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Directions, Transportation & Hotels

All ceremonies (except for the College of Law) will be held at Wintrust Arena, located at 200 E. Cermak Road, Chicago, IL 60616​.

Parking & Rates

Lot A is located 2301 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616 (8' height clearance) . The parking rate is $23 for up to 16 hours and $36 for 16 to 24 hours. There are no in-and-out privileges. Overnight parking is available. Lost tickets will pay the $36 (overnight) fee per day. Please be aware that we expect Parking Lot A to reach capacity quickly.
Because paid parking in the area is highly limited, we encourage you and your guests to use public transportation or taxi/rideshare options. Wintrust Arena is accessible by city bus and elevated train. 

For hotels in the immediate vicinity of the Wintrust Arena, please see the Marriot Marquis Chicago and the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.

DePaul has arranged discounted rates with various hotels throughout Chicago.  Visit the Demon Discounts​ website for a complete list.