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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few answers to some of your questions about preparing for life on campus at DePauw.

Question: What do I do if lost my password and can't access or my Google accounts?

Answer: The IT Help Desk will be able to assist you in resetting your password. They can be reached by calling 765-658-4294, Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Question: When do I register for my remaining courses?
Answer: After participating in academic advising sessions with faculty and staff during New Student Orientation, students will register for courses. You will be notified of your first-year seminar by logging into on July 7.

Question: Do I need to have a laptop?
Answer: Yes. All students entering DePauw are required to have a laptop computer and a copy of Microsoft Office. To meet the laptop requirement, you may purchase one of our preferred systems or bring a system of your choice based on our hardware recommendations. To meet the Microsoft Office requirement, a current version of the software is necessary. More detailed information can be found here.

Question: What is my Student ID used for?
Answer: Your Student ID card will be very important to you and is used for a number of things, such as accessing your living unit, purchasing meals, printing to campus network printers/copiers, borrowing materials from the libraries, accessing the Lilly Center, picking up packages at the Student Post Office, and more. More information about your Student ID Card can be found here.

Question: What items should I bring to campus for my room?
Answer: A list of recommended and approved items can be found here.

Question: In high school I had an IEP, 504 Plan, or Learning Plan. Does this automatically transfer to DePauw?
Answer: No. Students desiring accommodations at the college level need to self-disclose a disability and request accommodations with Student Disability Services. Learn more about this process here.

Question: How does the DePauw meal plan work?
Answer:  DePauw uses a traditional meal plan that provides a number of meal swipes per week (flex dollars are also available with all meal plans to provide students with additional options).  A meal or card swipe (“swipe”) is an all-you-care-to-eat (AYCTE) meal at our transitional dining at the Inn at DePauw (and Hoover Dining  Hall when it opens later in the Fall Term) during normal operating hours, or a meal swipe alternative can be used at the Den Bistro or at Blend, the Hub Express, Café Roy, or Café Allegro. Read more here