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Commencement Kickoff Event

DePaul's Commencement Kickoff Events takes place during the two weeks before June commencement. A full schedule with dates, times and locations is below.

Students coming to campus for Kickoff should follow all on-campus COVID safety guidelines​

Commencement Kickoff  is when you pick up your tickets, reader card, and cap and gown (unless you selected Ship to Home). 

The Kickoff event is held over several days, and by college, to accommodate the number of graduates. You must attend the day/time for YOUR college because your tickets, reader card and regalia will only be available at that campus.  Attending both days is not necessary. Graduates should anticipate being at the event for about 30 minutes. 

Many university partners will be available to ensure you have everything you need for your ceremony:

  • Alumni Relations
  • Career Services 
  • College representatives
  • Grad Images will be on-site during Kickoff to allow graduates to take pictures in their cap and gown. 

If you are unable to attend Kickoff, you may send someone on your behalf to pick up your items. Your representative will need an email or letter from you giving permission, along with the following: your DPU ID number, your email or phone number, your college and major information. ​

2022 Commencement Kickoff Schedule

Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 2

DePaul Center Concourse Level
1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604
10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media
  • College of Communication
  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Driehaus College of Business
  • Kellstadt Graduate School of Business​

Tuesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8

Lincoln Park Student Center 120 A & B
2250 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
10:00 a.m. to 6:30​ p.m.

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

Please email with questions regarding the Commencement Kickoff Event.