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Cap & Gown

The RSVP and regalia ordering are now closed. If you would like to still participate in commencement, please contact ​your college's commencement coordinator.​

​​Cap & Gown Purchasing

The prices for the regalia packages are:
  • ​Bachelor Package $66.98 plus tax
  • Master Package $100.98 plus tax
  • Doctor Package $124.98 plus tax
Regalia must be purchased through Herff Jones​​. Graduates can opt to have regalia shipped to campus (for free) or shipped home (for a fee). Regalia shipped to campus must be picked up at the Commencement Pickup event for your college. See below for the Commencement Pickup schedule. Please be aware that tickets and reader card will not be shipped to students who opt to have regalia shipped.

After the ceremony, students may keep their cap and gown. Our vendor uses environmentally-friendly fabric to manufacture DePaul's regalia packages. ​

Cap & Gown Appearance​

DePaul Robes 
Regalia style corresponds with the degree level and type. For a list of DePaul's degree colors used for tassels and/or hood trim, please visit the Academic Dress page​. Students are allowed to decorate their cap. Stoles and cords may be worn and are given by some colleges or honor societies. Please inquire with your college or honor society if they offer materials for graduation. Additional stoles and cords are available for purchase through Herff Jones​

Commencement Pickup Event  

At Commencement Pickup, you will receive important information needed for commencement day:
  • Get involved with Career Services and Alumni Relations.
    • Learn how to obtain a legacy cord.
  • ​Meet with your College Representative to obtain your reader card and day of ceremony details.
  • Pick up your guest tickets (except for Law)
  • Pick up your cap and gown (if you chose the campus pickup option upon ordering).
  • Purchase diploma frames, alumni gear, graduation stoles and other gifts from the DePaul University Bookstore
  • Get your photo taken by ​GradImages. If you had your cap and gown shipped to your home,​ remember to bring it with you for photos. A diploma cover prop will be available at the photo shoot.

Commencement Pickup Schedule ​

​Law​ Commencement Pickup

​Wednesday, May 15 & Thursday, May 16
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
DePaul Center, Concourse Level
1 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604

June Commencement Pickup

​Wednesday, June 5 & Thursday, June 6
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
DePaul Center, Concourse Level
1 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604
    • College of Communication
    • Driehaus College of Business
    • Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media
    • Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
    • School of Continuing and Professional Studies​
Tuesday, June 11 & Wednesday, June 12
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Lincoln Park Student Center, 120AB
2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
    • ​College of Education
    • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
    • College of Science and Health
    • School of Music
    • The Theatre School

Doctoral Hooding

All law and doctoral students will be hooded on stage. Please review the video below to familiarize yourself with how you will be hooded on stage.