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DePaul To Close O'Hare Campus After Summer 2018

By Alex Nitkin | March 20, 2017 2:21pm
 DePaul University's O'Hare campus has operated in Triangle Plaza, 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., since 2010.
DePaul University's O'Hare campus has operated in Triangle Plaza, 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., since 2010.
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CHICAGO — DePaul University will close its satellite campus in the city's O'Hare neighborhood at the end of next summer, the university announced Monday.

The campus is the last of four "suburban" campuses being phased out, university provost Marten DenBoer wrote in an email to students and faculty.

DePaul set up a Far Northwest Side campus in 1977 as "a convenient location for those living or working near, or traveling through O’Hare International Airport," DenBoer wrote. It has operated from Triangle Plaza, 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., since 2010.

But the combination of online course offerings and on-site job training programs has blunted the school's need for the outposts, DenBoer wrote.

DePaul closed its west suburban Rolling Meadows campus in 2012 and its south suburban Oak Forest campus in 2015. A third site, in west suburban Naperville, is marked for closure this summer.

Students will be able to keep signing up for classes at DePaul's O'Hare campus through the summer 2018 term, according to the university.

In the meantime, the school's faculty "will continue to support our students and assist them in achieving their academic goals," DenBoer wrote.