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Cap & Gown

PhD graduate receives her hood on stage at commencement.
Purchasing Your Cap and Gown

For many years, DePaul has been one of the few universities in the country that paid the costs of students’ commencement regalia. Beginning this year, however, students will pay to purchase their own regalia for the ceremonies. 

This cost will be:
  • Undergraduate students $67 plus tax
  • Graduate students $101 plus tax
  • Doctoral students​ $125 plus tax
After the ceremony, students may keep the regalia. The university has negotiated prices that are in line with, or below, what students at DePaul’s peer institutions pay. Our vendor manufactures the regalia from environmentally friendly fabric. Unlike most universities, DePaul does not charge students a graduation fee.

The link to purchase your cap and gown will be open in the winter quarter. 

Commencement Kick Off ​

At Commencement Kick Off you will receive important information needed for commencement day.  Most importantly this is when students will need to pick-u​p their commencement tickets​ and cap and gown

A full schedule with dates, times an​d locations is listed below.   

Many important university partners will also be available to ensure you have everything you need for your ceremony. This will include representatives from each College, Alumni Relations and Career Services. GradImages​ will be on site during Kick Off to allow graduates to take pictures in their cap and gown.

If you are not able to make the kick off event yourself, it’s critical that you please provide a friend with​ your student ID number and they can pick up all of your items on your behalf. Please note that lunchtime is busiest, so plan accordingly. 

Commencement Kick Off Schedule

Wednesday, May 15 and ​​​​​Thursday, May 16, 2019
​DePaul Center Concourse
1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • College of Law
Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6, 2019
DePaul Center Concourse
1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 6​0604
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • College of Computing and Digital Media
  • College of Communication
  • School for New Learning
  • Driehaus College of Business
  • Kellstadt Graduate School of Business​
Monday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Lincoln Park Student Center 120 A & B
2250 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • College of Education
  • School of Music
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • College of Science and Health

Monday, June 10 through Thursday, June 13, 2019
The Theatre School
 Room 512
2350 N. Racine Ave. C​hicago, IL 60604
10:00 a.m. -​ 4:00 p.m.

  • ​The Theatre School

For questions regarding the Theatre School cap and gown pick up, contact Jeanne Williams at (312) 362-8610 or​.​