Class Day

Friday, June 3

Class Day
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Main Quadrangle
5801 South Ellis Avenue

Class Day is a College tradition, bringing together students, friends, and family on the day before Convocation. For 2022, the Class Day speaker will be Samira Ahmed, A.B.’93, M.A.T.’93. The program will also feature student speakers and the presentation of College awards. Dean John W. Boyer invites students and their parents to join in this special occasion before the Dessert Reception at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Dessert Reception
7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
5700 South Lake Shore Drive
Note: Remarks will begin at 9:00 p.m.

Samira Ahmed

A.B.'93, M.A.T.'93

Samira Ahmed, A.B.’93, M.A.T.’93, is the New York Times best-selling author of Love, Hate & Other Filters; Internment; Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know; Hollow Fires; and the Amira & Hamza series, as well as a Ms. Marvel comic book miniseries. Her poetry, essays, and short stories have appeared in numerous publications, and she is the co-editor of the forthcoming anthology Magic Has No Borders. Ahmed also has taught high school English in Chicago and New York City, worked in education nonprofits, and served on political campaigns. Born in Bombay, India, and raised in Batavia, Illinois, Ahmed graduated from the University of Chicago in 1993 with joint degrees: a bachelor of arts in English language and literature and a master of arts in teaching.

These events will be subject to any health and safety protocols in place at the time of the events. Should public health and safety conditions related to COVID-19 require alternative planning, the University will inform the community as promptly as possible. Please continue to check the Go Forward website for the most up-to-date safety information and health protocols, and visit for all Convocation-related updates.