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Housing Options and Application

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.

In addition to our living options, we have opportunities available for students who wish to live in the following communities: 



Many students are interested in living in a Healthy Living Community within our residence halls. These communities intentionally support healthy life choices, and the students who choose to live in these environments commit to a lifestyle that refrains from the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs within their residential environment. As a result of living in these communities, students live in an environment that is free from the secondary effects of these substances and feel supported in their individual choice to refrain for using.

Additionally, these communities offer specific resources, programs and events that support healthy life choices, provide for quiet environments conducive to studying, create intentional opportunities for social and interpersonal connections, and give students the responsibility to help set the standards of the community and empower them to uphold those standards.Some outcomes of being part of a Healthy Living Community are as follows:

  • An environment that is free of substances that impact academic experiences and is conducive for intellectual engagement.

  • An environment that specific resources, programs and events support healthy life choices.

  • An environment that is free from the impact and secondary effects of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.

  • An environment that is quiet, yet provides intentional opportunities for social and interpersonal connections.

  • An environment that is self-governed and where students are empowered to address behaviors of peers.


An intentional community to allow lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students and their advocates to find connections and live in a respectful space. Restrooms will be gender inclusive. All residents and their guests will be expected to be respectful and sensitive to all identities within the LGBTQA community.

To learn more about the first-year residence hall options for incoming and current students, please refer to the links at the left.