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Commencement Kick Off Event

Two graduates wave to the camera at commencemnet
DePaul’s Commencement Kick Off Events take place two weeks 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 have not already retrieved their tickets at Early Ticket Pickup.

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.

If you are unable to attend to the Commencement Kick Off Event, you can send a friend or a family member on your behalf. Your friend or family member will need to know your DePaul ID number in order for them to pick up your commencement items.

Commencement Kick Off Schedule

Wednesday, May 15 - Thursday, May 16, 2019
DePaul Center Concourse
1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • College of Law

Wednesday, June 5 - Thursday, June 6, 2019
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 10 - Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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
  • The Theatre School
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • College of Science and Health​
For questions regarding Commencement Kick Off Event,  please email