How do I confirm if I'm eligible to graduate?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for questions regarding your student account.
In what order will graduates line up to receive their diploma?
Students will line up, process, and receive their diploma cover by their degree program. Actual diplomas are mailed to students.
Marshals will direct students to receive their diploma cover at the appropriate time. Students will walk across the stage just prior to their name being called, as indicated by a marshal (to ensure your name is called while receiving the diploma cover).
The program then concludes with the induction to the alumni society and procession out of the venue.
How do I get more tickets?
Students are encouraged to share tickets with their fellow graduates who are graduating from the same ceremony.
I won't see my guests before graduation. How can I get my tickets to them?
Graduates can leave their tickets at the Wintrust Arena will call under their guest's name. Will call is located on the south side of the Arena, adjacent to the main entrance. Please contact the Office of University Events at email@example.com and provide your guest's full name. Your guest will need an ID to pick up your tickets.
Cap & Gown
Do I get an honor cord?
Graduates who were members
of an honor society, affinity group, or student organization may
receive an honor cord symbolizing achievements throughout their academic
career. Please check with the group or organization to see if they
provide honor cords.
Graduates who make a legacy gift with Alumni Relations are eligible to receive a legacy cord. They can pick up their legacy cord at Commencement Kick Off.
How do I pick up my cap and gown?
Commencement Kick Off events will be held on both the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses during the week before commencement. Graduates will attend to pick up their cap and gown and tickets. Click here
for the kick off event information.
Special Needs & International Students
My family or guests have medical or special needs. Can they be accommodated?
The Wintrust Arena is ADA compliant. Seating options are
limited and advanced planning is strongly encouraged.
For the Hearing Impaired
Sign language interpreting (ASL) will be provided at commencement ceremonies.
Wheelchair Seating Availability
Wheelchair seating areas are available at commencement ceremonies, with one
companion seat. Space is limited and available on a first come, first
Guests should expect to walk
distances and stand in lines. It is recommended that guests with limited
mobility consider bringing their personal wheelchairs, walkers or
For any questions, contact University Events at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (312) 362-5050.
Where can I park?
Information on parking can be found at the Hotels, Directions & Parking
page. Wintrust Arena guests should park in Lot A. Traffic is always heavy in the area and the parking garage can have long lines, please plan accordingly. We encourage everyone to use the public trans