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 Towards Commencement
In order to participate in the commencement ceremony, you must
successfully apply for degree conferral. If you do not have an active
degree conferral application, you cannot RSVP or participate in the
To RSVP for the ceremony via Campus Connect, go to Self Service
> Degree Progress/Graduation > Commencement RSVP, click Continue and then RSVP. You may update your response and/or the
number of guests attending the ceremony at any time. Remember to submit
the form when completed. The RSVP link will be available in February.
Once you have submitted your ceremony RSVP, immediately select the Herff Jones link to order your cap and gown.
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 Undergraduate College Program and the correct ceremony
date/time. If you have any questions, please contact the Liberal Arts
and Social Sciences Undergraduate College Office at (773) 325-7310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Follow us on Twitter for important degree conferral and commencement ceremony related updates.
- Review additional commencement information online via the Commencement website.
Successfully completing all degree conferral and commencement steps
ensures that your name will appear on our list of ceremony participants.
The Commencement website
is a great resource that includes information on guest parking and how
to RSVP for graduation festivities on campus. The website also includes
an application for those interested in being the commencement student
Almost Alumni Fair
The Almost Alumni Fair is an annual event held each year in March by
DePaul University. This fair allows graduates to get the facts about
their upcoming ceremony, investigate their financial options after
college, find information about hotels around the commencement venues
and learn all about Alumni Relations and what privileges accompany
becoming a DePaul alumnus.
You will be given the opportunity to take pictures in DePaul regalia (cap and gown) and/or your business attire. In addition, you will be
able to purchase announcements, class rings and DePaul graduate
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 and student ID number. Keep in mind
that lunch hour is the busiest distribution time.