SOLICITATION –The use of any space in the residence halls/UAC for any commercial purpose except with the express
written approval of Housing Services is prohibited. All non–Housing Services or Residential Education fliers and advertisements posted
or distributed in the residence halls/UAC must be approved in advance by the Department of Residential Education. Students should
consult the Residential Education Posting Policy (located on the Residential Education Web site: studentaffairs.depaul.edu/resed/) for
information about the approval processes for posting fliers and advertisements.

SMOKING –         Smoking is not permitted anywhere in campus housing. The Chicago Clean Indoor Air Ordinance, passed in Decem-
ber 2005, prohibits smoking in all public buildings and enclosed workplaces and within 20 feet of those facilities. Community members
should report incidents of smoking in public buildings and near building entrances to Public Safety at 773-325-7777 (ext. 5-7777). Inci-
dents of smoking in the residence halls or near building entrances should be reported to Housing Services staff.

SPORTS – The playing of sports is not permitted in any hallways, units or lounges within campus housing. Examples of sports include,
but are not limited to Frisbee, football, Rollerblading, basketball, baseball, bowling, hockey, soccer, bicycle riding, etc.

STORAGE – Housing Services is not able to provide space for student storage of personal belongings, boxes, etc., at any time.

STUDY LOUNGES –             Study areas are located on every floor in Belden-Racine, Clifton-Fullerton, Corcoran, Munroe, Centennial,
Seton, and University halls, and on the lobby levels of McCabe and Sanctuary halls. There are additional meeting rooms located on the
first floor of Munroe Hall in the Community Education Center. Furniture in lounges must remain in the area and should not be removed
or brought into student units for any reason. Lounges in Belden-Racine and Corcoran may be used to house temporary residents.

TRASH – Any trash, newspapers, or other items left outside room or apartment doors may be immediately disposed of by staff working
in the building. This may result in a fee assessment to the residents of the nearest room. Residents are encouraged to use the trash
rooms/chutes provided throughout campus housing.

VACUUMS – Residents are encouraged to bring their own smaller vacuums to use in their residential units. Community vacuums
are typically available for loan at the residence hall front desks between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. daily. Residents may be
charged for damages to vacuums. Failure to return a university vacuum within 1 hour of issuance may result in a replacement fee issued
to the resident. Residents are encouraged to be considerate in returning vacuums in a timely manner.

VENDING MACHINES – Vending machines are located throughout student housing, except for UAC.                    Problems with vending
machines should be reported to the Student Centers administration office, in the Student Center, Suite 303, or by calling 773-325-7346
(ext. 5-7346).

WINDOWS & SCREENS – Windows, window bars, and screens are constructed to keep people and objects from falling out and
to keep people and insects from getting in. It is for these reasons that the following policies exist:
• Tampering with or taking out windows, screens, or window bars is prohibited.
• Throwing, dropping, or launching objects from a window is prohibited.
• In addition to disciplinary action, violations of this policy may result in fees for work and materials being assessed to residents of
     effected rooms or apartments.
Decorations, displays, or postings on residence hall windows are prohibited, and if present may be removed by a staff professional at
any time.
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YOUR SAFET Y
PUBLIC SAFETY – The Public Safety office works to create a safe cam-
pus community in which to work, live, and learn. Public Safety is primarily
a service-oriented department created to meet the specialized needs of a
large urban university. Some of the duties of the officers include foot and
vehicle patrols, record keeping, and medical emergency coordination. The
Public Safety office operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to serve and
protect students, faculty, and staff. To request assistance on the Lincoln
Park campus, call 773-325-7777 (ext. 5-7777). Students should report all
suspicious activities or persons to the Public Safety office via phone or by
visiting Public Safety, located on the third floor of Centennial Hall (2345 N.
Sheffield Avenue, Suite 304).

