Here is some information that will be helpful to you as you think about making DePauw and Greencastle your new home. Please check back here often as information will be added as it becomes available.
General Campus Resources for Incoming Students
Please carefully review the topics below.
Accessing your email and computer account information
Around May 7, you received an email message with instructions about how to get your DePauw usernames and passwords. As a student, you will have two separate computer accounts:
1. G Suite for Education (mail.depauw.edu): Your email account at DePauw
2. DePauw Account: Used to log in to your e-Services portal (my.depauw.edu), Moodle (moodle.depauw.edu), Residence, printers, Campus Labs and other DePauw online resources
Please be aware that each of these accounts is subject to the Privileges and Responsibilities that can be found here.
If you did not receive this message by May 14, please contact the DePauw University Admissions office at 765-658-4100, or email them at email@example.com,
If you lost your password and can't access my.depauw.edu or your Google accounts, please contact DePauw University Help Desk. They can be reached by calling 765-658-4294, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Protecting your personal property
Before packing up your belongings to head to DePauw, make sure they are protected! Ask your parents if all of your property is insured on a homeowner's insurance policy or look into purchasing a policy that will cover your belongings once you come to DePauw.
Bringing a vehicle to campus
While many students do not find it necessary to have a vehicle on campus, first-year students are permitted to do so. Please learn about parking regulations and how to register your vehicle prior to coming to campus here. Vehicle registration will open on June 1.
Packing the right belongings to bring to campus
Check out this helpful list of items to bring and others to keep at home before you start packing your vehicle.
Getting to campus from the airport or bus/train station
Learn how to get to campus if you are coming by airplane or bus as well as how to get around Greencastle.
Shipping items to DePauw
Students who are unable to transport all of their belongings with them when they come to campus may elect to ship them to campus prior to their arrival. Mark your packages with "STUDENT, HOLD FOR ARRIVAL." You can then retrieve your packages from the Student Post Office located in the Union Building. Any items sent by sea or air freight (i.e., not through the postal service) must be claimed at the U.S. Customs Office in Indianapolis (40 miles from Greencastle). More information on the Student Post Office can be found here. Note that packages cannot be received by the Student Post Office is open in August.
Regular postal mail can be shipped to:
UB Box # *
408 S. Locust St.
Greencastle, IN 46135
* Your UB Box Number is accessible by logging into your e-Services account.
Being mindful of the academic calendar when planning travel arrangements
Students and parents may wish to schedule airplane or other reservations for breaks and at the end of the semester. Please note that students will not be excused from class attendance or from taking examinations at their announced time to accommodate personal travel schedules. It is the responsibility of students to make travel arrangements that enable them to meet all of their academic obligations as according to the academic calendar.
Using your DePauw Student ID
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.
Understanding your meal plan
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 Hoover Dining Hall during normal operating hours, or a meal swipe alternative can be used at the at Blend, Café Roy, or Café Allegro. Read more here.
Academic Advising Resources
PRE-Health Professions & Advising
You are encouraged to meet with
Colleen McCracken Renick, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org UB 103
She can help you determine which health care areas may be of most interest to you, what courses you should take to best prepare and what additional opportunities you can take advantage of.
PRE-LAW ADVISING & REQUIREMENTS
You are encouraged to meet with
Nicole Burts, J.D. '13 765.658. 6599 email@example.com UB 107
She can help you determine which programs may be of most interest to you, what courses you should take to best prepare and what additional opportunities you can take advantage of.
PRE-ENGINEERING ADVISING & REQUIREMENTS
The pre-engineering student should plan on taking at least four courses each semester. In addition to DePauw's requirements, students must satisfy the requirements of the chosen engineering school. All students must complete multi-variable calculus (MATH 251) and differential equations (MATH 363), one year of physics (PHYS 120 and 130), one course in computer programming (CS 121), and at least one semester of chemistry (CHEM 130 preferred). Additional science course requirements vary with the chosen engineering field. Details found on this fact sheet.
ENVIRONMENTAL FELLOWS ADVISING & COURSES
The Environmental Fellows Program is designed to compliment your academic pursuit of any major that DePauw University has to offer.
The Environmental Fellows Program is a four-year honors program for students who are interested in addressing the complex, interdisciplinary environmental challenges facing humanity today.
MATH & SCIENCE ADVISING RECOMMENDATIONS
To build a foundation for a liberal arts education at DePauw University, students receiving a degree in the College of Liberal Arts complete a science and math (SM) distribution requirement of two course credits in the behavioral, computational, mathematical, and natural sciences. To meet this requirement students must take courses from two different departments that explore the physical, mechanical, and quantitative working of numbers, matter, and life. This is the minimum requirement and many students decide to major in one of these disciplines. This sheet summarizes science and math advising for first-year students as they complete their graduation requirements and explore potential majors.