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Commencement update: Change to the ticketing process and more news

2016 graduates
Graduates prepare to participate in a 2016 commencement ceremony. (DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)
In response to concerns from the Student Government Association and other students, DePaul is adjusting the process of distributing commencement tickets to allow graduates an earlier time period in which they can try to secure additional tickets.

Next month, University Events will hold Early Ticket Pickup on both campuses for students to obtain their allotted tickets and, if they so choose, to release any tickets they know they will not use. All students are welcome to attend either pick up event.

Early Ticket Pickup

Monday, April 16
8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Lincoln Park Student Center - Atrium
2250 N. Sheffield Ave.

Tuesday, April 17
8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
DePaul Center - 11th Floor Gallery Lounge Area
‚Äč1 E. Jackson Blvd.

To receive additional tickets released at these events, students will be given the opportunity to enter a lottery. Instructions for the lottery will be shared in the coming weeks.

By early May, University Events will share the results with those who entered. Check the DePaul Commencement website for more details.

Tickets also will be available for pick up at the Commencement Kick Off Event on June 4-7. Cap and gown pick up occurs exclusively at the Commencement Kick Off Event.

Once students have their tickets, they are highly encouraged to keep close track of them. Lost tickets will not be replaced.

Other news:
  • Want to be a student speaker at your commencement ceremony? Applications open March 26 and close April 20. See the DePaul Commencement website to learn more.
  • Cap and gown ordering remains open until April 6 for graduates attending the June ceremonies. The ordering deadline for Law was March 12.
  • Please familiarize yourself with Wintrust Arena's strict bag and purse policy and share the info with your guests well in advance of commencement day. Anyone carrying a bag or purse that does not comply with the policy will not be allowed inside. In addition, bag check will not be available.