BALCONIES/REAR STAIRWELLS – Certain UAC buildings have rear stairways or balconies attached to them, but not all are
open for student use. The balconies located on the west side of Sanctuary Main and Townhomes are closed to student use. The Belden,
Courtside, Kenmore and Sheffield Square apartments have rear stairways for fire evacuation purposes only. Residents present in areas
not open for student use may be subject to discipline. The following is a non-exhaustive list of balcony and rear patio or stairway policies:
1.   Alcohol is not permitted on any rear stairway, balcony, deck or patio.
2.   No furniture or other items may be used or stored on any balcony, rear deck or patio.
3.   Grilling on the back porches of apartment units is strictly prohibited throughout campus.
4.   Garbage must be disposed of and should not be stored on back porches.


COMMUNITY AREA CAMERAS –                     Cameras are installed in all community areas of residence halls and may be recording at
any time. Community areas include residence hall front desks, hallways, study lounges, kitchens, and study rooms. The main purpose
of the cameras is to provide additional security throughout the residence halls.

MINOR ILLNESS & INJURY– A minor incident or illness is a situation that does not require immediate emergency room treatment.
The student is advised to see a Residential Education staff member for assistance or, if covered by MedCare, visit a designated health
clinic.

SERIOUS PHYSICAL ILLNESS & INJURY– A serious incident or illness is one that needs immediate professional emergency
care. The student is advised to dial 911. The student may also contact: Public Safety 773-325-7777 (ext. 5-7777), their residence hall
front desk, or a member of the Residential Education staff.

SEVERE WEATHER - THUNDERSTORMS OR TORNADOES –The following steps may help keep you safe in severe
weather conditions.
Tornadoes:
•     Go to a predesignated shelter area, such as a safe room, basement, storm cellar, or the lowest building level.
•     If there is no basement, go to the center of an interior room on the lowest level (closet, interior hallway) away from corners, windows,
      doors, and outside walls.
•     Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside. Get under a sturdy table and use your arms to protect your head and
      neck.
•     Do not open windows.
•     DO NOT USE ELEVATORS
Thunderstorms:
“If thunder roars, go indoors” because no place outside is safe when lightning is in the area. We want everyone to stay indoors until 30
minutes have passed after they hear the last clap of thunder.
•     Use a corded telephone only for emergencies. Cordless and cellular telephones are not safe to use.
•     Unplug appliances and other electrical items, such as computers, and turn off air conditioners. Power surges from lightning can
      cause serious damage.
•     Avoid showering, bathing, washing hands, and doing dishes or laundry. Plumbing and bathroom fixtures can conduct electricity.
•     Close window blinds, shades, or curtains.
•     Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches.
•     Do not lie on concrete floors and do not lean against concrete walls.
•     DO NOT USE ELEVATORS.
•     Go to the area instructed by a Student Housing staff member.


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EMERGENCY CAMPUS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM – The Emergency Campus Notification System alerts students, faculty,
staff, and visitors through a system of message boards and indoor and outdoor speakers. The message boards and speakers are stra-
tegically positioned throughout the university on the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses. When activated for emergencies, the message
boards will display an event message, describing what is taking place. The speakers will sound an audio message of the event and the
next steps to evacuate to a safe location.

DPU ALERT– DPU Alert is an emergency communication system that immediately attracts the attention of students, faculty, and staff
where they are most reachable. In an emergency situation, DPU Alert will contact cell phones through text messaging, voicemail, and
e-mail of an emergency affecting the university. It is strongly recommended that all DePaul students, faculty, and staff sign up for DPU
Alert.
To sign up to receive DPU Alert, access Campus Connection, click on the link to “Demographic Portfolio” and look for DPU Alert. The
Web page will ask for the following information:
•    Your e-mail
•    Your phone number
•    Your SMS text messaging number (optional)
The Emergency Campus Notification System and DPU Alert are two independent notification systems utilized to alert and
notify students, faculty, and staff of an emergency situation on campus.

SHELTER IN PLACE – Shelter in place may be implemented when a situation occurs that may be a hazardous to health or life
threatening. It is used to keep students, faculty, staff, and visitors inside a building rather than expose them to possible harm by allowing
them to leave a building. For example, severe weather can trigger a shelter in place, securing the building population while keeping the
building open for entry.

