Summer Quarter Convocation

Friday, August 26, 2016

528th Convocation Ceremony

The 528th Convocation will take place on Friday, August 26, 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.

Tickets & Seating

Tickets are required for the 528th Convocation; each candidate is entitled to a total of four (4) 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 2:15 p.m. Guests should arrive no later than 2:45 p.m.

The University will video record the ceremony and make it available on the Convocation website approximately three weeks after the ceremony.

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.


Chicago Booth School of Business
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

Special Accommodations

The 528th Convocation will be held Friday, August 26, 2016.  Accessible seating is available for guests with disabilities. This seating area is designated for individuals using wheelchairs, persons with limited mobility, and guests with visual or hearing impairments. To make arrangements, please complete the Guest Accommodation Request FormPlease know that we do not supply wheelchairs for Convocation ceremonies, however, we can offer reserved seating closest to the handicap entrance for guests.

Candidates with disabilities who need accommodations may fill out the Candidate Accommodation Request Form to make arrangements for the 528th ConvocationCandidates who need to make special accommodations for  religious or cultural reasons should contact convocation staff by emailing