Open House Chicago


Here is a photo I took of the Women’s Lounge at Union Station during the 2014 Open House Chicago. The location is on the list again this year.

Have you ever looked at an architectural marvel in Chicago and wished you could see inside? Is access limited? Perhaps you, like many of us, aren’t even aware that little hidden gems are tucked away into seemingly nondescript buildings in mundane places.

If this got you wondering, Open House Chicago is probably a great fit for you. From October 15-16, 200 of Chicago’s most famous (and lesser known) structures open their doors and give you all-access free of charge to architectural masterpieceswhether that means entering an otherwise off limits room for a day or discovering something that has always been in plain sight.

Check out the Open House Chicago website for the list of sites for 2016’s Open House Chicago!



2016 Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

Here is a fun event for everyone coming up soon:


Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

This event will feature over 150 artists, live music, local foods, a garden oasis, and family activities. You can browse artwork, jewelry, sculptures, and more at this fun festival.

Saturday, September 10: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sunday, September 11: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Along Broadway, Belmont to Hawthorne

For more information, please visit the event page!

Adult, Veteran, and Commuter Student Affairs Upcoming Events

The office of Adult, Veteran, and Commuter Student Affairs has a few events coming up:

New Adult Student Reception

“To welcome you, we would like to invite you and a guest to our New Adult Student Information Session and Reception. We will be covering university-wide tips, resources for both graduate students and adult undergraduate students, icebreakers, and horsd’oeuvres will be served! Feel free to come even though you may not be able to stay for the entire event.”

Loop: Tuesday, September 13 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the DePaul Club – 11th floor, 1 E. Jackson Chicago, IL 60604

LPC: Thursday, September 15 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Lincoln Park Student Center – RM 315, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.

Click here to RSVP.

Graduate Student Fair and Social

Meet with other graduate students and celebrate your acceptance!

Thursday, September 8 from 4:30pm t0 6:30pm

Exchequer Bar and Pub (226 S. WabashChicago, IL 60604)

Click here to RSVP.

Compass Groups

“Compass Groups are peer cohort groups in which you will meet on a specific topic. Groups meet for 4 or 5 times each quarter. You will meet other Adult students, gain various skills, learn about resources, and ultimately have a great experience! Click here to learn more about them or to sign-up.”

On Space and Place: Contemporary Art from Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Vancouver

On Space and Place: Contemporary Art from Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Vancouver

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The DePaul Art Museum is hosting the opening reception for the exhibit entitled “On Space and Place: Contemporary Art from Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Vancouver.” This exhibit, according the museum, “considers how the characteristics and identity of a city can influence the artwork that is made within it while also examining the intersecting concerns of the work from each of the four cities.”

Thursday, September 15th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

935 W Fullerton
Chicago, IL 60614

Admission is free!

Click here to read more about the exhibit.



Fun Fall Events

MALS/IDS is lucky to have graduate students from all walks of life who enjoy a myriad of events. Whether you are a seasoned Chicago native or a brand new face to the city, we have compiled a list of fun events around campus and/or the Chicago area that (hopefully!) has something for everyone to enjoy.

  • DePaul Welcome Week is hosting a few events the first week of the upcoming quarter. From Sept. 3-15, these DWW events are meant to get you situated around campus, learn about DePaul student life, and have fun! All you need is your student ID to attend.
    • Taste of DePaul (Sept. 3 from 4pm to 8pm on the LPC Quad) – Try foods from the Lincoln Park area!
    • After Taste: The Lip Sync Battle (Sept. 3 from 7pm to 11pm in the LPC Student Center Room 120AB) – After you’ve eaten, attend for musical battles, prizes, and more (free) food.
    • Trolleys to Target (Sept. 4 from 12pm to 5pm at the LPC Student Center) – Take a trolley service to Target for anything you might have forgotten to bring with you.
    • DePaul Does Labor Day (Sept. 5 from 11am to 3pm – meet in the LPC Student Center) – Explore Millenium Park, the zoo, the beach, and the “Bean!”
    • Fall 2016 LPC Involvement Fair (Sept. 9 from 1pm to 4pm on the LPC Quad) – Learn about on campus organizations in the LPC.
    • The Second City (Sept. 10 from 7pm to 10pm at the Merle Reskin Theatre) – Come see the famous improv comedy show where SNL stars such as John Belushi, Rachel Dratch, Chris Farley, and Tina Fey started out. It’s free!
    • Fall 2016 Loop Involvement Fair (Sept. 15 from 1pm to 4pm at the DePaul Center 11th Floor) – Learn about on campus organizations in the Loop campus.
  • Community Fest (Sept. 8 – 3:30pm to 6pm in the LPC Student Center Room 120AB): Community Fest is a welcome back celebration focused on the engagement and inclusion of multicultural and identity-based student organizations, the Center for Identity, Inclusion & Social Change and it is an intentional way for cultural student organizations to build stronger collaborative and relationships amongst their organizations and the DePaul Community.
  • Here is a wonderful list of events happening in the Chicago Area this month, as well as in September.
  • The DePaul Art Museum is excited to host SPECTRALINA (Aug. 18 from 6pm to 8pm), an audio-visual performance project by musician Dan Bitney of the band Tortoise and visual artist Selina Trepp. The performance combines image and sound to create a “visual music” in which each medium bears equal force. Free and open to everyone! (RSVP required.)