LOCKDOWN – Lockdown may be implemented when a situation occurs that may be a hazardous to health or life threatening. It
is intended to limit access and hazards/threats by controlling and managing staff and students in order to increase safety and reduce
possible victimization. A lockdown can be called for a variety of reasons. A building that is locked down will have restricted access until
an “all clear” is given or directed by emergency personnel or staff. During a lockdown:
•     Do not hang out in lobby area.
•     Go to your room.
•     All doors, windows, and classrooms will be locked.
•     Stay away from windows/glass.
•     No one will be allowed to enter or leave the building.
•     Stay calm.
FIRE SAFETY & EVACUATION- IF THE ALARM SOUNDS...
1. Feel the door to your room.

2. If your door is hot, DO NOT open it. Instead, do the following:

               a. Block all openings with wet towels or other available materials.

               b. Call 911 and advise the dispatcher of your location.

               c. Stay close to a window holding a wet towel (if possible) to your face.

               d. Open the windows only wide enough to alert rescue workers by hanging a white sheet or cloth out the window.

3. If the door to your room is NOT hot, partially open it while standing behind it for protection. Survey your surroundings before exiting.

4. If your passage is blocked and you CANNOT exit, follow the previous instructions in step 2.

If you CAN exit:
1. Wear a jacket and shoes if possible, but do not take time to collect other belongings.

2. Close and lock the door when you leave.

3. If smoke is present, crawl low to the floor.

4. ONLY use stairways; NEVER use elevators.

5. Once outside, follow a staff member’s instructions.

6. Do not re-enter the building until instructed to by university or fire department officials.

Reporting a Fire:
1. Pull the nearest fire alarm.
2. Call 911.
3. Report the fire to the front desk.
4. Get out of the building.
KNOW YOUR ESCAPE – *IMPORTANT
Develop a plan in advance and know your escape route. Become familiar with all emergency fire exits nearest to your room. Study the
exit route map on the back of your room or apartment door (Lincoln Park Campus residents). All students should be aware of anyone
who might need assistance in an emergency. Any student who might need evacuation assistance must pre plan and notify their area
office staff.
FIRE DRILLS – Student Housing conducts drills and monitors all fire alarm evacuations. DePaul’s alarms are connected to the Public
Safety Department. Under normal drill/alarm conditions, all students must evacuate from the residence halls in less than 3 minutes.
Students who fail to leave their rooms or apartments during a fire drill MAY FACE DISCIPILINARY ACTION.
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     YOUR DININ G
                                                                               DEPAUL DINING SERVICES – The DePaul Dining Ser-
                                                                               vices team has created a dining program that is specifically
                                                                               designed for you. We are able to offer a terrific mix of dining
                                                                               choices, including home-style cooked dishes and many ethnic,
                                                                               vegetarian, and vegan options. Your meal plan allows you to
                                                                               dine at the following locations: Lincoln Park Student Center,
                                                                               Brownstone’s Café, Belden Brew, McGowan Café, The Bean
                                                                               Cafés, DePaul Country Market, and the Loop Campus DePaul
                                                                               Market.

                                                                               For any questions regarding meal plans, visit the Student
                                                                               Center Administration office located in Suite 303, call 773-325-
                                                                               7346 (ext. 5-7346), or visit the Web site at studentcenter.de-
                                                                               paul.edu. Students can change to a higher plan or add money
                                                                               at any time by visiting Suite 303. A resident may only change
                                                                               to a lower plan through the end of the first 2 weeks of an aca-
                                                                               demic quarter. You may lower your meal plan as long as you
                                                                               do not drop below the required minimum for your residence
                                                                               hall and academic class standing.

     DECLINING BALANCE – Meal plans operate on a declining balance, meaning that all purchases are ‘a la carte’ and present them-
     selves as deductions from your initial quarter balance. Any value left on your meal plan from Fall quarter carries over to the winter quar-
     ter and then from winter quarter to the spring quarter. However, any remaining balance left on the meal plan card after June 11, 2010,
     will be forfeited and your balance will be reset to zero. “Bulk Buy”, offered in early June, is a means for students to purchase items in
     large quantities while also spending down their remaining meal plan dollars.

     For balance inquiries, please ask any cashier and he or she will check your card. If you believe there was a mistake made when charg-
     ing your card, please contact the Director of Dining Services in the Lincoln Park campus at 773-325-4987 (ext. 5-4987) or the Director
     of Dining Services in the Loop Campus at 312-362-8517 (ext. 2-8517), or see the manager on duty at The Bean Café.

