Countdown to Graduation

Countdown to Graduation is a quarter-long campaign that provides celebratory events to students before they graduate from DePaul. All graduating students, including graduate, law and undergraduate, are welcome to participate in the events.

22nd Annual Graduation Celebration for Students of African Descent

The DePaul University Black Leadership Coalition, made up of faculty and staff members of African descent, would like to honor the 2018-19 graduating students of our community. We have planned a cultural celebration of your “good news” in which we will acknowledge your hard work and achievement. We invite you to include your family and friends in this special congratulatory ceremony that offers an intimate evening of fellowship, celebration and fun.

Friday, May 10, 2019
4:30–7:30 p.m.
Student Center
RSVP information: Invitations for this celebration will be sent out to students who have completed a degree or applied for degree conferral within this academic year. If you have questions, please email

Latinx Graduate Celebration

This special event gathers graduating students and loved ones to celebrate the academic accomplishments of the Latinx community at DePaul University.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
2–5 p.m.
McGrath-Phillips Arena

Lavender Graduation

The Lavender Graduation honors LGBTQA students who are graduating from undergraduate and graduate programs in 2019. Participants' names will appear in the event program and will receive a rainbow stole as they cross the stage during the ceremony.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
6–8 p.m.
Lincoln Park Student Center Room 314AB
RSVP on OrgSync:

Cheers to Our Years: A Toast to the Class of 2019

Raise your glasses at this special event, where members of the Class of 2019 will toast to the upcoming graduation. All attendees will receive a commemorative DePaul beer glass.

Tuesday, May 28
5–6 p.m.
Student Center, Room 120B
RSVP by emailing or calling 1-800-437-1898.

Rise Up! Elevate Graduation Banquet for Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American Students

Join us at Elevate's third annual graduation banquet that recognizes the academic achievements of DePaul University Asian, Pacific Islanders, Desi American undergraduate and graduate students and their families and allies.

Thursday, May 30
6–8 p.m.
Student Center, Room 314AB

Cap and Gown Pick-Up

Loop Campus

Wednesday, June 5–Thursday, June 6

Lincoln Park Campus

Monday, June 10–Tuesday, June 11

For more information, please visit the Commencement Kick-Off site.

If you have any questions, please email .