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Law Commencement

The DePaul University College of Law Commencement will be held at The Chicago Theatre on Saturday, May 21 at 3:00 p.m and via Livestream.​ 

Ceremony Program

​COVID-19 Guidelines

Based on the Chicago Department of Public Health's latest guidance, masks are highly recommended at commencement for all graduates and their guests based on the gradual increase in cases, however they are not required. Guests will not be asked to provide proof of vaccination to enter the venue. DePaul encourages guests traveling from out of state to get tested before attending. The ceremony will be livestreamed  for those unable to attend in person. ​The university will continue to monitor the situation and will share any updates to protocol by email, in Newsline and on this website.

Tickets & Venue Entry

​All graduates and their guests are required to have an e-ticket to enter The Chicago Theatre. Graduates may access and transfer their tickets via their Ticketmaster and MSG app. Please refer to this Ticket FAQ for instructions. Doors open for graduates (Chase Lounge Door) and their guests (main entrance) at 2:00 p.m. ​

​Cap a​nd Gown

The deadline to purchase cap and gown has now passed. If you did not order your cap and gown, you may buy it on campus at the Commencement Kickoff event May 18 & 19 or at the ceremony. 

Crossing the Stage

  • Before and throughout the ceremony, marshals will be available to direct graduates to and from the stage. 
  • If you choose to wear a mask, you may remove it while crossing the stage and posing for photographs. 


Law Commencement Kickoff

DePaul's Law Commencement Kickoff Event takes place the week of Law commencement. At Law Commencement Kickoff you will receive important information for commencement day. The Kickoff event is held over two days to accommodate the number of graduates. Attending both days is not necessary. Graduates should anticipate being at the event for about 30 minutes. ​This is when you will pick up your cap and gown, if you have selected the pick up on campus option​.  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. ​

Many important university partners will also be available to ensure you have everything you need for your ceremony. This will include:

  • ​Representatives from the College of Law
  • Alumni Relations and Career Services
  • Grad Images, to take pictures of graduates in their cap and gown​

​​​Wednesday, May 18 - Thursday, May 19, 2022

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