On February 1, 2021, President Zimmer and Provost Lee announced that the 534th Convocation ceremony, during which degrees are officially conferred to all graduates of 2021, will be held virtually.

As for diploma ceremonies, which are the dedicated events during which each school and division distributes diplomas to its graduates, we believe it is possible to reduce the scale of each ceremony that will allow a limited in-person event. The diploma ceremonies must be for our graduates and participating faculty and staff only. 

You can read their full message here.

534th Convocation Schedule of Ceremonies

All in-person ceremonies will be limited to graduates, participating faculty and staff only. Graduates' families and friends are invited to participate virtually. The Convocation website will be updated with more information about how we will celebrate graduates and how families and guests can be involved. 

Please note that due to the changing nature of the pandemic, the University is actively consulting with City Officials to ensure that all plans for on-campus ceremonies are in compliance with required health and safety protocols. 

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021
11:00 a.m. | Pritzker School of Medicine | Virtual

4:00 p.m. | 534th Convocation | Virtual
7:00 p.m. | Division of the Physical Sciences | Virtual

1:00 p.m. | Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice | Main Quadrangle
1:30 p.m. | Divinity School | Crerar Quadrangle

FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021
9:30 a.m. | The Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies | Main Quadrangle
10:00 a.m. | Division of the Humanities | Amos Alonzo Stagg Field
10:00 a.m. | Chicago Booth School of Business | Full-time MBA Program Graduates | Soldier Field
10:30 a.m. | Division of the Social Sciences | Crerar Quadrangle
2:00 p.m. | The Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies | Class of 2020 | Main Quadrangle
2:30 p.m | Chicago Booth School of Business | Evening, Weekend, Executive MBA Graduates, and PhD Program Graduates | Soldier Field

9:30 a.m. | The College: Max Palevsky Residential Commons | Main Quadrangle
10:00 a.m. | The College: Renee Granville-Grossman Residential Commons East | Amos Alonzo Stagg Field
10:30 a.m. | The College: Snell-Hitchcock Hall | Crerar Quadrangle
11:00 a.m. | Division of the Biological Sciences | Virtual
12:00 p.m. | The William B. and Catherine V. Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies | Virtual
2:00 p.m. | The Law School | Main Quadrangle
2:30 p.m. | The College: Campus North Residential Commons East | Amos Alonzo Stagg Field
3:00 p.m. | Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering | Crerar Quadrangle

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2021
9:30 a.m. | The College: International House and Stony Island | Main Quadrangle
10:00 a.m. | The College: Campus North Residential Commons West | Amos Alonzo Stagg Field
10:30 a.m. | The College: Burton-Judson Courts | Crerar Quadrangle
2:00 p.m. | The College: Renee Granville-Grossman Residential Commons West | Main Quadrangle

Please join in the Convocation 2021 virtual celebration by posting photos of celebration and/or messages of congratulations using the hashtag #UCHICAGO2021 on and around Convocation Weekend. We encourage you to visit University of Chicago's social channels - Instagram,Facebook and Twitter - to view messages from the University of Chicago community.