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 email@example.com
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?
There are two options to obtain extra tickets. You are encouraged to share with your fellow graduates who are graduating from the same ceremony as you. There will also be a lottery for extra tickets. The lottery will occur in late April (after Early Ticket Pickup) and students will know by early May whether they have been selected to receive extra tickets. Students will be emailed about how to enter the lottery.
I won't see my guests before graduation. How can I get my tickets to them?
Graduates can leave their tickets at will call the day of the ceremony for their guests to pick up when they arrive. Will call is located on the south side of the Arena, adjacent to the main entrance. An ID will be needed to pick up tickets. Graduates will need to leave the tickets in one of their guests' names.
I can't make Early Ticket Pickup or Commencement Kick Off. How can I get my tickets?
A friend or family member can attend either event on your behalf to pick up your tickets. They will just need your ID number. They can also pick up your cap and gown at Commencement Kick Off. If you are unable to have someone pick up your materials on your behalf, your tickets will be available at the Wintrust Box Office prior to your ceremony.
Cap & Gown
I missed the cap & gown deadline. Can I still receive one?
Yes, you will need to do two things. 1) Let your college know that you intend on walking at commencement. Contact your college using the links at the bottom of this page. 2) Attend one of the Commencement Kick Off Events on June 4-7 and tell an attendant at the cap and gown pickup station that you would like to attend commencement but did not reserve a cap and gown. You can also pick up your allotment of tickets (for your guests) at these events.
I can't make Commencement Kick Off. Can I get my cap & gown another day or send a friend?
You can send a friend with your ID number to pick up your cap and gown in your place.
If you or a friend absolutely cannot make Commencmenet Kick Off, you may pick up your cap and gown at the Wintrust Arena on the day of your ceremony. Please arrive a few minutes before your assigned arrival time. You will not be able to steam or iron your robe if you pick it up on commencement day.
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, B, or C.
Traffic is always heavy in the area and the parking garage can have long lines, please plan accordingly. we encourage everyone to use the CTA.