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Law Commencement

DePaul University/Jeff Carrion

The College of Law ceremony will be held at The Chicago Theatre, located at 175 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60601.

  • Saturday,  May 16, 2020
    3:00 - 5:00 pm, doors open at 2:00 pm

Cap & Gown

Your cap and gown order indicates you plan to attend the Law commencement ceremony. The deadline to purchase your cap and gown is March 20. You can order your cap and gown online or at either campus DePaul Bookstore.

  • Law MJ, Law JD & LLM - $125 plus tax

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.  This is when you will pick up your commencement tickets and your cap and gown.

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. GradImages will be on site to take pictures of graduates in their cap and gown.

Wednesday, May 13 - Thursday, May 14, 2020

DePaul Center Concourse 
1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604 
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Law Faculty Participation

Faculty members are required to participate in the Law Commencement Ceremony as this marks a milestone in the lives of our students, their families and friends. Faculty participation includes the opening procession, joining university officials on stage and celebrating with our graduates and their guests. 

You will receive an email from your Dean with RSVP information and an opportunity to reserve academic regalia. The College of Law commencement coordinator will be managing this information. If you have any questions please email  

If you placed an order for academic regalia, you may pick it up at Law's Commencement Kickoff Event. Faculty regalia will not be available for pick-up at the ceremony venue.

Guest Information

Directions, Parking & Hotels

For directions, public transportation and parking, please visit Getting to The Chicago Theatre. 

For hotels in the immediate vicinity of the Chicago Theatre, please see the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel and the theWit Chicago Hotel. DePaul has arranged discounted rates with various hotels throughout Chicago.  Visit the Demon Discounts website for a complete list. 


For security purposes, the Chicago Theatre requires all guest entrants to have a ticket to the College of Law ceremony. Each College of Law graduate will receive 12 free tickets. Additional tickets may be available depending on availability.