       MEAL PLAN REQUIREMENTS – As stated in the Housing and Food Service Agreement, the minimum requirement for first-year
     students living in traditional campus housing is the DePaul Plan for the first two quarters and the Lite Plan for spring quarter. Students
     living in units with kitchens, like Sanctuary, the Townhomes, and McCabe must still participate in a meal plan at the minimum level of the
     Apartment Plan. Meal plans are optional for residents in the UAC.

     HEALTH-CONSCIOUS DINING – The dedicated staff of DePaul’s Dining Services provides you with nutritious dining options so
     that eating healthy is easy and enjoyable when you visit our facilities. We offer a Balanced Choices program located throughout our
     dining facilities with nutritional information on how to eat a well balanced and fulfilling meal. DePaul Dining Services also consults with
     a regional dietitian on our menu choices so that we may serve you the most innovative, flavorful, and health-conscious meals possible.

     If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please contact the DePaul Dining Services Director of Operations at 773-325-8234
     (ext. 5-8234) or our regional dietitian at Laura.Conway@Compass-USA.com. We will be happy to help you develop a dining plan that
     is beneficial and appropriate for you.




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AC ADEMIC D I N I N G H O U R S
LINCOLN PARK STUDENT CENTER                     THE BEAN CAFÉ – SAC location

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.               Monday - Thursday 7:00 am to 9:00 p.m.

Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.                  Friday - 7:00 am to 3:00 p.m.

Dinner: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.                  Saturday - 8:00 am to 3:00 p.m.



LA COCINA                                       THE BEAN CAFÉ – Ray Meyer location

Monday – Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.      Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 9:00 p.m.

Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.                 Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.                Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 4:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.



FRESH GRILLE/DEMON EXPRESS                      LOOP CAMPUS – DEPAUL MARKET

Monday – Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 midnight   Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

                                                Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

DEMON DELI

Monday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.     (All hours are subject to change)

Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.



BROWNSTONE’S INTERNET CAFÉ

Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.



THE BELDEN BREW

(School of Music – east side)

Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 2:30 p.m.




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     YOUR ACTIO N S
                                                                                    HARASSMENT – Harassment on the basis of race,
                                                                                    color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, na-
                                                                                    tional origin, age, martial status, family relationship sta-
                                                                                    tus, physical or mental disability, military status, or other
                                                                                    status protected by local, state, or federal law is prohib-
                                                                                    ited by DePaul policies. Additionally, bullying or stalking
                                                                                    that is a violation of DePaul policies will not be tolerated
                                                                                    in any of the residence hall buildings. Such actions may
                                                                                    result in the immediate removal from university housing in
                                                                                    accordance with applicable procedures.

                                                                                    ALCOHOL USE & POSSESSION –                 Responsible
                                                                                    alcohol use and possession is permitted within campus
                                                                                    housing for those students and guests who are age 21 or
                                                                                    over, in accordance with state law.

     •   Alcohol may only be consumed in the privacy of a resident’s room or apartment when the door is closed and no one under 21
         is present in the unit.
     •   Transport of alcoholic beverages to a resident’s room from outside the building is allowed only by individuals who are age 21 or over.
     •   Beverage containers must be closed.
     •   Transport of open alcohol from room to room or apartment to apartment is prohibited.
     •   Any individual, regardless of their age, who is present in a room or apartment that contains alcohol and persons under 21 may be
         found in violation of the alcohol policy.
     •   Consumption of alcohol that results in behavior that infringes on the rights of others in the community, may be considered a violation
         of the alcohol policy.
     •   DePaul University staff reserve the right to contact the Chicago Police Department to request a public intoxication ticket be issued
         to any student who has been transported to the hospital for overdrinking or has been identified as allegedly violating the Disorderly,
         Violent, Intimidating, or Dangerous Behavior to Self or Others Policy.

     ILLEGAL AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES – Residents found in violation of the university Illegal Use or Possession of
     Controlled Substances policy may be immediately removed from campus housing.

