Winter Quarter Convocation

526th Convocation

Friday, March 18, 2016

526th Convocation Ceremony

The 526th Convocation will take place on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. and will be held in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. All graduating candidates will participate in this ceremony, during which the President will confer degrees and present each graduate with their diploma individually.

A live webcast of the ceremony will be available at UChicago LIVE.

Tickets & Seating

Tickets are required for the 526th Convocation; each candidate is entitled to a total of two (2) guest tickets for admittance into Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.  All guests of any age are required to have a ticket to enter Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. Requests for extra tickets should be made as early as possible through your Dean of Students Office.  Tickets may be picked up by the graduating candidate at their Dean of Students Office beginning Monday, March 14, 2016 (The College beginning Tuesday, March 15, 2016). Doors open at 2:15 p.m. to Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. There will be no admittance after 2:45 p.m.

A live webcast of the ceremony will be available at uChicago LIVE.

Overflow seating will be available first-come, first-serve at Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall (1212 E. 59th Street), where a live video feed of the ceremony will be shown. Doors open at 2:15 p.m. to overflow seating.

Convocation Reception

The University of Chicago Alumni Association invites all graduates and their guests to attend the Convocation Reception immediately following the ceremony in the Lobby of Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th Street. The Alumni Association will toast to the accomplishments of the newest members of the alumni community.

The following schools are also hosting events for their graduates and guests:

Post-Convocation Reception, immediately following Convocation
Charles M. Harper Center, 5807 South Woodlawn Avenue

Post-Convocation Reception and Hooding Ceremony
Swift Hall, Common Room, 1025 East 58th Street

Special Accommodations

The 526th Convocation will be held Friday, March 18, 2016.  Accessible seating for guests with disabilities is available.  This seating area is designated for individuals using wheelchairs, persons with mobility issues, and guests with visual or hearing impairments. Each degree candidate is entitled to a total of two (2) guest tickets for admittance to Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. 
To make arrangements, please complete this online form.

If you have additional questions or do not wish to use the online form, please contact the Convocation staff at 773-702-2513 or Candidates with disabilities who need arrangements and candidates who need arrangements for religious or cultural reasons should contact the Convocation staff.

Information on this webpage is subject to change, please check back for updates.