DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > Prepare for 2023 commencement!
By Jessica Peterson /
February 3, 2023 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
Congratulations to our 2023 graduates! You've worked hard to get here and the entire DePaul community is proud of you and looking forward to celebrating with you.
DePaul announced that its 2023 commencement ceremonies will be held at the Chicago Theatre for the College of Law on Saturday, May 20, and Wintrust Arena for the remaining colleges on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11. For those unable to attend commencement in person, a livestream will be available.
Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m.
8 a.m. – Jarvis 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
8 a.m. – Driehaus College of Business (undergraduate only)
1 p.m. – Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
6 p.m. – College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and School of Continuing and Professional Studies
The remainder of this article outlines next steps for graduating students, including key deadlines, student speaker applications, ceremony ticket information and purchasing regalia.
To help students prepare for their upcoming graduation, below is a list of upcoming deadlines and instructions by college:
April 11: Create a (free)
Ticketmaster account to receive your digital tickets, if you don't already have one.
RSVP to reserve tickets.
April 12: Purchase regalia through
May 17-18: Attend Commencement Pickup on campus.
Apply to be your college's student speaker.
April 26: RSVP for your ceremony and reserve tickets in Campus Connect.
April 26: Purchase regalia through
College of Law students who complete their coursework between summer session 2022 and spring semester 2023 are eligible to participate in the 2023 commencement ceremony. Students from all other colleges who complete their coursework between fall 2022 and summer session 2023 may be eligible to participate in the June 2023 commencement ceremonies.
If you missed the February 1 degree conferral deadline, contact your college advisor to apply for graduation.
Graduates participating in the June ceremonies and who want to share an inspiring message or a story about their DePaul journey are welcome to apply to be their college's student speaker by noon (12:00 p.m.) on March 31.
Tickets for commencement at The Chicago Theatre are distributed electronically via
Ticketmaster and the Chicago Theatre app. Graduates and their guests will be given detailed instructions on how to download and transfer tickets closer to the ceremony, and the Office of Academic Events will provide all necessary support to make sure everyone is ready.
For now, please follow the steps below to prepare.
Step 1: Create a Ticketmaster account. (If you have an existing Ticketmaster account, skip to Step 2.)
Create a free Ticketmaster account linked to your mobile phone and DePaul email address.
Step 2: RSVP and reserve your ceremony tickets.
RSVP to attend and reserve tickets by Wednesday, April 12. In the form, you will be asked to provide your Ticketmaster account information, as well as a guide to pronounce your name correctly at the ceremony. RSVP'ing will reserve tickets in your name for the ceremony.
To RSVP to your college's ceremony and reserve tickets, visit Campus Connect and follow this path: Student Homepage > Academic Progress > RSVP for Commencement. Please note the RSVP button will only be visible after you have applied to receive your degree. The deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, April 26. RSVP'ing will reserve tickets in your name for the ceremony, which will be available at Commencement Pickup.
To participate in the ceremonies, regalia is required and can be purchased through
Herff Jones. The deadline to order for the College of Law is Wednesday, April 12. Law regalia includes a cap, gown, tassel and hood. The deadline to order for June ceremonies is Wednesday, April 26. 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.
As ceremony dates near, updates and reminders will be regularly provided through email, Newsline and
DePaul's commencement website. This website contains all the up-to-date information for graduates and their guests. If you have any questions, please reach out to your college's commencement coordinator or email email@example.com.