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Commencement Tickets

(DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)
Each graduate will receive 6 guest tickets. In order for graduates to obtain tickets, graduates must RSVP for commencement and purchase cap and gown. Graduates will have two opportunity to pickup tickets: Early Ticket Pickup and the Commencement Kickoff Event. 

Graduates are encouraged to attend one of these events to ensure they receive their tickets in advance of commencement weekend. Graduates who lose their tickets will not be given replacements. ​​

If you unable to attend either Early Ticket Pickup or Commencement Kickoff you can send a friend or family member on your behalf. Please note, cap and gown pick up is exclusively at the Commencement Kickoff Event.

Guest Ticket Information

  • All guest must have a ticket to gain entry to any ceremony held at the Wintrust Arena. 
  • Children under 32 inches in height do not need a ticket to enter the arena. The adult will be allowed to have one child sit on his/her lap.​
  • Graduates do not need a ticket.

Extra Tickets

Graduates are encouraged to share excess tickets with fellow classmates. However, students may not sell such tickets in an attempt to profit from this celebratory event. ​

There will be a Ticket Lottery for those in need of more tickets. Graduates will receive an email with instructions on how to enter the Ticket Lottery after the Early Ticket Pickup Event has passed. If you receive tickets via the lottery, you may pick up your tickets at the Commencement Kickoff Event.