     Other Prohibited Items
     • Kegs, beer bongs, and other paraphernalia used to consume alcohol are prohibited. Large quantities of alcohol, including but not
         limited to cases and handles of liquor, are also prohibited.
     • The use or possession of paraphernalia and/or containers is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, kegs, punch bowls, fun-
         nels, beer balls, beer bongs, and coolers used as a community source.
     • Display of empty alcohol containers, shot glasses, or other alcohol-related paraphernalia is prohibited. Empty alcohol containers
         must be disposed of immediately after use.
     • No drug or alcohol advertisements or posting advocating the use of drugs or alcohol may be displayed in any public area of a room,
         including all doors and windows.
     • Weapons of any kind, including but not limited to, swords, guns, and knives are prohibited.

     EMERGENCY HOSPITALIZATION – If you are a resident student and your emergency is one that required intervention regard-
     ing mental health, including emergency hospitalization, you are required to provide Residential Education with documentation from a
     licensed mental health provider, on letterhead, which states the following before returning to the residence halls or University Apartment
     Communities:
     1. The student does not appear to be a risk to self or others.
     2. The student agrees to act in a manner indicating he/she can care for self independently and as part of a community setting in the
          residence halls.
     3. The student agrees to follow a treatment plan as provided by a licensed or supervised mental health provider.

     BAG CHECKS – The university reserves the right to search individuals, as well as any bags or packages (including but not limited to
     purses, backpacks, shopping bags, etc.) carried into student housing by residents or their guests. Prohibited and/or illegal items may be
     confiscated or disposed of as appropriate and appropriate university judicial action may be taken. Refusal to consent to a search could
     result in a denial of entry to student housing.

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PARENTAL NOTIFICATION POLICY – DePaul is permitted by law to notify parents or legal guardians about violations of any
federal, state, or local law or institutional disciplinary rule or policy regarding the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance
by a student under the age of 21 years. Given this legal background, it is DePaul University’s policy to typically notify parents or legal
guardians in the following situations:
• In cases where students under the age of 21 are found in repeated violation of any federal, state, or local law or Code of Student
    Responsibility policies pertaining to the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance in the following circumstances.
• In cases where students under the age of 21 are found in major
    violation of the Code of Student Responsibility policies regarding
    alcohol or controlled substances which results in the student being                DePaul is also permitted, in some situations, to
    placed on university or residence hall disciplinary probation.                     disclose limited information to parents or legal
• In cases where students under the age of 21 are found in violation                   guardians in emergency situations.
    of the Code of Student Responsibility policies regarding alcohol or
    controlled substances, which results in an arrest being made by the
    Chicago Police Department.
• In cases where students are found in violation of the Code of Student Responsibility policies which results in student behavior that
    could cause harm to self or others, including but not limited to hospital transport for excessive drinking.

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES – By voluntarily joining the residential community, a student assumes the responsibility for abid-
ing by the standards that have been set forth in this Guide. Residents are expected to exercise good judgment and consideration in
maintaining a living environment conducive to the achievement of the educational mission of the university. This includes accepting re-
sponsibility for one’s behavior at all times and respecting the rights of other individuals. The following steps are in place (in accordance
with the Code of Student Responsibility) to ensure a fair disciplinary process:

1.   Incident occurs. The Assistant Director for Outreach and Student Success (AD) receives documentation of the incident. The
     AD reads over the documentation, decides which policies may have been violated, and assigns charges.
2.   The resident(s) involved receive a letter of judicial referral.
3.   The resident reads the letter and contacts the administrative hearing officer indicated in the letter to schedule a hearing.
4.   The Judicial Board option is only available when the Board is in session. The AD also has the ability, in his or her discretion,
     to deny residents a choice of hearing options.
5.   The resident attends a hearing. The hearing officer or Board determines if the resident is responsible for violating the policy.
6.   If the hearing officer or Board finds resident to be responsible for the policy violation, the hearing officer or Board assigns ap-
     propriate sanctions, usually with the resident’s input.
7.   The resident receives a decision letter following the hearing describing the sanctions, if any, and the required completion
     dates. Until the sanctions are completed, the case is open.
8.   If a resident fails to schedule or appear at a hearing, a decision is made based on the available information and the student is
     held accountable for that decision.
9.   Students who are eligible for appeals will have the appeal process outlined in the official decision letter. The appeal process
     for student disciplinary findings can be found in The Code of Student Responsibility at studentaffairs.depaul.edu/handbook/code14.
     html.




