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Class of 2023 Student Communication

​​Law Ceremony

Dear graduate,

Please accept our heartfelt congratulations on being so close to earning your DePaul degree! We understand you applied to graduate or may be close to earning enough credits to graduate this academic year. This accomplishment truly exemplifies your hard work and perseverance. We are extremely proud of your academic achievements and look forward to celebrating with you at DePaul’s commencement ceremony in May.

On that note, we wanted to share that the 2023 College of Law commencement ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at The Chicago Theatre on Saturday, May 20, 2023.

Tickets

DePaul provides each graduate six free general admission tickets. More information on tickets will be shared during the spring semester in Newsline, via email and on the commencement website.

Purchasing regalia

To participate in your commencement ceremony, a cap and gown are required. DePaul will let you know when you can begin purchasing regalia orders through Herff Jones. College of Law regalia includes a cap, gown, tassel and hood.

The link to order regalia as well as the deadline will be shared during spring semester in Newsline, via email and on the commencement website.

What’s next?

As your graduation approaches, be on the lookout for more important information. In the coming months, we will share details about how to RSVP for the ceremony, reserve guest tickets and order regalia via email, Newsline, on the commencement website, and social media.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email commencement@depaul.edu.

Again, congratulations from all of us at DePaul!

Sincerely,

The Office of Academic Events

*Participating in the commencement ceremony is optional and does not equate to degree completion. It is a student's responsibility to review their Degree Progress Report to ensure they are on track to complete the requirements and verify their completion term. Students may apply for degree conferral in Campus Connect; please be aware that submitting an online application does not guarantee a degree will be granted from DePaul University. Additionally, regardless of participation at commencement, students will not receive a diploma until all outstanding financial obligations have been fulfilled. Students should contact their Academic Advisors and DePaul Central with questions.

Dear Graduate,

Congratulations on being so close to earning your DePaul degree! We understand you applied to graduate this academic year. We are extremely proud of your academic achievements and look forward to celebrating with you at the College of Law ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at The Chicago Theatre, at 11 a.m.

While this is an exciting time, there are many things to do to prepare for your commencement ceremony. The following bulleted list provides upcoming deadlines and details about each of the steps we ask you to complete.

Deadlines and Events
April 11: Create a (free) Ticketmaster account to receive your digital tickets
April 12: RSVP to reserve tickets and purchase regalia
May 17 - 18: Attend Commencement Pickup on Campus

RSVP and reserve your tickets
Tickets for commencement at The Chicago Theatre are distributed electronically via Ticketmaster and the Chicago Theatre app. You and your guests will be given detailed instructions on how to download and transfer tickets closer to the ceremony, and the Office of Academic Events will provide all necessary support to make sure you are ready.

For now, please follow the steps below to prepare.

Step 1: Create a Ticketmaster account
If you have an existing Ticketmaster account, skip to Step 2.
Create a free Ticketmaster account linked to your mobile phone and DePaul email address.

Step 2: RSVP and reserve your ceremony tickets
Each graduate may request up to eight guest tickets, plus a ticket for themselves. RSVP to attend and reserve tickets by Wednesday, April 12.
In the form, you will be asked to provide your Ticketmaster account information, as well as a guide to pronounce your name correctly at the ceremony. RSVP’ing will reserve tickets in your name for the ceremony.

Purchase your regalia
All law graduates will be hooded on stage at the ceremony — an important tradition in your law school journey. To participate in the ceremony, regalia is required and can be purchased through Herff Jones. The deadline to order is Wednesday, April 12.

  • You may choose to have your regalia shipped to your home (shipping fee applies) or to pick up your regalia on campus in May (no shipping fees) at Commencement Pickup. You will be given this option when placing your order.
  • Law regalia includes a cap, gown, tassel and hood. You are welcome to wear additional stoles and organization cords and decorate your cap.
  • Refer to the Cap and Gown page on the commencement website for pricing and additional details.

