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Frequently Asked Questions

Law Online Ceremony

On May 22, 2021, DePaul will launch a dedicated College of Law commencement ceremony for you, your family and friends to view and share through YouTube and the DePaul commencement website.

The final day to order your cap and gown for Law students is April 21,2021.

Yes,  DePaul will send all students a commencement kit, a curated box of DePaul-branded items, including a diploma cover, to help you celebrate your big day. 

June Online Ceremonies

On June 12, 2021, DePaul will launch celebratory online commencement ceremonies for you, your family and friends to view and share through YouTube and the DePaul commencement website.

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 your college advisor to discuss.  Please find your college here and email them directly.

Students who complete their degree requirements between Autumn Quarter 2020 andSummer Session II 2021 are considered part of the Class of 2021 and eligible to participate inthe virtual ceremonies. Students should contact their college advisor to confirm their status.

All students will have a slide in the virtual ceremonies listing their name, major and honors(if applicable). In addition, you can personalize your commencement slide with a photo and message.

Cap & Gown

Students can place a cap and gown order until May 12,2021. To place an order, please click here.

The prices for the regalia packages are: bachelor package $66.98 plus tax, master package $100.98 plus tax, doctor package $124.98 plus tax.





There will be no on-site pick up, all regalia orders will be shipped to home. Shipping cost are: domestic $7.95 and international $19.95.

The final day to order regalia is May 12, regardless of the location. This applies to both domestic and international students. 

Commencement Slide

First, check your spam folder and look for the subject line: Personalize Your Online Commencement Slide.  If you did not receive it, email us at Please include your full name, DPU ID number and college name. If you have not applied for degree conferral, you are not yet on the list.

No, we encourage students to wear dressy clothing, DePaul gear, or attire in which they are most comfortable. This is your slide – be creative, have fun, and celebrate you!

Yes, it is optional but we hope that all members of the Class of 2021 will personalize their slide. Students who do not create a slide will still be included in the online ceremony, but will not have a photo or message on their slide.

Yes, slides will be available to share following the ceremonies.


Contact the Office of Academic Events at or (312) 362-5050 for information regarding your student speaker application.

All members of the Class of 2021 will a gift box from the university containing a diploma cover and other gifts. To make sure your box is sent to the correct address, update your diploma address in Campus Connect by March 15. Follow this path: Profile>Addresses>Diploma Address.

You may purchase graduation announcements from Herff Jones.
Videos of past commencement ceremonies are available to view here.