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         access to building .......................................17              keys & lock-outs ............................................14 -15
I NDEX
         accessibility....................................................18       kitchens ........................................................................18
         alcohol & drugs ..........................................24
         appliances ......................................................12       laundry .........................................................................18
         Area Office & Staff ................................ 4-5                  lockdown ....................................................................21
         assignments .................................................... 8        loft & refrigerator rental .......................................7

         bag checks.....................................................24         mail.................................................................................18
         balconies ........................................................20
         bicycles ............................................................18   noise ..............................................................................18
                                                                                   nondiscrimination ..................................................10
         cable television ........................Back Cover
         calendar ..........................................................11     odors ............................................................................15
         cancellation policy ................................... 8-9               offensive Displays ...................................................15
         candles ............................................................12    open flames ..............................................................12
         check in & check out ....................... 12-13
         community areas .......................................18                 parental notification .............................................25
         community damage billing ...................13                            pets ................................................................................15
         computer information............................16                        posting..........................................................................19
         computer labs .............................................16             prohibited appliances ..........................................12
         consolidation ..................................................9         Public Safety ..............................................................20

         damages & theft ........................................13                quiet hours ................................................................19
         decorations & displays ...........................14
         Desk Receptionists ..................................... 5                reassignment .............................................................10
         dining & meal Plans.......................... 22-23                       repairs & maintenance ...........................................5
         disciplinary procedures.......................... 25                      Residence Directors ...............................................6
         DPU Alert.....................................................21          Residential Education..................................... 3,6-7
                                                                                   Resident Advisors .....................................................7
         elevators ........................................................18      Residence Hall Council ............................................7
         Emergency Campus Notification                                             room changes ..........................................................10
         System .............................................................20    roommate assignments ......................................10
         entry into student rooms ....................9                            roommate issues ....................................................15
         events ..............................................................18
         extermination .............................................14             shelter in place ........................................................21
                                                                                   severe weather.......................................................20
                                                                                   smoking ......................................................................19
         Facilities Assistants ....................................5               sports...........................................................................19
         Facility Residence Directors ...............4                             storage ........................................................................19
         fire safety & drills ......................................21             study lounges ..........................................................19
         front desk ......................................................18
         furnishings......................................................14       temporary housing ..............................................10
                                                                                   trash..............................................................................19
         guests & visitation ......................................17
                                                                                   University Apartment Communities 5,10,17
                                                                                   university property ..............................................13
         Housing Condition Report ....................5,12
         Housing Facilities ...................................... 4-5             vending machines..................................................19
         Housing Services........................................3

         illness & injury .............................................. 20        windows & screens ..............................................19
         inspections ....................................................14        winter break housing ..........................................10
         insurance........................................................13       work orders ................................................................5
         Internet access & hookup ....................16

         judicial process ............................................25
RE S I D E N C E H A L L COMMUNITY COMMITMENT
DePaul University takes a comprehensive and holistic approach to the reality of alcohol and drug use. Our approach offers practical
strategies to reduce the unhealthy use of substances and their associated harms while promoting healthy and responsible decision
making. The university’s commitment in this matter incorporates the Vincentian values of realism, collaboration, and simplicity that
seek to help and support students while at the same time instilling responsibility.

The DePaul community affirms the importance of, respect for, and adherence to state and federal laws governing the sale, use,
possession and transportation of alcohol and other substances. The university seeks to educate students concerning their
responsibilities around substance use, the potential consequences of violating established law and university policy, and the benefits
of healthy and responsible decision making.

While upholding the importance of social and institutional norms, DePaul University recognizes that some students will make
unhealthy and irresponsible choices regarding alcohol and drug use. The university commits to provide a variety of resources to
students with the goal of motivating them to make decisions that are healthy, lawful, responsible, that reflect their values, and that
lead toward their success.

In an effort to address the ongoing concerns of the campus community related to alcohol and other illegal substance use and abuse,
DePaul University Student Housing requires that all residential students under the age of 21 sign the following agreement when they
move into the residence halls or apartment communities in the fall of 2009.



