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Directions, Parking & Hotels

Wintrust Arena - Brian Fritz Photography

Directio​ns &​ Parking

All ceremonies (except ​for the College of Law) will be held at Wintrust Arena, located at 200 E. Cermak Road, Chicago, IL 60616​.  

Because paid parking in the area is highly limited, we encourage you and your guests to use public transportation or taxi/rideshare options. Wintrust Arena is accessible by city bus and elevated train. 

Lot A is located 2301 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616 (8' height clearance) . The parking rate is $23 for up to 16 hours and $36 for 16 to 24 hours. There are no in-and-out privileges. Overnight parking is available. Lost tickets will pay the $36 (overnight) fee per day. Please be aware that we expect Parking Lot A to reach capacity quickly.


​DePaul has arranged discounted rates with various hotels throughout Chicago.  Visit the Demon Discounts website for a complete list.

For hotels in the immediate vicinity of the Wintrust Arena, please see the Marriot Marquis Chicago and the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place​​.​