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The search for student commencement speakers

President Esteban congratulates graduates of the law school as they step forward to earn their diploma. Commencement was at the McCormick Grand Ballroom instead of Wintrust Arena.

Erica Carbajal, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019

The deadline for DePaul commencement speaker applications is April 12, but at a university with a large student body, how are student speakers chosen and what does it take to give an address at commencement? Students are chosen by a selection committee that reviews applications, narrowing down and c...

2019 commencement plans to change ticketing, regalia

2019 commencement plans to change ticketing, regalia

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

The majority of students graduating from DePaul in May and June 2019 will only receive six free, general admission tickets for their guests of choice to the commencement ceremonies at the Wintrust Area in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. Another controversial change for DePaul’s 120th graduation...

Episode 23: Graduates gouged

Episode 23: Graduates gouged

Cody Corrall, Multimedia Editor

May 16, 2018

After the switch from Allstate to Wintrust Arena, the Office of University Events is facing an unprecedented response to this year's commencement ceremonies. Downgrading from Allstate's 18,500 seat capacity to Wintrust's 10,387, nearly 8,000 seats, when the switch in arenas took place means there is far l...

Graduation gouging: Lack of commencement tickets means high prices for students

Graduation gouging: Lack of commencement tickets means high prices for students

Emma Oxnevad and Jonthan Ballew

May 14, 2018

The hottest ticket in town isn’t a Hamilton show or a trip to Wrigley Field; it’s a DePaul graduation ticket. Due to a lack of seating at Wintrust Arena, students are selling their free tickets for exorbitant prices well over $100 per ticket, with some prices as high as $250. It’s usually a time of year fi...

Senior advisors, some helpful advice we wish we’d have gotten as freshmen

Senior advisors, some helpful advice we wish we'd have gotten as freshmen

Matt Koske

September 11, 2017

The first week on campus may seem like a walk in the park. Throughout your academic pursuits, there will definitely be times where the overload of schoolwork will come crashing down or your roommate burns popcorn or it’s still unknown what room number your night class is in by week five. It happens...

DePaul seniors face graduate school question

DePaul seniors face graduate school question

Maria Garcia

June 9, 2015

As DePaul’s seniors wrap up their final undergraduate moments, some students are excited to start their first entry-level jobs, some are looking forward to traveling for a couple years, and some are simply waiting for a summer vacation before starting graduate school, while others are contemplating their degrees and if graduate school might be worth it and when. R...

Composing the future: The journeys of three DePaul musicians as they prepare for graduation (Part Two)

Christine Roberts practices during opera choral rehearsal April 15. Oftentime, voice students wait before beginning graduate school because the voice takes years to mature to its full potential. (Kirsten Onsgard / The DePaulia)

Kirsten Onsgard

April 19, 2015

This is the second in a three-part series following three seniors in the School of Music. Part one was published Feb. 2. For seniors, there’s often one question that begins well intentioned but ends up nagging at their minds until the wee hours: What are you going to do after you graduate? The worst answer is the most common: I don’t kno...

Switching gears: Buying a car a gateway into adulthood

(Carolyn Duff / The DePaulia)

Maria Garcia

April 19, 2015

With graduation approaching, some students are in the process of purchasing their own graduation gift: a new car, reliable enough to get them to their first handful of job interviews this summer. Read More »...

DePaul announces 2015 commencement speakers

Richard Edelman, who will speak at the College of Communication commencement ceremony, speaks at the 2011 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Switzerland. (Wikimedia Commons)

Brenden Moore

April 1, 2015

A humanitarian activist, public relations executive and pianist were among the list of dignitaries who will speak at 2015 commencement, the university revealed Tuesday. Read More »...

Graduation flowers at DePaul made possible by Flowers for Dreams

Zhangli Bu

November 16, 2014

College graduations are often accompanied by caps, gowns and diplomas. But at DePaul University, there was more than people could have expected. Read More »...

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