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Commencement is the ceremony which takes place only once per
academic year in June. It allows graduates and their families to
celebrate their achievement. As part of this rite of passage, the
accomplishment and contribution to the DePaul learning community is
recognized. Visit the Commencement website for specific details regarding commencement.
Steps Toward Commencement
The most important step is to successfully apply for degree conferral
in order to participate in the ceremony. Anyone without an active
application cannot RSVP or participate in the commencement ceremony. As a
result, your name will be removed from our list upon application
withdrawal or deletion.
After you have applied for degree conferral, order your cap and gown from the Herff Jones website.
Follow the cap and gown ordering process all the way through the
Herff Jones website until you receive a confirmation page. Make sure to
select LAS Graduate College Program and the correct ceremony date/time.
Please verify your degree and program for the record. (For example, a
Master of Public Administration and Masters of Social Work). Information
about commencement will be required when ordering and picking up your
regalia. If you have any questions, please contact the Liberal Arts and
Social Sciences Graduate College Office at (773) 325-4008 or LASGraduateOffice@depaul.edu
- Review additional commencement information online via the Commencement website.
Cap and Gown Distribution
The distribution of caps and gowns is generally held the second
Monday and Tuesday of the month in June, on the Lincoln Park Campus from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You must pick up your cap and gown on campus prior to
commencement. If you will be unable to pick up your cap and gown in
person, you may send a designee with a letter indicating your
permission. Please include your name, student ID number and degree program. Keep in mind
that lunch hour is the busiest distribution time.
View Graduate Course Catalog