Winter Quarter 2022 Update

Hi Honors Students, 

I’m sure most of you are aware of the latest news regarding Winter Quarter classes, but in case you have not seen the email from DePaul’s president: the first two weeks of the quarter (from January 3rd to January 15th) are going to be online. Campus buildings and residence halls will be open during this time, but all classes are going to be remote.* 

This comes as somewhat of a shock, albeit understandable with the unpredictable nature of the newest omicron variant, and is undoubtedly disheartening for many who have enjoyed the return to in-person classes and campus events. After a year and a half of Zoom classes, many students are likely just hoping for a return to some sense of pre-COVID normalcy, a normalcy that for now may have to wait. 

The good news is that, as of now, this is only a two-week commitment and not a whole quarter or whole year declaration. Hopefully, these two weeks will give the university ample time to prepare safety measures and protocol so that students can return to in-person classes for the duration of the quarter. Now more than ever is a time to be extra vigilant in following safety precautions and taking steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Since many students are likely travelling this holiday season, make sure to do so safely and responsibly. Please take care of yourselves and others this holiday season, and we look forward to seeing everybody back in January. 

*The Theatre School has said that all rehearsals and shop activities will remain in-person during this time period. 

If you want to see the president’s official statement, visit: https://resources.depaul.edu/coronavirus/updates/Pages/winter-quarter-update.aspx

For more information on DePaul’s COVID guidelines and safety tips, visit: go.depaul.edu/covid


The Honors Blog, Looking to the Future

Hi Honors Students!

We hope you had a lovely first quarter back with in-person classes and we hope you are enjoying yourself over your well-deserved Winter break.

The Honors Blog has had a minimal presence up to this point, but we hope to change that for this upcoming quarter with plans to update more often, share student-produced content, and highlight all members of the Honors community.

So what can you expect from the Honors Blog, and what can you contribute?

  • The Honors Blog is the home for information on any upcoming Honors events (speakers, volunteer opportunities, HSG social activities, etc.)
  • We will answer any questions you have about the Honors program and the opportunities the program provides
  • We will feature student projects from Honors classes and talk to Honors professors about the classes they teach
  • Students can feel free to share with the Honors Blog any written work they have (creative writing, poetry, reviews, essays, etc.) or any other art (music, film, graphic design, etc.)
  • The Honors Blog student editors’ will give our own coverage of the goings-on at DePaul and the Honors program, and we encourage other students to do the same

If you’re interested in submitting to the Honors Blog, or if you have any questions/ideas for the blog please contact us at dpuhonorsblog@gmail.com