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Save the date: DePaul announces 2024 commencement ceremony schedule

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(Photo by Thomas Vangel)

DePaul University is proud to announce the schedule for the upcoming commencement ceremonies for the 2023-2024 academic year. We look forward to celebrating the many achievements of our graduates during this joyous time!

The College of Law commencement ceremony will be held at The Chicago Theatre. All other college ceremonies will be held at Wintrust Arena.

Detailed information about commencement will be sent to all eligible graduates on February 2. Please also visit the commencement website for the most up-to-date information.

Ceremony Schedule

Saturday, May 18, 2024 
  • ​College of Law
    11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 a.m.)

Saturday, June 15, 2024 

  • ​Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media
    8:00 – 10:30 a.m. (Doors open at 7:00 a.m.)

  • ​College of Communication and the College of Education
    1:00 – 3:30 p.m. (Doors open at 12:00 p.m.)

  • ​College of Science and Health, School of Music, and The Theatre School
    6:00 – 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:00 p.m.)

Sunday, June 16, 2024

  • Driehaus College of Business (undergraduate only)
    8:00 – 10:30 a.m. (Doors open at 7:00 a.m.)
  • ​Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
    1:00 – 3:30 p.m. (Doors open at 12:00 p.m.)
  • ​College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies
    6:00 – 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:00 p.m.)
DePaul provides each graduating student free general admission tickets. The number of tickets is determined by the expected graduates in attendance. More information regarding ticket quantities and a chance to enter the lottery for additional unclaimed guest tickets will be shared during the winter quarter. 


To participate in your commencement ceremony, a cap and gown are required. The Herff Jones ordering site will launch on February 2. Bachelor's degree regalia includes a cap, gown, tassel, and red stole. Master's and doctoral degree regalia includes a cap, gown, tassel, and hood.

Commencement Student Speaker  

The submission form to apply to be the commencement student speaker for your ceremony will launch on February 2. Until then, please consider applying. This is a great opportunity to speak on behalf of the Class of 2024 and to share what it means to be a Blue Demon.

What’s next?

As your graduation approaches, be on the lookout for more important information. The Office of University Events will share details about tickets, regalia ordering, and the student speaker application via email to all eligible graduates and the commencement website. 

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please reach out to your college's commencement coordinator or email

*Participating in the commencement ceremony is optional and does not equate to degree completion. It is a student's responsibility to review their Degree Progress Report to ensure they are on track to complete the requirements and verify their completion term. Students may apply for degree conferral in Campus Connect; please be aware that submitting an online application does not guarantee a degree will be granted from DePaul University. Additionally, regardless of participation at commencement, students will not receive a diploma until all outstanding financial obligations have been fulfilled. Students should contact their Academic Advisors and DePaul Central with questions.