Attend Commencement Pickup
On Wednesday, May 17, and Thursday, May 18, the College of Law and Academic Events will host the Commencement Pickup event in the DePaul Center Concourse from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mark your calendar and plan to attend one of the dates. You should plan to spend about 30 minutes at the event and can drop by as your schedule allows.

At pickup, you will receive your reader card (the card used to read your name on stage); pick up your regalia if you have selected the Ship to Campus option; have formal pictures in regalia taken by GradImages; and check in with your Law Alumni and Career Offices.

Questions
As the ceremony date draws near, we will regularly share updates and reminders via your DePaul email, in Newsline and on DePaul’s commencement website. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please reach out to lawevents@depaul.edu or email us at commencement@depaul.edu

The entire DePaul community looks forward to celebrating with you this May!

Sincerely,

The Office of Academic Events

 

*Participating in the commencement ceremony is optional and does not equate to degree completion. It is a student's responsibility to review their Degree Progress Report to ensure they are on track to complete the requirements and verify their completion term. Students may apply for degree conferral in Campus Connect; please be aware that submitting an online application does not guarantee a degree will be granted from DePaul University. Additionally, regardless of participation at commencement, students will not receive a diploma until all outstanding financial obligations have been fulfilled. Students should contact their Academic Advisors and DePaul Central with questions.

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June Ceremonies

Dear graduate,

Please accept our heartfelt congratulations on being so close to earning your DePaul degree! We understand you applied to graduate or may be close to earning enough credits to graduate this academic year. This accomplishment truly exemplifies your hard work and perseverance. We are extremely proud of your academic achievements and look forward to celebrating with you at DePaul’s commencement ceremony in June.

On that note, we wanted to share the 2023 commencement ceremony dates and times, so that you, your family and friends can begin planning now for this milestone event.

Ceremony dates and times

Saturday, June 10, 2023 at the Wintrust Arena

  • 8-10:30 a.m.: Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media and The Theatre School
  • 1-3:30 p.m.: College of Communication and the College of Education
  • 6-8:30 p.m.: College of Science and Health and the School of Music

Sunday, June 11, 2023 at the Wintrust Arena

  • 8-10:30 a.m.: Driehaus College of Business (undergraduate only)
  • 1-3:30 p.m.: Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
  • 6-8:30 p.m.: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Tickets

DePaul provides each graduate six free general admission tickets. More information on tickets will be shared during the winter quarter in Newsline, via email and on the commencement website.

Purchasing regalia

To participate in your commencement ceremony, a cap and gown are required. DePaul will let you know when you can begin purchasing regalia orders through Herff Jones. Bachelor's degree regalia includes a cap, gown, tassel and red stole. Master's and doctoral degree regalia includes a cap, gown, tassel and hood.

The link to order regalia as well as the deadline will be shared during the winter quarter in Newsline, via email and on the commencement website.

What’s next?

As your graduation approaches, be on the lookout for more important information. In the coming months, we will share details about tickets, how to apply to serve as your ceremony’s student speaker and how to order regalia via email, Newsline, on the commencement website, and social media.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please reach out to your college's commencement coordinator (bottom of the page) or email commencement@depaul.edu

Again, congratulations from all of us at DePaul!

Sincerely,

The Office of Academic Events


*Participating in the commencement ceremony is optional and does not equate to degree completion. It is a student's responsibility to review their Degree Progress Report to ensure they are on track to complete the requirements and verify their completion term. Students may apply for degree conferral in Campus Connect; please be aware that submitting an online application does not guarantee a degree will be granted from DePaul University. Additionally, regardless of participation at commencement, students will not receive a diploma until all outstanding financial obligations have been fulfilled. Students should contact their Academic Advisors and DePaul Central with questions.

Dear Graduate,

Congratulations on being so close to earning your DePaul degree! We understand you applied to graduate this academic year. We are very proud of your academic achievements and look forward to celebrating this special milestone with you at DePaul’s commencement ceremonies in June.

