We’ve got some exciting things planned throughout the year. Learn about all the events happening on campus and in the community including guest speakers, conferences and celebrations.

Class Room
September 1, 2022
Ceremony begins at 10:30AM

To celebrate the official start to the new academic year, we invite faculty and staff to join us in welcoming new colleagues, honoring members of our community and supporting our mission to serve our students and community.

Welcome Back Celebration
September 1, 2022
12:00PM – 3:00PM

Join us for food, music and fun activities at the Welcome Back Celebration. This event is hosted on the Quad and open to DePaul faculty and staff.

Faculty and staff do not have to attend Convocation to participate in the Welcome Back Celebration.

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St. Vincent de Paul Feast Day
September 27, 2022

The St. Vincent de Paul Feast Day invites DePaul colleagues, students and friends to pause, reflect and celebrate where we’ve been and where we’re going as a community, gathered together for the sake of a mission.

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Alumni Family Weekend
Alumni & Family Weekend
October 13 – 16, 2022

Our annual weekend-long celebration for students, families and alumni is filled with fun events and activities like a welcome brunch, Blue Demon Bash, trolley rides to Lincoln Park Zoo and more.

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Tree with Lights
Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 9, 2022

The DePaul community is invited to kick off the holiday season with our fifth annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in St. Vincent’s Circle on the Lincoln Park Campus. We’ll feature holiday-themed activities, snacks and caroling.

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Christmas at DePaul
December 8 & 9, 2022

This event features the talented DePaul Community Chorus, Christmas at DePaul singers, guest soloists, the School of Music’s 40-piece orchestra, as well as staging and lighting from the Theatre School faculty.

Christmas at DePaul is a gift to the community with monetary or requested item donations for admission. Donations will support the St. Vincent de Paul Parish Food Pantry. Tickets are required for each performance.

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Man playing Trumpet
Blue Demon Week
January 23-27, 2023

Once a Blue Demon, always a Blue Demon. This Blue Demon Week, we’ll bring together students, faculty, staff and alumni to celebrate what it means to be a DePaul Blue Demon. Student organizations and departments from across the university will host events for the DePaul community.

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125th Anniversary Celebration
January 2023

Join us in celebrating DePaul’s milestone anniversary with events, activities and appearances all throughout the city of Chicago.

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Cooking Class
Vincentian Service Day
May 6, 2023

What started as part of DePaul’s Centennial celebration, has become an annual tradition with over 1,000 DePaul students, staff, faculty and alumni participating in a day of service in the Chicagoland area and cities around the country.

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End of Year Celebration
June 15, 2023

Faculty and staff are invited to gather together as we recognize their accomplishments and celebrate the end of the academic year.

Stay tuned, event details coming soon.
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