DePaul University College of LAS > Student Resources > Graduate Student Support > Commencement


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
  1. Review your personal information for accuracy in Campus Connect. Check your diploma address to ensure that your diploma will be mailed to the correct location. If you need to update your name, please fill out the Personal Information Change Request through the University Registrar. 

  2. Students must successfully apply for degree conferral in order to participate in the ceremony. Anyone without an active application cannot participate in the commencement ceremony. To apply for degree conferral, select "Apply for Graduation" in the drop down menu under the Student Center tab in Campus Connect. 

  3. After you have applied for degree conferral, order your cap and gown from the Herff Jones website​. The ordering site will go live during Winter Quarter, and Graduate Student Services will email all eligible students instructions on how to reserve a cap and gown. Follow the cap and gown ordering process all the way through the Herff Jones website until you receive a confirmation page.  

If you have any questions, please contact the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences - Graduate Student Services at (773) 325-4008 or LASGraduateOffice@depaul.eduReview additional commencement information on the Commencement website.​

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