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COVID-19 Updates and Student Resources FAQs

​​​The College of Science and Health (CSH) will continue to provide exceptional learning opportunities for you. This includes but is not limited to a combination of synchronous and asynchronous course delivery opportunities, lab kits being sent to students for specific lab sections, the utilization of Labster and other authentic virtual labs and simulations, multi-modal academic support, as well as a variety of other online instruction innovations to foster engagement and improved learning. 

The CSH Office of Advising and Student Services (OASS) will be in full-service during Winter Quarter 2020-2021 to provide all of our advising and student support services 100% online Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.  This applies to all CSH undergraduates, graduate students, and all DePaul pre-health students.  We are here to support your academic success via, 773-325-8490, or LiveChat.    

Updated: 3/2/21

Please visit DePaul’s COVID-19 website for the most up to date information.

DePaul faculty, staff, and students are expected to use the CampusClear app every day before coming to campus to assess and monitor their health. 

Academic advisors are available remotely to assist you with any advising questions that arise. All advising appointments are facilitated through Zoom or phone appointments. You can set up an appointment with your academic advisor by looking up their name in BlueStar.  Not sure who your advisor is?  No problem!  Just call, email, or LiveChat the CSH Office of Advising and Student Services and we can help.  

Our pre-health advisor is also offering Zoom and phone appointments.  To schedule with Lindsey Burdick, simply search for her name in BlueStar, call 773-325-8490 or send the Office of Advising and Student Services a message on LiveChat. 

Generally speaking, synchronous classes meet during a specific day and time.  Students are expected to log on (likely to Zoom) to participate in class lecture or lab.  Asynchronous classes do not have a specific meeting day and time.  Students may participate in the course during a time that works best for them, but they must still adhere to class deadlines for papers, exams, quizzes, etc.  We recommend that students confirm the modality and expectations with their instructor.  Some asynchronous courses may have specific dates and times students are expected to log on to take exams or complete other graded requirements. Students can find more information about course modalities on the Student Success website.

Most remote campus learning academic resources are found on the Student Success website.

You may find technology support resources on the technology resources website. 

7 Habits of Success for Online Classes

1.       Time management: Set a calendar for all of your class times and when major assignments are due and when tests are scheduled.  Also, the College of Education's Academic Success Center provides workshops and support for students to help with building study skills and setting academic goals, regardless of the student's home college. 

2.       Define your workspace: Try to create a private and distraction-free space.

3.       Plan ahead: Develop a routine each day; it will help you build a routine and avoid procrastination.

4.       Instructor help: If you find yourself falling behind or having trouble in a class, reach out directly to the instructor and meet them during virtual office hours.

5.       Classmate support: Make friends in your synchronous classes, and create Zoom study sessions with them.

6.       Celebrate small wins: When you do well on a quiz, exam, or paper, take a moment to relish your accomplishment.

7.       Self-care: Take time for yourself to reenergize and decompress.  Talk with your friends.  Go for a walk, exercise, do yoga, meditate.

Free tutoring for CSH courses may be found at the Tutoring Services website  

Visit the Supplemental Instruction website for information on how to receive online supplemental instruction for some of our historically more challenging courses.  

If you are sick, you should not be around other people. Notify your professors that you feel ill and are unable to attend class (whether online or in person).  Absence notifications requiring a doctor’s note submitted to the Dean of Students Office are not necessary in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

You may report a case of COVID-19 to the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness at the HPW reporting case website

You may learn of various health support resources at the COVID-19 resources website  

You may submit questions about COVID-19 to the COVID-19 response team

Yes, there are 'landing spaces' in the common areas of the Arts & Letters Hall, rooms (202, 224, 230, and 256) in O'Connell Hall, and the common area in Brownstone's.   

You can find them on the Digital Engagement Network (DEN).  The DEN is your one-stop shop for many virtual campus events. 

The Dean of Students Office has the Student Emergency Assistance Fund (SEAF).  Limited funds are availalble, and students in need could apply by emailing