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Housing & Residentiality

By living on campus, DePauw students engage in diverse communities that foster learning with & from others

Our residential experience is progressive by class year with different types of living communities that complement students' in-class learning. Immersion within these inclusive communities enhances each student's intellectual exploration and personal development, linking liberal arts education with life's work. Students have the choice of increasing their level of autonomy and responsibility as they move through their DePauw career.  Rather than focusing on where you live, our housing places an emphasis on who you live with and how you learn together.

Spring 2021 Move-out Protocols and Procedures



There is no need to schedule your move-out. A checklist will be provided to students on what is expected during the move-out process. Students residing in Rector Village and Residence Halls that are not graduating seniors need to completely depart their residence and return their keys no later than May 20, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Students who have been approved for an extension in these areas will need to depart no later than May 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM.  Graduating seniors and students residing in University-Owned Apartments and Houses will need to completely depart their residence and return their keys no later than May 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Extensions are not available for students residing in University-Owned Apartments and Houses. Students approved to reside on campus for the summer will remain in their spring University assignments until keys are issued from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on May 27, 2021.

Students who are not moved out of their assignment by the designated time date and time and have not been provided an approved extension by Housing and Residence Life will be charged a late move out fee of $50.00 for the first hour and $25.00 for every hour thereafter.

Elevators will be available for use during move-out, however usage is restricted to one student and their move-out helpers at a time.


Students are allowed two (2) helpers to assist with their move-out process. Your helpers are allowed in the residential facility (Residence Halls, University Owned Apartments and Houses, or Rector Village). Please make sure you and your helpers are always wearing masks. Helpers should be symptom-free before their arrival on campus. Helpers will have two hours to help students move out. During the move-out process, students and helpers should not congregate in the hallways. 


Students must completely pack and move out of their assigned location. Please clean and empty, and properly dispose of trash. Your room must look as it did when you first arrived for move-in. The University will charge for damages and excessive cleaning if necessary. 

Cleaning checklist can be found at the following locations:


Starting in 2021, Housing and Residence Life has partnered with Campus Storage to offer all DePauw students a secure and seamless storage option. More information regarding storage and Campus Storage can be found on the Housing and Residence Life website here. On campus storage units will no longer be available.


Once your room/common area is empty and cleaned, 

  • Place your key in the envelope provided, take your key to the housing office in Reese Hall 101 between 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Students residing in Residence Hall 1 will not have a key to return.

  • After 4:30 pm, please take your key (placed in the provided key envelope) to the key drop-box located at DePauw Police at 101 East Seminary Street on the lower level.

  • Students should keep their student IDs. Please do not return these as you will need it when you return to campus.

Unreturned keys will be issued a lock change and the student’s account will be charged $75.00 for each key.

Students who have received an approval to remain on campus for the summer will receive an email from Housing and Residence Life with further instructions. 

Please make sure you are familiar with DePauw University’s COVID-19 Health Practice, Recommendations, and Requirements. This link provides important information as it pertains to shared living and navigating campus safely. As the COVID-19 regulations for the state and University change, you will be notified if any of the aforementioned information changes. 

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