Graduate Research Funding

The College of LAS supp​orts the research, scholarship, and creative work of graduate students through its Graduate Research Funding (GRF) program. The GRF helps defray the cost of conducting research and creative work and for presenting papers at academic conferences through a competitive process. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Deadline: January 22, 2018

For guidelines and to apply, visit the website here.


Fall Quarter Survival Guide

Welcome to the new school year and the start of Fall Quarter 2016, MALS and IDS students! Here are some tips to surviving the quarter:

  • If you have any program questions, please contact us directly. Even though all of our program information is on D2L, we are happy to talk through any questions you may have. You can call our office at 773-325-7840 or visit us at 2327 N. Racine Avenue.
  • Please do make use of DePaul’s wonderful student resources, which exist to help you succeed during your time as a graduate student. The Writing Center, Ask a Librarian, Adult Services, DePaul Central, and the Career Center are all really wonderful tools that you should seek out.
  • Take time to get re-acquainted with Campus Connect and our Community Site on D2L. Doing so will help you to understand where to go for information, registration help, financial aid, and more. If you have any questions about these sites, please feel free to contact us. If you have trouble logging on or accessing your accounts, contact the Technology Support Center at 312-362-8765.
  • Get to know your professors and your classmates this quarter. Your professors may have interesting resources to share with you if you just ask them. If you establish a relationship with your professors, you may be able to call on them in the future for your final projects. Similarly, it is always a good idea to find a buddy in your class who you can discuss class material with and ask to fill you in if you are ever absent.
  • Try new foods before and after classes. Take a look at a list we compiled of places that take a DePaul Demon Discount or cool places to eat and study.
  • Don’t forget to relax! Check out our upcoming events page and our Facebook page for information about fun events coming up that will give you a well-deserved break from studying.

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!



A Guide to Free WiFi and Charging Stations

When you are on the go as a graduate student, it can be hard to keep all of your devices juiced up and ready to use. Going without WiFi can leave a huge dent in your next phone bill, and if you forget your charger, it’s game over, right? Well, fear not! We have searched the Chicagoland area for you and come up with a list of free WiFi hot spots and charging stations for you to use.

Free WiFi

  • DePaul has free WiFi available to all of its students on its campuses. To join, select the DePaul secure network on your device under WiFi and enter your Campus Connect username and password to log in.
  • The Metra stations are all equipped with free WiFi under the name “Metra Wi-Fi.” The hot spots are available in the following areas according to the Tribune:
    • “At Union Station, the hot spot and charging station are near the Metra ticketing area between the north and south concourses.”
    • “At Millennium, the Wi-Fi hot spot covers the passenger waiting area in the center of the station, where the charging stations were installed.”
    • “At Van Buren, the hot spot reaches the north and south portions of the waiting area and both charging stations.”
    • “At Ogilvie, Wi-Fi is available in the platform-level waiting area as well as around the charging stations on the ground floor in the passenger concourse.”
    • “At LaSalle Street, the hot spot covers the outdoor concourse and the indoor waiting area.”
  • OpenWiFiSpots is a site you can use to find free WiFi hot spots around the city. All you need to do is type in your location, and the site will show you locations around you where you can get free WiFi.
  • Both Apple and Android have apps that you may download and use to find free WiFi:
    • WifiMapper from Android allows you to pull up a map based on your location with input from other users as to which spots are yay or nay.
    • WiFi Map from Apple displays a map of WiFi spots around your area, but it also shows comments from users in regard to whether or not the WiFi and location were satisfactory. This app also lists passwords for free WiFi that users may or may not know about when trying to connect.

Charging Stations

  • DePaul has gone green! Check out the solar panel charging stations in the LPC Quad and the Loop campus. You only need to supply the cord to charge your device in either an electrical outlet or USB port. Neat, right?
  • Both the Loop and Richardson libraries have portable battery packs for you to check out that come with the necessary cords for either an Apple or Android device. You can request these at the circulation desk.
  • You can also check out an Apple or Android USB cable from the libraries to charge your phone.
  • Chicago Union Station, Millennium Station, Ogilvie Transportation Center have charging stations for all of you commuters.
  • According to the Tribune, there are free phone charging kiosks located in the following stores:

Inexpensive Excursions

Seeing the sights in the city doesn’t have to drain your back account of its every last cent. Many places in the city have free entry if you show your DePaul ID, offer a discounted price with your DePaul ID, or offer reasonable deals.

Read on to find out about all the places you could go for a great price.

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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.”