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School of Music COVID-19 Updates

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Summer Session 2021 Updates


Below are a number of updates pertaining to School of Music facilities access in alignment with the tate of Illinois and the city of Chicago entering Phase V in their reopening plans. All changes below go into effect on Monday, June 21 unless otherwise noted.

Building Hours

Holtschneider Performance Center (2330 North Halsted) & Jarvis Opera Hall (800 West Belden) will operate through Summer 2021 as follows:

  • Daily (M-F and Sat/Sun), 7 AM-10 PM. 
  • Use the east Halsted entrance to enter and exit the building. 
  • Effective immediately, sign-ins at Public Safety and the use of Campus Clear will no longer be required. 
  • Students should continue to use ASIMUT for space reservations for practice rooms. Practice room use will continue to be limited to one person at a time.
  • To request SOM facilities space for any activities other than practice room access outside of already-scheduled onsite programming, students and faculty members should submit a space request form at least two business days in advance of the proposed “event” date.
  • Students with reservations no longer need to check in with Box Office staff. 
  • Box Office staff will be present during business hours for informational purposes and to provide any guidance/troubleshooting related to space reservations.

​​Music North (804 West Belden) will operate through Summer 2021 as follows:

  • M-F 7 AM-10 PM, Sat/Sun 9 AM-5 PM.
  • Faculty and staff access via cardswipe on the ground floor. 
  • Music North front desk (2nd floor) will be staffed for reception, mailroom access and distribution, information and general assistance, but sign-ins are no longer required. 
  • Reservations are not required to use Music North offices.
  • Any students or guests needing access to Music North should coordinate directly with faculty or staff members or with front desk staff via Mara Yurasek.
  • Broader access for this space will be updated later this summer.
  • Larger spaces (including classrooms, performance halls, rehearsal rooms in HPC or Music North) should continue to be utilized over studio/office spaces wherever possible for any in-person lessons, coaching, or rehearsals; see space request form​ regarding requesting space for this type of use.
  • Additional guidelines on the use of Music North studios, including room assignments and anticipated protocols for Fall 2021, will be communicated later this summer.
  • Computer Lab will be closed for Summer 2021.

General Updates:
  • ​All university spaces will operate at previously planned-reduced capacity and with 6-foot physical distancing for Summer 2021. 
  • Starting Monday, June 14, fully vaccinated individuals who are on campus will be highly encouraged—though not required—to wear a face mask indoors. Individuals who have not been vaccinated are expected to wear a mask at all times.
  • Any personnel involved in in-person programming this summer should continue to work directly with SOM staff to maintain specific guidelines for programs, including any revisions to already-approved program plans in light of the move to Phase V. 
  • Please continue to consult Chicago’s travel order​, which applies to any planned visits to campus in addition to all of your activity in the city of Chicago, as well as the university’s COVID-19 Updates and Guidance ​page. 
  • All of the above items are subject to change, depending on any subsequent updates from the city or university administration.  We strongly encourage you to continue to check your DePaul email frequently over the summer.