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Cap & Gown

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

The cap and gown deadline has now passed.

Order Deadlines 

College of Law - March 12th
June ceremonies - April 27th

While the deadline for reserving a cap and gown has passed, students who have not yet placed an order still can participate in their college's ceremony. Simply attend one of the Commencement Kick Off Events​ on June 4-7 and tell an attendant at the cap and gown pickup station that you would like to attend commencement but did not reserve a cap and gown. You can also pick up your allotment of graduation tickets (for your guests) at these events.

Picking Up Your​ Cap and Gown

Cap and gowns are picked up during DePaul’s Commencement Kick-Off Event. This event takes place the week before commencement. A full schedule with dates, times an​d locations is listed below.   

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. If you have any issues with your cap and gown after pick up, please bring it to either the DePaul Loop Bookstore or DePaul Lincoln Park Bookstore so it can be exchanged. The bookstores can be contacted at​or (312) 362-8792.

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 9 and ​​​​​Thursday, May 10, 2018
​DePaul Center Concourse
1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • College of Law
Monday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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
Wednesday, June 6 and Thursday, June 7, 2018
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 4 through Thursday, June 7, 2018
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​.​

Returning Your​ Cap and Gown

Your gown must be returned prior to exiting the Arena. Drop-off bins will be available as you exit the Arena. 

* Undergraduates may keep their cap and tassel
* Graduate students may keep their tassel
* All graduates may keep any honor cords and stoles