Commencement > Tickets


Three students stand at commencement
When DePaul moved commencement to Wintrust Arena, the university realized that benefits of Wintrust's city location and new amenities would also require some adjustments to the way we stage commencement, including instituting a ticketing system. 

Free general admission tickets will be required for all commencement ceremonies held in the Wintrust Arena. Please read all information regarding tickets within this section to ensure that family and friends are informed in advance of commencement day. 

​Ticket Distribution

​Students have two opportunities to pick up tickets: Early Ticket Pickup on April 15-16, and the Commencement Kick Off Event​ on June 5-6 or 10-11. 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 Kick Off Event.

Tickets will be required for anyone sitting in a seat. All children three feet and taller must have a ticket (as enforced by the Wintrust Arena). If children are sitting in someone's lap, they do not need a ticket. 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.

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.

A live webcast of all ceremonies will be available at this website​ beginning at the starting time for each ceremony for those who are unable to attend.

Tickets allotted by College:

Saturday, May 18, 2019

  • College of Law
    No tickets required for this ceremony
Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • College of Computing and Digital Media and The Theatre School 
    Tickets per graduate: 6

  • College of Communication and the College of Education
    Tickets per graduate: 6
  • College of Science and Health​ and the School of Music
    ​Tickets per graduate: 6
Sunday, June 16, 2019
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the School for New Learning
    Tickets per graduate: 6
  •  Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
    ​Tickets per graduate: 6
  • Driehaus College of Business
    ​Tickets per graduate: 6