DePaul Global Gateway Program – COVID-19 information for students

Correct as of 12.08.2021 at 08:30 (CDT)

Important Update for Winter Quarter at DePaul University

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What are the latest updates for Winter Quarter at DePaul University?

DePaul University has announced that during the first two weeks of the Winter Quarter, all classes will be held online. This change affects the DePaul University Global Gateway Program and direct admission students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • Winter Term Class Start Date: 3 January 2022
  • Classes Held Online: 3 January 2022 to 15 January 2022
  • On-Campus Classes Resume: 18 January 2022

DePaul has provided detailed information about COVID-19 policies and procedures on the university webpage.

Global Gateway Program and direct admission students can expect more details about online classes and pre-arrival information from DePaul University and/or GGP Director Dr. Gretchen Frickx

When should I arrive for Winter Quarter classes?

Students must arrive no later than 9 January 2022. Students may access an official letter from DePaul outlining the 2021-2022 Academic Calendar dates here.

Please note that GGP Orientation will be held online from 28 December through 3 January.

Will campus be open during the first two weeks of Winter Quarter?

All residence halls will reopen as planned on Sunday, 2 January 2022. Housing will communicate with residence hall students starting the week of 13 December 2021 with more details and instructions.

Beginning on 3 January 2022, DePaul campus buildings will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will require an ID card swipe for entry.

COVID-19 testing will remain available on-campus through 16 December 2021 and will resume on 3 January 2022.

Course-Related Information

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What are the current U.S. policies on securing a student visa?

The official updates from the US government provide the very latest information. This website includes health and travel advice (both for those coming into the country and those travelling abroad) and information on current travel restrictions.

Review the U.S. government’s website to learn more about securing a student visa. You should check the status of visa services at your nearest embassy or consulate. Visit to learn more.

In September 2021, the Department of State has announced in-person interviews may be waived for F, M, and academic J visa applicants through the end of 2021. Read the U.S. Department of State’s announcement.

What is the latest US health guidance on COVID-19?

The official Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updates provide the very latest information on health guidance. You should review the CDC website for the latest information about COVID-19 guidance.

Am I required to have a COVID-19 vaccination to enter the USA?

The US requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all non-U.S. citizen, nonimmigrant passengers arriving from a foreign country to the United States by air. Details can be found on the CDC website.

This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines and those vaccines that have been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO). Visit the WHO website for more information about WHO-authorized COVID-19 vaccines.

For further details, visit the CDC website.

If I am unable to get a COVID-19 vaccination in my home country, can I receive one when I arrive in the USA?

Everyone 5 years of age and older is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination for free in the USA. Visit to find a vaccine location near campus.

Am I required to be vaccinated before starting classes at DePaul University?

DePaul University currently requires all students to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Visit DePaul’s website for more details here.

At this time, DePaul is not requiring faculty, staff and students to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster, however anyone due to receive one is highly encouraged to do so as the CDC recommends everyone 18 years and older get a booster shot. For more information on specific criteria and where to find a booster, please visit the CDC’s website.

How can I find out more about DePaul’s policies and procedures regarding COVID-19?

Visit DePaul’s website for the latest updates about COVID-19 policies and procedures.

Additional Information

Student wellbeing is always our top priority and we understand this is a challenging period for you. Students are always welcome to speak with any member of our team at the Global Gateway Program for support.

Alternatively, you can send inquiries to .