Accessibility and Accommodations

Accessible seating is available for guests with disabilities and up to two (2) companions. This reserved seating area is designated for individuals using wheelchairs, persons with limited mobility, and/or guests with visual or hearing impairments. To make arrangements, the University asks that you submit your request(s) by completing the Accommodation Request Form, which can be accessed by clicking here. 

Please note the University does not supply wheelchairs or walkers, but can connect you to available resources to rent these items.

If you have additional questions regarding Accessibility and Accommodations, please contact the Convocation staff in the Office of University Events and Ceremonies by emailing convocation@uchicago.edu.  In your message, please clearly indicate whether your needs are for Class Day on Friday, June 12, 2020, the 533rd Convocation (University-wide morning ceremony) on Saturday, June 13, 2020, a Graduate Division and School ceremony, and/or a College Diploma Ceremony (undergraduates).

Guests who prefer an indoor location may view a live broadcast of the ceremony in Kent Auditorium, located within the Main Quadrangles. Seating is limited. The University Convocation ceremony will be broadcast via the University’s website at news.uchicago.edu/webcasts.

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