College of Science and Health > Student Resources > Office of Advising & Student Services > Graduate Advising > Graduation > Commencement
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.
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. 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.
Step 3. RSVP for the ceremony by ordering your cap and gown. Make sure to select College of Science and Health and the correct ceremony date/time when placing your order.
Step 4. Pick up your cap and gown at the Commencement Kick-Off. The distribution of cap and gown will be on the Monday and Tuesday before the June Commencement ceremony 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.
The University Commencement website is
a great resource that includes information about commencement festivities, tickets, and our venue, Wintrust Arena.
Wintrust Arena adheres to strict safety procedures that are enforced without exception. Everyone entering the arena will pass through a metal detector and security bag check. Graduates and their guests should become familiar ahead of time with the arena's strict bag and purse policy, which prohibits nearly all purses and bags, and its list of other prohibited items. No bag check will be available at Wintrust Arena. We encourage graduates and guest to travel to Wintrust Arena via public transportation.
Please contact the College of Science and Health, Office of Advising and Student Services at 773-325-8490 or CSHGraduation@depaul.edu with any questions.