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Commencement ceremonies set for 2020

A graduate from the Driehaus College of Business celebrates while crossing the commencement stage at Wintrust Arena. (DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)
A graduate from the Driehaus College of Business celebrates while crossing the commencement stage at Wintrust Arena. (DePaul University/Jim Summaria) 
While commencement may be months away, it’s not too early for DePaul’s graduating students and their guests, faculty and staff to start preparing for this exciting event.

The president and interim provost have approved the following schedule for the 2020 commencement ceremonies:

Saturday, May 16, 2020 – The Chicago Theatre
  • 3 p.m.: College of Law
Saturday, June 13, 2020 – Wintrust Arena
  • 8 a.m.: College of Computing and Digital Media and The Theatre School
  • 1 p.m.: College of Communication and College of Education
  • 6 p.m.: College of Science and Health and School of Music
Sunday, June 14, 2020 – Wintrust Arena 
  • 8 a.m.: Driehaus College of Business - undergraduate students only
  • 1 p.m.: Kellstadt Graduate School of Business - graduate students only
  • 6 p.m.: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and School of Continuing and Professional Studies 
Guest Tickets and Regalia

Each graduate who participates in a June ceremony will receive six free, general admission tickets for their guests. In addition, students will have the opportunity to enter a ticket lottery to request a small number of additional tickets beyond their original allotment, based on availability. This information will be available in winter quarter.

Each College of Law graduate will receive 12 free tickets for the May 16 ceremony. Additional tickets may be available depending on availability. More information regarding the on-line ticket registration process, the deadline for requesting additional tickets, and the College of Law’s Commencement Kick Off event in May will be available in the spring semester. 

All graduates will be able to purchase their regalia - cap and gown - for commencement beginning in February 2020. This cost will be between $67 and $125, plus tax, depending on the degree attained. After the ceremony, graduates may keep their regalia. 

More Information

In the winter quarter, students, faculty and staff will receive more information regarding attending commencement. 

In addition, more guidance can be found on the DePaul Commencement website. This site will be updated as the latest information becomes available.