Lunar New Year Celebration

To ring in the new year of the Tiger 2022, DePaul Chinese Studies Program, along with two student organizations, is hosting two events, one at 12:30-3:00 PM on February 8 in LPC Student Center and one at 12:30-3:00 PM on February 9 at the 11th floor in DePaul Center (loop). All are welcome to join either or both of the events. Unlike past lunar new year events, pre-packaged grab-n-go new year food will be served. At both events, you can participate in various festive activities: photo booth, papercutting, Chinese calligraphy, making/getting your own red envelope, learning about your zodiac sign, writing a new year greeting message on our message wall, and a free new year gift if you were born in a year of the Tiger (e.g., 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, etc.) Lunar new year masks will be provided.

No RSVP is needed for both events. Walk-in guests are welcome. There will be a special live ceremony at 12:30-1:00 pm on February 8 in the atrium area of LPC Student Center featuring Provost Ghanem’s lunar new year greetings and student group performances.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy year of the Tiger!

Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Booster and Mask Guidelines

Hi Honors Community,

With in-person learning returning this coming week (Tuesday, January 18th), it is more important than ever that we do all we can to keep ourselves and others safe and healthy. As you may have seen, DePaul has updated its guidelines to help limit COVID exposure during Winter Quarter. Following the guidance of the Chicago Public Health Department, there are new requirements regarding booster vaccinations and updated mask guidelines.

Students, faculty and staff should receive a COVID-19 booster as soon as they are eligible, and proof of a booster vaccine is required by Tuesday, March 1st. Additionally, cloth masks alone no longer meet the mask requirements, and KN95 or N95 masks are highly recommended. If you do not have access to these types of masks, you may layer a cloth mask over a surgical one, and certain DePaul buildings will have a limited number of KN95 masks available. To see a list of these locations, visit the face masks FAQ at: It is also recommended that everyone get tested for COVID-19 before returning to campus. Visit: for testing hours and locations.

Keep an eye out for updates and thank you for doing your part in keeping our DePaul community healthy.

For details, see the official statement at:

For more information on DePaul’s COVID guidelines and safety tips, visit: