Commencement is the symbolic celebration which takes place only once per academic
year in June. The large-scale ceremony allows graduates and their families to celebrate their
achievement. As part of this traditional rite of passage, the accomplishment and
contribution to the DePaul learning community is recognized. Visit the University Commencement website for specific details regarding Commencement. The deadline for RSVPing for Commencement is in early May of that respective academic year.
Steps To Commencement
Step 1. The most important step is to successfully
apply for degree conferral in order to participate in the ceremony.
If you do not have an active
degree conferral application, you cannot RSVP or participate in the
Step 2. RSVP for the ceremony by ordering your cap and gown from Herff Jones. There is no cost to borrow a cap and gown for commencement so long as it is reserved prior to the deadline and returned immediately after the ceremony.
Make sure to select College of Science and Health
and the correct ceremony date/time in the Herff Jones
website. Please verify your degree and major
for the record. Information about Commencement will be required when
ordering and picking up your regalia. If you have any questions, please
contact the College of Science and Health Office of Advising and Student
Services at (773) 325-8490 or CSHGraduation@depaul.edu
Step 4. Review additional commencement information online via the University Commencement website. Successfully completing all degree conferral and commencement steps
ensures that your name will appear on our list of ceremony participants.
The University Commencement website is
a great resource that includes information about commencement festivities and parking for guests. The website also
includes an application for those interested in being the commencement
Cap and Gown Distribution
The distribution of cap and gown will be on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 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 are 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.