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Convocation

Literally a “calling together,” the University’s convocation assembles all elements of the University community: degree candidates and their families, friends, faculty, deans, officers of the university, the trustees of the university, the provost, and the president.  The first convocation was celebrated in January 1893 under founding president William Rainey Harper.

Spring Quarter Convocation is held each June to mark the end of the academic year. In addition, The Divinity School holds Degree Receptions at the end of each quarter. 

Please visit the University's Convocation page for information for students and guests such as parking, hotels, accessibility, and more.  


The 530th Convocation was held on Saturday, June 10, 2017.