Autumn Quarter Convocation


Friday, December 11, 2015

525th Convocation Ceremony

The 525th Convocation will take place on Friday, December 11, 2015, at 2:00 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.

Tickets & Seating

Tickets are required for the 525th Convocation; each candidate is entitled to a total of four guest tickets. Requests for extra tickets should be made as early as possible through your Dean of Students Office.  

Seating is available at a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. Guests should arrive no later than 1:45 p.m.

Overflow seating and live-streaming of the ceremony will be available in Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall (1212 E. 59th St.). Tickets are not required for overflow seating. Seating is first-come, first-served. The ceremony will also be available online via a live webcast at

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 Cloister Club at 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:

Chicago Booth
Post-Convocation Reception
Charles M. Harper Center, 5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Immediately following the Convocation ceremony

Divinity School
Reception and Hooding Ceremony
Swift Hall, Common Room, 1025 East 58th Street
Immediately following the Convocation ceremony

Institute for Molecular Engineering
Reception and Hooding Ceremony
Eckhardt Research Center, Room 301B, 5640 South Ellis Avenue
Immediately following the Convocation ceremony

Physical Sciences Division (Graduate division)
Eckhardt Research Center, First Floor, 5640 South Ellis Avenue
Immediately following the Convocation ceremony

Special Accommodations

Candidates and guests with disabilities who need accommodations and candidates who need arrangements for religious or cultural reasons should contact the Convocation staff. Please telephone 773.702.2513 or email