Ceremonies and Activities

The University of Chicago Convocation

The 534th Convocation ceremony, during which degrees are officially conferred to all graduates of 2021, will broadcast on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. CDT on the Convocation website. 

This is a University-wide ceremony involving degree candidates from all divisions and schools. It will include the presentation of honorary degrees and an address from the Convocation speaker. Convocation Addresses consistently focus on the pursuit of knowledge and the power of ideas. The University president, Robert J. Zimmer, will verbally confer degrees on candidates by division and school. Each division and school will host a separate ceremony where degree candidates will be honored individually through the presentation of diplomas or hoods.