Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Welcome NEW students to CSL!

We hope you are getting excited about starting in the program and we are certainly excited to have you join us! Here are a couple of dates to put on your calendar and tips to help you get started:

Grad programs orientation: Tues, Sept 4th, 6:00pm, McGowan North (this orientation is optional but recommended if you haven't attended an orientation yet).

Fall Open Advising Sessions: Tues, Sept 25th, 4:00-5:00pm AND Thurs, Sept 27th, 4:00-5:00pm, Location TBA (these sessions are open for any CSL student who has an advising question, a short presentation will be made and then faculty will be on hand to assist students.

CSLNews: If you haven’t joined CSLNews yet, please do so you will always be in the know about what is going on in the program. Sign up for CSLNews, our regular program newsletter. Send an email to with "subscribe" in the subject line. You can also find CSLNews on Facebook, Twitter or sign up for emails from our blog!

DePaul ID: Make sure to get your ID so you are officially a Blue Demon! Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 109.

Financial: These and other "business" related questions are best answered by DePaul Central. You can contact them via email, phone, IM or visit them on the 1st floor of Schmitt by the Bean coffee shop.

Parking/Transportation: Need to get a parking pass? All parking passes must be purchased online through CampusConnect. Prefer the CTA? Get the details on the U-Pass.

Books: You can find the listing for your course materials on the DePaul Bookstore website. You'll need to set up a login and then you can locate courses by department (we are CSL) and number. 

Syllabi: Most instructors will provide you with the syllabus for the course on the first night of class so plan to wait : )

Campus Map: Help! Where do I go for class?! Most class locations are not posted until a day or two before the quarter starts. It's common to get turned around or lost on the first day of class so familiarize yourself ahead of time with the LPC map. You'll most likely have your classes in the Schmitt Academic Center (SAC) or in Levan or O'Connell which are actually wings attached to Schmitt on the Kenmore side.

Enjoy the time before you graduate school adventure begins!