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Commencement Kick Off Event

Two graduates wave to the camera at commencemnet
DePaul’s Commencement Kick-Off Event takes place the week before commencement. A full schedule with

dates, times and locations is listed below.   

At Commencement Kick-Off you will receive important information needed for commencement day.  Most importantly this is when students will need to pick-up their commencement tickets and their cap and gown, if they had not already retrieved their tickets at Early Ticket Pickup. If you have any issues with your cap and gown after pick up, please bring it to either the DePaul Loop Bookstore or DePaul Lincoln Park Bookstore so it can be exchanged. The bookstores can be contacted at​ or (312) 362-8792.

Many important university partners will also be available to ensure you have everything you need for your ceremony. This will include representatives from each College, Alumni Relations and Career Services. GradImages will be on site during pick up to allow graduates to take pictures in their cap and gown.

Commencement Kick Off Schedule

Wednesday, May 9 - Thursday, May 10, 2018
DePaul Center Concourse
1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • College of Law

Monday, June 4 - Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Lincoln Park Student Center 120 A & B
2250 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • College of Education
  • School of Music
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • College of Science and Health

Wednesday, June 6 - Thursday, June 7, 2018
DePaul Center Concourse
1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • College of Computing and Digital Media
  • College of Communication
  • School for New Learning
  • Driehaus College of Business
  • Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

Monday, June 4 - Thursday, June 7, 2018
The Theatre School
Room 510
2350 N. Racine Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • The Theatre School

For questions regarding the Theatre School cap and gown pick up, contact Jeanne Williams at (312) 362-8610 or​​​​​​​​​​​​​​