While commencement may be months away, it's not too early for DePaul's graduating students, their guests and faculty to start preparing.
The provost and president have approved the following schedule for the 2019
commencement ceremonies. The various college and school ceremony pairings maximize the number of guest tickets per student and standardize the length of each ceremony.
Saturday or Sunday, May 18-19, 2019
- College of Law (Law students and faculty will be
notified when the ceremony date, time and location are finalized.)
Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Wintrust Arena, 200 East
- 8 a.m.: College of Computing and Digital Media
and The Theatre School
- 1 p.m.: College of Communication and College of
- 6 p.m.: College of Science and Health and School
Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Wintrust Arena, 200 East Cermak
- 8 a.m.: College of Liberal Arts and Social
Sciences and School for New Learning
- 1 p.m.: Driehaus College of Business (Kellstadt
graduate students only)
- 6 p.m.: Driehaus College of Business
(undergraduate students only)
Business—the college with the most graduates—will hold
separate ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate students to shorten the
overall length of the ceremony per group. Faculty in that college will receive
instructions in February on how to RSVP to the ceremony of their choice.
As DePaul did last year and as many universities do, DePaul’s
June graduates will be given a set number of free, general admission tickets
for their guests. Each graduate who participates in a June ceremony will receive six guest tickets.
In addition, the university is working to create a process
by which students can request additional tickets beyond their original
allotment based on availability. The Office of University Events will share
more information about this with graduating students in Winter Quarter.
Purchasing a Cap and
many years, DePaul has been one of the few universities in the country that
paid the costs of students’ commencement regalia.
this year, however, students will pay to purchase their own regalia for the
ceremonies. This cost before tax will be $67 for undergraduate students; $101 for graduate students; and $125 for PhD students. After the ceremony, students may keep this regalia.
The university has negotiated prices that are in line with, or below, what students at DePaul’s peer institutions pay. Our
vendor manufactures the regalia from environmentally friendly fabric. Unlike
most universities, DePaul does not charge students a graduation fee.
Students and faculty will receive more information in Winter
Quarter about planning to attend commencement.
In addition, more guidance can be found on the DePaul
Commencement website. This site will be updated as the latest
information becomes available.