Commencement > For Students > Apply to Graduate

Apply to Graduate

(DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)
Step 1: Apply for Degree Conferral

Degree conferral is the completion of your academic requirements and the awarding of your degree. To be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony you must first apply for degree conferral in Campus Connect

For deadline dates and more information on how to apply please follow the instructions available from DePaul Central. For further questions please contact DePaul Central at 312-362-8610 or 

Step 2: RSVP by April 9 to Attend Commencement - June Ceremonies

Once you have applied for degree conferral, you are eligible to RSVP to attend commencement via Campus Connect.  In Campus Connect, follow this navigation: Student Homepage > Academic Progress > RSVP for Commencement*. This link will not appear until you have applied for degree conferral (see Step 1 above). 

Name Pronunciation 

In the application you will be asked to provide instructions on how to pronounce your name. If you need assistance, we recommend using this website: NameShouts. Note, the site allows a minimal number of name searches before asking you to sign up. 

*The RSVP for commencement opens February 1, 2020.

Step 3: Purchase your Cap and Gown

After you submit your RSVP in Step 2 (see above), a link to the DePaul Bookstore​ ordering site will automatically pop up. You are not able to purchase your cap and gown until you indicate you will attend the June ceremony. The deadline to purchase your Cap and Gown is April 9, 2020.