DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > Graduating students: Prepare for your commencement ceremony
By Office of Academic Events /
March 11, 2022 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
COVID-19 safety guidelines update
DePaul is continuing to monitor COVID-19 conditions in the city, and guidance from local, state and federal public health groups. Updated information for the commencement ceremonies and any changes to COVID-19 protocol will be communicated after the start of Spring Quarter on the commencement website, in Newsline and in emails.
To help you prepare for your in-person graduation ceremony, review the upcoming deadlines and instructions below.
Student speaker applications
Do you have an inspiring message to share with your classmates? Graduates participating in the June ceremonies are welcome to apply to be their college's student speaker by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 25.
RSVP and reserve ceremony tickets
Each graduate will receive six tickets for their in-person ceremony. Graduates must have already applied for degree conferral to reserve tickets. College of Law graduates must RSVP by Wednesday, April 13, through Eventbrite.
To participate in the ceremonies, regalia is required and can be purchased through Herff Jones. The deadline to order is April 13 for the College of Law and April 27 for the June ceremonies. Bachelor’s degree regalia includes a tam, gown, tassel and red stole. Master’s and doctoral degree regalia includes a tam, gown, tassel and hood.
If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to your college's commencement coordinator or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Participating in the commencement ceremony is optional and does not equate to degree completion. In some cases, students may be eligible to walk in the ceremony before completing all academic requirements. It is a student's responsibility to review their Degree Progress Report to ensure they are on track to complete the requirements and verify their completion term. Students may apply for degree conferral in Campus Connect; please be aware submitting an online application does not guarantee a degree will be granted from DePaul University. Additionally, regardless of participation at commencement, students will not receive a diploma until all outstanding financial obligations have been fulfilled. Students should contact their Academic Advisors and DePaul Central with questions.