Student and Alumni Resources

Convocation

Degree conferral and graduation information.

We look forward to celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2023 on Saturday, June 3. Watch the livestream of the celebrations and cheer on our graduates!

Gordon Parks

Graham School Spring 2023 Diploma Ceremony and Reception

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

Saturday, June 3
Gordon Parks Arts Hall, Assembly Hall
5815 South Kimbark Avenue

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We are thrilled to celebrate the achievements of our Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Liberal Arts, Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics, and Master of Science in Threat and Response Management graduates. Students who completed their degree during the Summer 2022, Autumn 2022, Winter 2023, and Spring 2023 quarters are eligible to participate.

Graduates and their families should plan to join us on Saturday, June 3, 2023; we will host the Spring 2023 Diploma Ceremony at the University of Chicago Lab School’s Gordon Parks Arts Hall Auditorium. Graduates, please arrive by 11:30 am to register and complete graduate check-in. The ceremony will begin promptly at noon.

This year's ceremony will feature inspiring speeches from distinguished guests, recognition of your outstanding achievements, and the distribution of diplomas. Our Keynote speaker is excited to share their insights and wisdom with our graduates.

We encourage all attendees to arrive on time and prepare for the ceremony to ensure this special occasion is as memorable as possible. Please review all the information concerning the Diploma Ceremony and university-wide convocation.

We know completing a master's degree is a significant milestone in your life, and we want to help make it as smooth and enjoyable as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at grahamschool@uchicago.edu.We look forward to celebrating with you!

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.

Speakers