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It’s Blue Demon/125th anniversary week!

Banners signify DePaul's celebration of 125 years of educating Chicagoans
Banners along the Lincoln Park Campus Quad walkway signify DePaul's celebration of 125 years of educating Chicagoans. (DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)

Join your friends and colleagues at one or more events for DePaul’s 125th anniversary and Blue Demon Week, where we celebrate what it means to be a Blue Demon! A series of special events and activities are planned to allow students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members celebrate their connections to DePaul and Chicago.

DePaul Day, Jan. 25

Wednesday — DePaul Day! — is the big day, and the Lincoln Park Student Center will be jumping. Visit one or more of the activities taking place:

  • Blue Demon Challenge Central Kickoff, which jump-starts DePaul’s one-day fundraising challenge.
  • Celebrate 125, with balloon and caricature artists, a magician and more!
  • Foundation Day, where you can make a mission bracelet and grab a root beer float.
  • Blue Demon Bingo, where students can win Blue Demon-themed prizes.
  • Pasta Dinner, where DePaul faculty, staff and administrators will serve students a free pasta meal and everyone will enjoy live performances.

Stop by to celebrate and get some free food, free stuff and entertainment! Other events will be taking place all week. See a full list of 125 events here and see Blue Demon Week events here.

Chicago’s skyline in DePaul blue

Buildings that make up Chicago’s iconic skyline, including Willis Tower and Soldier Field, and buildings on the Lincoln Park campus, will be illuminated in Blue Demon colors at points during the week, with most buildings lit on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Snap some pictures and share them on social media: #DePaul125 #BDW2023 #BlueDemonChallenge

Go Blue Demons!

Wrap it all up with the men’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Wintrust Arena. The DePaul community will get $10 off each ticket. Visit, and use promo code BDD23.

Be sure to show your pride by wearing your best DePaul blue on campus all week, too!

The milestone of our 125th anniversary is a chance for everyone — alumni, faculty, staff, students and our community members — to celebrate their connections to DePaul and the city. Come out and celebrate!