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Commencement: What parents and families of the Class of 2021 need to know

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

​​Congratulations to the Class of 2021! As many parents and families now know, the university decided to host this year’s commencement ceremonies virtually in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. That being said, DePaul is committed to making the Class of 2021 feel celebrated even from a distance.

To commemorate the Class of 2021, the university is planning in person, on campus activities over the course of ten days in May. These events and dates are TBD, but students are encouraged to check the commencement website​ in the upcoming weeks for more details. The official online commencement celebrations will occur on Saturday, May 22 for the College of Law and Saturday, June 12 for all other colleges. Every graduate will be shipped a commencement kit, which includes DePaul memorabilia and a diploma cover. Additionally, graduates have the option of purchasing regalia​ to wear and take photographs on campus and during private celebrations.

For continued updates and information on commencement, visit Newsline and check the commencement website​ regularly.