        I understand the use of alcohol for residential students under the age of 21, tobacco products, and illegal drugs are
        not permitted within the residence hall. This policy applies to all areas of the residence hall including, but not limited
        to, rooms, apartments, hallways, bathrooms, stairwells, and lounges.

        I understand that because DePaul is committed to the health and safety of its residents and guests, I may be
        transported to the hospital if I am intoxicated (or otherwise under the influence of prohibited substances) in the
        residence halls and I demonstrate behaviors inconsistent with articulated policies and standards.

        I agree not to possess alcohol or other illegal drugs inside my room or residence hall/apartment.

        I understand that I am responsible for the conduct of my guests and I will be held accountable for their actions should
        they violate any college policy.

        I understand that violating this agreement may result in the termination of my Housing Agreement at DePaul
        University, even after the 1st violation.
                                  4.................................... 4DTV      34........................... LIFETIME                59.................................... USA
YOUR C AMPUS CHANNEL L INE -U P   6...................................... CBS     35...............................ESPN 2               60..COMCAST SPORTS NET
                                  8......................................NBC      36........................................ E!         61..............HEADLINE NEWS
                                  10.................................... ABC      37....................................UPN             62................ LOCAL ACCESS
                                  12................................ WTTW         38.......................... UNIVISON                 63................................. WJYS
                                  13.................................... BET      39................................. SCI-FI            64............................... ESPNU
                                  14....................................HBO       40.....................................TLC            65................................. MTVU
                                  15......................... HBO PLUS            41................................... VH-1            67...............LIFETIME MOVIE
                                  16..............HBO SIGNATURE                   42...................................WGN              68............................... BRAVO
                                  17...................... HBO FAMILY             43................. ESPN CLASSIC                      69....................................TCM
                                  19.................................WCPX         44................................ WDPU               70.......................................FX
                                  20................................ WYCC         45................................... AMC             71......................................WE
                                  21................. NICKELODEON                 46....................................MTV             72................................. HGTV
                                  22................................. CNBC        47........................ FOX NEWS                   73..............FOOD NETWORK
                                  23............................ C-SPAN I         48....................................CMT             74 THE BIG TEN NETWORK
                                  24........................... C-SPAN II         49...................................... M2           75...................... ABC FAMILY
                                  25.......... COMEDY CENTRAL                     50.......................................G4           76............... ANIMAL PLANET
                                  26................ LOCAL ACCESS                 51............................. TVLAND                77.............................. DISNEY
                                  27..................................WCIU        52........................... SPIKE TV                115.1 ........................*HD ABC
                                  28..................................ESPN        53 ..... CARTOON NETWORK                              115.3 .....*HD ABC WEATHER
                                  29.... DISCOVERY CHANNEL                        54 ........ HISTORY CHANNEL                           115.15 ..................... *HD NBC
                                  30.................................... A&E      55................................... TWC             115.16 .. *HD NBC WEATHER
                                  31.................................... TBS      56.............................. MSNBC                116.3 ...................... *HD WGN
                                  32....................................CNN       57.................................... TNT            116.13 ..................... *HD FOX
                                  33.................................... FOX      58......................... ESPNEWS

                         Cable Television - All student rooms and apartments are wired for cable TV. Premium stations require an additional charge for service. All problems
                         with cable TV service should be reported via the Housing Services Web sites’ Work Order System. Any issues with premium channels should be
                         addressed with the cable TV company.

                         * HD Channels - To receive HD channels, televisions need to be HD compatible. Please insert a (-) or (.) for the
                         extension.

                         4DTV, also known as Channel 4, is the campus movie and information channel exclusively for DePaul’s Lincoln Park residents. New movies are shown each
                         week during the fall, winter and spring quarters. 4DTV encourages student-requested movies; to request a movie, please visit the Housing Services Web site
                         under the “Current Residents” section, we will do everything we can to accommodate your suggestion.

                         HBO channels are available for an extra charge by calling College Cable at 1-800-472-2054 ext. 222.

                                                                                                             Listings as of 6/2009. Stations and channels are subject to change

				
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