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Campus Living and Dining


All DePauw students live on campus. This offers students the unique experience of truly integrating your in-class learning with your out-of-class activities. There is a wide range of housing within our residential college, including residence halls, Greek chapters, suites, apartments and houses. Combined with a wealth of campus activities and student organizations, DePauw offers a uniquely robust co-curricular experience.

First Year Communities >

Students' first-year at DePauw is a pivotal time for their development, therefore all first-year students are placed in one of the four residence halls that aim to develop a common, inclusive and supportive experience. 

Sophomore Housing >

The sophomore year affords students the opportunity for engagement in a specific residential community of their choosing, either an upper class residence hall or Greek living unit, that enhances their opportunities and involvement within the DePauw campus. 

Junior and Senior University Housing >

Upperclass students live in a variety of housing styles that allow each individual to tailor their campus experience and live within a community that allows for the integration of their experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. 

Greek Housing >

For many of our upper class students at DePauw, the Greek living experience is a defining presence in their college life.  Greek chapter facilities offer an atmosphere conducive to community building, diverse interaction and relationship development.

FAQ and Housing Application

Amenities and Frequently Asked Questions


Find out more about what to bring, campus services and living in community. Learn more about campus amenities including wellness and fitness, the student union and more. 

Housing Application


Information for incoming & current students regarding applying for housing. Find out more about specific living options on campus. 

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Resident Assistants for 2023-2024 academic year
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DePauw is a fully residential liberal arts college that fosters opportunities for members of the community to live and learn with and from each other.

  • Campus and its facilities are vibrant and conducive to building intellectual community, scholarship, and social interaction among students, faculty, and staff.
  • The residential experience allows students to move from exploration in their first year, to engagement in the sophomore year, and finally toward experience and integration as juniors and seniors.
  • Living in community contributes to identity formation and fosters responsibility; DePauw encourages and expects students to be members of several dynamic communities including, but not limited to, their class year, student groups, academic programs, residential units and the larger DePauw, Greencastle, and global society.
  • DePauw students are part of a diverse community that encourages engagement with those who possess different temperaments, talents, and convictions, with a goal of mutual respect.
  • Students develop shared experiences and participate in traditions across the university that encourage a lasting connection to DePauw.

These Guiding Principles were written by the Student Life and Academic Atmosphere Committee (SLAAC).  SLAAC is a committee of students, faculty, and staff that are responsible for the policies and actions of the faculty relating to student life and general academic atmosphere of the University.