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Identity-Specific Cultural Celebrations

As the Class of 2023 makes plans to celebrate its commencement, DePaul's identity-specific cultural and resource centers also are preparing to celebrate Blue Demons this commencement season.

​Graduation Celebration for Students of African Descent​

The 26th Annual Graduation Celebration for Students of African Descent will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 120 AB. Please contact​ with any questions.

Graduation for DePaul APIDA Students

ELEVATE, DePaul's Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American staff and faculty resource group, is proud to present Rise Up!: The 7th Annual Graduation for DePaul APIDA Students.​ The celebration will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2023, from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Cortelyou Commons. Graduating students can RSVP and find more information hereContact the ELEVATE board at with questions.

Latinx Graduation Celebration

The 27th Annual DePaul Latinx Graduation Celebration will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. in t​he Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 120 AB. The deadline to register for in-person admission is May 25 at 5:00 p.m. Graduates are allowed a maximum of 2 guests for in-person admission, due to capacity restrictions.

Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is a celebration of LGBTQIA+ graduates at DePaul University and will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 314 AB. At Lavender Graduation, attendees can look forward to fun, food, engaging speakers, and entertainment. A photographer will capture moments of graduates and their loved ones. Graduates will receive a lavender cord to wear at the commencement ceremony.

Graduates must RSVP here to ensure that they receive a cord and inclusion in the program. Please email​ with any questions or concerns about Lavender Graduation.