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Convocation

Quarterly degree conferral and graduation information.

Congratulations to our class of 2022! University of Chicago's 536th Convocation ceremony and Graham's Diploma Ceremony took place on Saturday, June 4, 2022.

Watch the 536th Convocation Ceremony

UChicago student at outside convocation in academic regalia

Convocation occurs at the end of Spring Quarter. Students graduating in any quarter are welcome to participate in convocation and can indicate their intention when completing their degree application.

Whether you're a recent graduate—or planning to graduate next year—you can find details about UChicago and Graham's annual convocation ceremonies below. If you have questions concerning any quarterly recognition activities for graduates, please contact your academic program director.

What is University Convocation?

Convocation is a university-wide ceremony involving degree candidates from all divisions and schools. It includes the presentation of honorary degrees and an address from the Convocation speaker. Paul Alivisatos, President of the University of Chicago, verbally confers degrees by division and school. Each division and school hosts a separate ceremony where degree candidates are honored individually through a presentation of diplomas.

What is the Graham School Diploma Ceremony?

Each year, the Graham School hosts an in-person diploma ceremony to recognize our individual gradates and present diplomas to graduating students. Below is an overview of the June 4, 2022 ceremony and reception.

Daffodils fill the flowerbeds around Rockefeller Memorial Chapel on the University of Chicago campus.

Graham School Diploma Ceremony and Reception

Diploma Ceremony: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Reception: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 4
Gordon Parks Arts Hall, Assembly Hall
5815 South Kimbark Avenue

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