DePaul 2020 Chinese Lunar New Year Gala

This is DePaul University’s 12th annual celebration of Chinese lunar new year (the Year of the Golden Rat 鼠年).

Join DePaul University's annual Chinese lunar new year celebration to ring in the new Year of the Golden Rat. Enjoy authentic lunar new year food and exciting cultural performances mostly performed by DePaul's own students. It is also a great opportunity to network with new and old friends with interest in China and other Asian countries and regions. All DePaul students, alumni, faculty, staff, as well as family and friends are welcome to attend. Free and open to the public. Family-friendly.

Dress code: business casual or festival clothing. 

Donations: This event is free and open to the public. Please consider supporting our students who aspire to study abroad in China during the 2020-21 academic year and help make this opportunity a reality by donating to our study abroad fund  Any amount will make an impact on our students and will be appreciated.   

Tentative Agenda:

  • 6:00-7:00PM Registration, Networking & Cultural Activities
  • 6:30-7:30PM Buffet Dinner
  • 7:30-7:45PM New Year Remarks
  • 7:45-9:00PM Cultural Performances

Born in a year of the Rat (2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936)? Provide your name when you check in and you will have an opportunity to win a Year of the Rat gift. 10 winners will be announced at the end of the event.



  • Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Cultural Center
  • Chinese Studies Association
  • Chinese Students and Scholars Association
  • College of Computing and Digital Media
  • Department of Modern Languages
  • Global Asian Studies
  • Office of Global Engagement
  • Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity
  • Irwin W. Steans Center

Friday, January 24 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Student Center (Lincoln Park), 120 A/B
2250 N Sheffield Ave

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