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Commencement Tickets

(DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)
All graduating students are allotted 6 tickets. 
Commencement tickets are required for all the commencement ceremonies held at the Wintrust Arena. Graduating students do not need a ticket. Once you have your tickets, please keep close track of them. Students who lose their tickets will not be given replacements. 

All tickets are general admission. All children three feet and taller must have a ticket (as enforced by the Wintrust Arena). If a child can sit on someone's lap, they do not need a ticket. 

Students 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. 

Students have two opportunities to pick up tickets: Early Ticket Pickup and the Commencement Kickoff Event. Students are encouraged to attend one of these events to ensure they receive their tickets in advance of commencement weekend. Please note, cap and gown pick up is exclusively at the Commencement Kickoff Event.

For questions regarding Early Ticket Pickup Event,  please email us.

Ticket Lottery

The Ticket Lottery will open in late Winter Quarter. If you receive tickets via the lottery, you may pick up your tickets at one of these locations. For either option, you will be required to show your DePaul ID to obtain your tickets. ​

  1. Commencement Kickoff Events in June. These events will be your opportunity to pick up your original allotment of tickets (if you missed Early Ticket Pickup), your additional two tickets (if you win the lottery), and your cap and gown. Visit the Commencement Kickoff Event for time and location information.
  2. Wintrust Arena Box Office at 200 E. Cermak Road on the day of your school or college commencement ceremony. Your tickets will be available prior to the start of your ceremony on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14 at the Wintrust Box Office.

Wintrust Box Office

All tickets that are not picked up at Commencement Kickoff will be taken to the Wintrust Arena Box Office. If you need to leave your tickets at the Wintrust Arena Box Office under a name other than yours, email us​ , no later than Wednesday, May 27. Unfortunately, requests after this date will not be accepted.

Box Office Hours
Saturday, June 13
7:00 a.m.6:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 14
7:00 a.m.6:30 p.m.