Frosty Fun: A DePaul Holiday Giveaway

A cartoon image of a snowman whose head is replaced with the "DIBSmoji"-- a custom emoji made to look like DePaul's mascot DIBS.

To bring a little cheer to the end of the year, DePaul unwrapped our first annual holiday giveaway for prospective students! From December 11th to the 15th, we gave away FIVE fabulous prizes on FIVE holly-licious days! It’s the kind of excitement that makes you wonder, “Is this real life, or did someone slip some extra sugar into my peppermint mocha?” 

From cozy DePaul gear to a pair of APPLE AIRPODS MAX (yes really!), each day was a new chance for prospective students to grab some goodies and feel the DePaul-i-day spirit. You can check out the prizes below!

A collection of DePaul gear, including a thermos, a grey and a white sweatshirt that say DePaul, a red DePaul Blue Demons hat, and a miniature DIBS (DePaul's mascot) plushie.


It’s one thing to look good around campus, but when you’re cheering on our Blue Demons in the Big East, who have made over 40 NCAA championship appearances over the last ten years, you need to look great. To help our newest Blue Demons look the part, we gave away a bundle of DePaul fits! From cozy hoodies to stylish tees, this ultimate DePaul swag collection will help our lucky winner make their DePaul debut!



We’re in Chicago, a global city, with influences from around the world. New students might experience these ideas in our classrooms, through our 3-day European entrepreneurship summit in our business school, or in one of our 80+ study abroad programs – that happen in over 35 different countries. To give our prospective students a taste of this international city, Tuesday we gave away snacks from around the world!

An image of a box of Snack Chasm brand international snacks. 30 some snacks from around the world fan out from the box into a colorful display.
Three images. At left, a Steam video game platform giftcard for $100. At right, two images of DePaul's Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media; a snack/kitchen area and a screening room playing "My Neighbor Totoro."


Whether you love blockbuster movies or immersive video games, DePaul’s Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media has you covered with their top-tier cinema, design, and computing programs — and with Wednesday’s giveaways! To celebrate this incredible school, we were thrilled to give our winner: 1) a private movie screening for up to 10 people at DePaul’s Jarvis Holiday Screening Room, and 2) a Steam gift card for $100 to spend on their favorite games!



Day 4 of our holiday shindig has come and gone! Today we gave away four tickets each to a Chicago Trifecta: Blue Man Group, the Art Institute of Chicago, and a night of fun at Second City! But even though the sweepstakes is already claimed, you can still be a winner!

We are thrilled to offer ALL our perspectives a discount on tickets to Blue Man Group. For 20% off select seats, visit WWW.BLUEMAN.COM or call 1-800-BLUE-MAN. Once at TICKETMASTER.COM, unlock offer using code: PAINT

An arrangement of logos, with an illustration of the Chicago Skyline at top. Featured in the image are the logo for Blue Man Group, the Art Institute of Chicago, and The Second City.
A pair of silver Apple Airpods Max on a white background.


Can you believe it? Friday was the last day of our giveaway, and we saved the best for last! Sometimes at college, you just need some peace and quiet. To help our future Blue Demons drown out their roommate’s TikTok sessions, review their notes from neuroscience class, or get wrapped up in this city’s jazz, we gave away a pair of APPLE AIRPODS MAX (yes, we really did!) to one lucky (and newly sound-proofed) winner.

And if you are looking for some inspiration, we’ve made a special Frosty Fun Holiday playlist on Spotify for everyone to enjoy!

Our first Holiday Giveaway has been an absolute blast. We’re so excited to welcome New Demons into the DePaul community, and this has been a great way to share that excitement a little bit early.

From all of us at DePaul, Happy Holidays, and see you in the new year!