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For Faculty & Staff

All full- and part-time faculty and staff members are encouraged to participate in commencement ceremonies, as this marks a milestone in the lives of our students, their families and friends. 

Participation includes the opening procession, joining university officials on stage and celebrating with our graduates and their guests. The Office of Academic Events and college coordinators will be assisting faculty and staff with commencement, and a list of coordinators may be found below. Logistics information will be provided closer to commencement.

Commencement Ceremony Information

The 2023 commencement ceremony schedule for the College of Law and for the June ceremonies is now available. Faculty will receive general information about your college's commencement ceremony from your college coordinators and/or Dean. 

College coordinators by college:

Commencement RSVP & Academic Regalia Reservations

Faculty and staff can RSVP to commencement and reserve academic​​ regalia (if necessary) using this form​. The deadline to RSVP and reserve regalia are April 12 for the College of Law and April 26 for the June ceremonies.

Commencement Pickup

Faculty and staff who reserve regalia should plan to pick it up on the Commencement Pickup dates for their college. Faculty regalia is not able to be shipped to your home. Please see the Commencement Pickup schedule below:

Law Commencement Pickup Schedule

Wednesday, May 17 & Thursday, May 18
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
DePaul Center, Concourse Level
1 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604

June Commencement Pickup Schedule

Wednesday, May 31 & Thursday, June 1
10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
DePaul Center, Concourse Level
1 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604
    • College of Communication
    • Driehaus College of Business
    • Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media
    • Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
    • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Tuesday, June 6 & Wednesday, June 7
10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Lincoln Park Student Center, 120AB
2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
    • College of Education
    • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
    • College of Science and Health
    • School of Music
    • The Theatre School

Commencement Student Speaker

Encourage your students to apply to be this year's commencement student speaker. A student speaker will be selected for each of the six June commencement ceremonies. Please direct all interested students to the Student Speaker page for submission details and deadlines.