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Save the date for Academic Convocation


Academic Convocation
A procession of DePaul faculty and staff through the Lincoln Park Quad marks the beginning of the new school year during Academic Convocation. (DePaul University/Randall Spriggs)

To welcome back our community and to kick off the 2022-23 academic year, the university will host Academic Convocation and a Welcome Back Celebration for all faculty and staff on Thursday, Sept. 1.   


Faculty and staff are cordially invited to attend Academic Convocation on Thursday, Sept. 1, in the St. Vincent de Paul Church at 1010 W. Webster Ave. on the Lincoln Park Campus. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to dress in academic regalia and to participate in the academic procession from the Quad to the Church. The deadline to reserve regalia is Friday, July 29. All orders for academic regalia must be submitted by this date; no online orders will be accepted after July 29 at 5 p.m.

Regalia distribution will take place on the Lincoln Park Quad on Sept. 1 between 9 – 10 a.m., with the procession to the church beginning at approximately 10:15 a.m. If you are planning to attend but are not participating in the procession, please plan to arrive at the church by 10:15 a.m. to find a seat.

Welcome Back Celebration

Join colleagues for music, fun, games and food at the Welcome Back Celebration hosted on the Lincoln Park Quad immediately after Convocation. The event will take place from 12 - 3 p.m.

Offices that support students or vital campus services should make plans for staffing during the event. Vice presidents, deans and directors will determine which departments must remain open and coordinate hours and staffing as necessary.

This event is open to DePaul faculty and staff only. All participants must provide a valid ID to attend. Faculty and staff do not have to attend Convocation to participate in the Welcome Back Celebration.

Register for Convocation and the Welcome Back Celebration here.

For more information about Convocation, please visit the Convocation webpage. If you have questions about Convocation, please email

For more information about the Welcome Back Celebration, please visit the Events webpage. If you have questions about the celebration, please email