Commencement > Commencement Day > Directions, Parking & Hotels

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. Please be aware that we expect Parking Lot A to reach capacity quickly. As alternatives, the following options are available:

Lot A - 2301 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616 (8' height clearance) is a six-level garage with 2,100 parking spaces located on Martin Luther King Drive, adjacent to McCormick Place's West Building. Covered walkways from Lot A leading directly into McCormick Place, Wintrust Arena, Marriott Marquis and Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel also provide added convenience. The parking rate is $23 for up to 16 hours and $36 for 16-24 hours. There are no in-and-out priveleges. Overnight parking is available in Lot A only. Lost tickets will pay the $36 (overnight) fee per day.

Lot B - 3050 S. Moe Drive, Chicago, IL 60616 (also known as 31st Street Lot) is an outdoor surface parking lot located at 31st Street near Lake Shore Drive South and Moe Drive. It holds over 1,800 vehicles. The parking rate is a flat fee of $15 per day with no in-and-out privileges. This parking lot is open throughout event hours. Overnight parking is not available. 

A complimentary shuttle will run Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Lot C - Fort Dearborn Drive, Chicago, IL 60616​ (6'4" height clearance) is an underground garage with 1,900 parking spaces and is located on Fr. Dearborn Drive, adjacent to the Lakeside Center. The parking rate is a flat fee of $23 per day with no in-and-out privileges. This parking lot is open throughout event hours. Overnight parking is not available. Credit cards are accepted at the parking pay stations. Please allow extra time if you plan to utilize this garage as it includes a significant walk.

Map of parking lots near Wintrust Arena

The College of Law ceremony will be held at the McCormick Place Grand Ballroom, located at 2301 S. King Dr. Chicago, IL 60616​. Additional information can be found below.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ho​tels

​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​​.​
 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​