Deadlines and To Do’s
While this is an exciting time, there are many things to do to prepare for your commencement ceremony (see schedule below). The following bulleted list provides upcoming deadlines, and below that you will find details about each of the steps that students must complete.

  • March 31: Apply to be your ceremony’s student speaker
  • April 26: RSVP for your ceremony, and reserve tickets in Campus Connect
  • April 26: Purchase regalia through Herff Jones

Tell your story by speaking at the ceremony
Do you have an inspiring or encouraging message? Or do you want to share your experiences and insight? You are welcome to apply to be your college’s student speaker by noon (12 p.m.) on Friday, March 31. When you click the apply link, you will see information about how to apply, application criteria and suggestions to help tell your DePaul story.

Be sure to RSVP and reserve your ceremony tickets
You will receive six tickets for your ceremony in June. To RSVP to your college’s ceremony and reserve tickets, visit Campus Connect and follow this path: Student Homepage > Academic Progress > RSVP for Commencement. Please note the RSVP button will only be visible after you have applied to receive your degree. The deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, April 26.

  • By RSVPing, you are reserving six tickets for your ceremony. You will be able to pick up your tickets at Commencement Pickup. More information about the pickup event will be shared with you in spring quarter.

Want to share tickets or need additional tickets?
If you will not use all your allotted tickets, you may share them with friends and other graduating students. Please remember that tickets may not be sold, and all tickets are free.

If you would like to enter the lottery to receive additional tickets from the unclaimed ticket pool, use this form by Wednesday, April 26. You will be notified of the lottery results in early May. If selected, you may collect the additional tickets at the pickup event.

Purchase your regalia
To participate in your commencement ceremony, we do require you to wear regalia, which can be purchased through Herff Jones. The deadline to order is Wednesday, April 26.

  • You may choose to have your regalia shipped to your home (shipping fee applies) or to pick up your regalia on campus at Commencement Pickup (no shipping fees). You will be given this option when placing your order.
  • Bachelor’s degree regalia includes a cap, gown, tassel and red stole. Master’s and doctoral degree regalia includes a cap, gown, tassel and hood. You are welcome to wear additional stoles and organization cords and decorate your cap for the ceremony.
  • Refer to the Cap and Gown page on the commencement website for pricing and additional details.

Remember, academic regalia is an important part of the commencement experience. From your tassel color to your robes, your cap and gown reflect the degree you earned—and also make for excellent photos with your family and friends.

Questions
As the ceremony dates near, we will regularly provide updates and reminders via your DePaul email, in Newsline and on DePaul’s commencement website.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please reach out to your college's commencement coordinator (bottom of the page) or email commencement@depaul.edu.

The entire DePaul community looks forward to celebrating with you this June!

Sincerely,

The Office of Academic Events

 


 

DePaul University 2023 June Commencement Schedule
Saturday, June 10, 2023 at the Wintrust Arena

  • 8-10:30 a.m.: Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media and The Theatre School
  • 1-3:30 p.m.: College of Communication and the College of Education
  • 6-8:30 p.m.: College of Science and Health and the School of Music

Sunday, June 11, 2023 at the Wintrust Arena

  • 8-10:30 a.m.: Driehaus College of Business (undergraduate only)
  • 1-3:30 p.m.: Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
  • 6-8:30 p.m.: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies

 

*Participating in the commencement ceremony is optional and does not equate to degree completion. It is a student's responsibility to review their Degree Progress Report to ensure they are on track to complete the requirements and verify their completion term. Students may apply for degree conferral in Campus Connect; please be aware that submitting an online application does not guarantee a degree will be granted from DePaul University. Additionally, regardless of participation at commencement, students will not receive a diploma until all outstanding financial obligations have been fulfilled. Students should contact their Academic Advisors and DePaul Central with questions.

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