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Blue Demon Welcome - Tuesday, September 5

DIBS with students during Blue Demon Week

Join us for Blue Demon Welcome on Tuesday, September 5! Blue Demon Welcome is DePaul's annual New Student Convocation that celebrates the beginning of the DePaul journey for all new undergrads including freshman and transfer students. This celebration at the start of the academic year welcomes new students to DePaul. Returning students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend to join in the celebration as we welcome in the newest Blue Demons.

As part of the celebration, first year and new transfer students will process in the New Student Cavalcade from McGrath-Phillips Arena to the Quad. Along the way, returning students, faculty and staff will line the pathway to celebrate the expansion of our campus community. Once at the Quad, the annual academic welcome will be delivered by university leadership, including President Robert Manuel, Provost Salma Ghanem, the Student Government Association President, and others. Following the welcome, attendees are welcomed to stay for our Chicago food festival, performances, photo stations, and more.

Schedule of Events:
  • 3:00 p.m. - Blue Demon Welcome Check In begins
    • New first year and transfer students meet in McGrath-Phillips Arena
    • Returning students, faculty, and staff meet at Quad
  • 3:45 p.m. - New Student Cavalcade from McGrath-Phillips Arena to Quad
  • 4:00 p.m. - Academic Welcome
  • 4:30-6:15 p.m. - Chicago food festival, performances, and interactive stations
  • 6:30 p.m. - Blue Demon Welcome Ends
  • 6:30-9:30 p.m. - After Hours in LPC Student Center

RSVP for Blue Demon Welcome 2023

Registration for Blue Demon Welcome 2023 will open in August. A RSVP is requested, but not required. All attendees- students, faculty- and staff- will receive a DePaul t-shirt and will be able to participate fully in the Chicago food festival, general activities, and more.

RSVP to Attend Here