So you’ve been accepted to DePaul University, now what? Well, the fall semester is almost here which means it’s time to pack your stuff into that moving truck and move to DePaul University! Are you ready to rock that red and blue and cheer on the Blue Demons?
DePaul is nestled within Windy City which means there will never be a dull moment in your college years (unless you get snowed in)! Moving to Chicago can be exciting and overwhelming if you have never lived in a big city. Make sure to read some tips about Chicago before moving to DePaul University. Prepare your wardrobe for frigid winters with extra-frigid wind chill (hence, Windy City) and also remember to prepare your stomach for some of the best deep-dish pizza of your life! If you are an outdoorsy person moving into Chi-Town worried about the lack of quality time with nature, fret no further; Chicago has over 550 parks and a coast that overlooks the beautiful Lake Michigan.
Housing on Campus
DePaul has limited on-campus housing for students, so it is crucial that you apply as early as possible. More than likely you will be living on Lincoln Park in one of the following room types: apartment, double, single or triple. While choosing which residence hall is ideal for your lifestyle, be sure to check out the housing rates of each room type.
Because it’s a large campus in a big city, planning your move there is extremely important. Make sure you have everything aligned, like talking with the people who will help you move, renting a moving truck, and preparing what you’ll need to have with you in your dorm. For your moving needs, the U-Haul location nearest campus is just a few minutes away, however, there are plenty of other locations around the Chicago area. But if you want to avoid having to carry your things up the stairs or waiting for an elevator, consider Collegeboxes. You can pack your belongings at home in boxes, a carrier will come to pick them up, and by the time you move in your boxes will have been delivered. Collegeboxes will ship and store them until your move-in date!
Are you an upperclassman with some words of wisdom for move-in day for future Blue Demons? Leave your stories and tips in the comments below!