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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 University 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 2024 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:

RSVP to Commencement

Faculty and staff can RSVP to commencement by filling out this form. Please read the form carefully and contact University Events immediately if you need to make any changes to your RSVP.

Have an immediate family member graduating? If so and you would like to hand them their diploma at commencement, please fill out the form and include their information.

Commencement Pickup

Faculty and staff who reserved 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 15 & Thursday, May 16
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
DePaul Center, Concourse Level
1 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604​

June Commencement Pickup Schedule

Wednesday, June 5 & Thursday, June 6
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 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 11 & Wednesday, June 12
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 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

Faculty & Staff Doctoral Hooders

​​​Please review the video below to familiarize yourself with how to hood your students on stage.​​​​​