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Frequently Asked Questions

Law Commencement Ceremony

The Law Commencement ceremony will take place on May 21, 2022 at the Chicago Theatre. Please visit the Law Commencement page for more details.

Yes, all ceremonies will be webcast and the link to access the live feed will be available on the website the day of the ceremony. 

College of Law students who complete their coursework between Summer Session 2021 and Spring Semester 2022 may be eligible to participate in the 2022 commencement ceremony. Contact the College of Law to discuss.

College of Law graduates can RSVP and reserve tickets here

Each student may receive up to six (6) guest tickets for the ceremony. This is the maximum number of tickets allotted per graduate. Tickets will be distributed electronically by the Chicago Theatre to your DePaul email address; please confirm your DePaul email address during the registration process.

Applying for graduation, known as degree conferral, is the official request to the university to review your academic progress and confirm that you have met all the requirements to earn your degree. All students MUST apply for degree conferral. 
 
RSVP’ing for the commencement ceremony lets the university know you plan to participate in the graduation exercises. Participation is optional, but you must RSVP to attend. Participating in the ceremony does not mean you have earned your degree.  
 
Walking in the ceremony does not equate to degree completion. You will not receive your degree until all of your outstanding academic requirements have been fulfilled. It is your responsibility to make sure your requirements are met. Please follow the steps on the Degree Conferral page to aid in successful degree completion. 

Cap and gown orders may be placed with Herff Jones. The deadline to order regalia for the Law ceremony is Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

Graduates have two options when purchasing regalia. Both options are listed on the ordering web site. 
 
Ship to Home Option: Students may have their cap and gown sent to them at home for a shipping fee of $12.95.  
 
Campus Pick Up: Students may pick up their cap and gown at the Law Commencement Kickoff event, May 18 - 19, 2022 in the DePaul Center, Concourse Level. There is no charge for this option. 


June Commencement Ceremonies

The June Commencement ceremonies will be held at the Wintrust Arena. 

Commencement ceremonies will take place the weekend of June 11-12, 2022. Please visit the June Ceremonies page for more details. 

Yes, all ceremonies will be webcast and the link to access the live feed will be available on the website the day of the ceremony.

Check your Degree Progress Report (DPR) and your student account in Campus Connect to ensure that you are meeting requirements and are eligible to receive your degree. If you have questions about your academic requirements contact your college office or your advisor. Contact DePaul Central at (312) 362-8610 or dpcl@depaul.edu for questions regarding your student account. 

Students who complete their degree requirements between Autumn Quarter 2021 and Summer Session II 2022 are considered part of the Class of 2022 and may be eligible to participate on their respective ceremony. Students should contact their college advisor to confirm their status. Links to the appropriate emails can be found on the Academic Requirements page here.

Contact your college office to discuss.  Links to the appropriate emails can be found on the  Academic Requirements page here. Please note, in some cases, you may be eligible to walk in the commencement ceremony before you have completed all your academic requirements.

Walking in the ceremony does not equate to degree completion. You will not receive your degree until all of your outstanding academic requirements have been fulfilled. It is your responsibility to make sure your requirements are met. Please follow the steps on the Degree Conferral page to aid in successful degree completion. 

Applying for graduation, known as degree conferral, is the official request to the university to review your academic progress and confirm that you have met all the requirements to earn your degree. All students MUST apply for degree conferral. 

RSVP’ing for the commencement ceremony lets the university know you plan to participate in the graduation exercises. Participation is optional, but you must RSVP to attend. Participating in the ceremony does not mean you have earned your degree. 

Log into Campus Connect and select Student Home Page > Academic Progress > RSVP for Commencement. Note, you will not be able to RSVP until after you have applied for degree conferral. The deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, April 27.  



Tickets & Regalia

All graduates will receive six (6) guest tickets and must RSVP to reserve them.

Graduates should plan to pick up their tickets, reader card (for crossing the stage), regalia (if choosing the ship to campus option) at Commencement Kickoff in June. Visit the Commencement Kickoff page for information on the days and times by college.

Cap and gown orders may be placed with Herff Jones. The deadline to order regalia for the June ceremonies is Wednesday, April 27.

Graduates have two options when purchasing regalia. Both options are listed on the ordering web site.

Ship to Home Option: Students may have their cap and gown sent to them at home for a shipping fee of $12.95 and international shipping $29.92.

Campus Pick Up: Students may pick up their cap and gown at the Commencement Kickoff in June. There is no charge for this option. Visit the Commencement Kickoff page for days, times and locations by college.

Yes, students may decorate and keep their caps and gowns.



Other

You may purchase graduation announcements from Herff Jones.

Visit the student speaker application section of the commencement website here to learn how to apply. 

Contact the Office of Academic Events at commencement@depaul.edu for information regarding your student speaker application.

After your degree is conferred, you will receive an email from dpcl@depaul.edu congratulating you on earning your degree. You will be asked to confirm the diploma address listed in Campus Connect is updated and that there are no holds or To-Do’s on your account that will prevent your diploma from being sent. The diploma is shipped to that address within 10 weeks after the last day of the term in which you graduated.