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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.

The 531st Convocation will be held on June 9, 2018. 

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

Divinity-specific information will be available soon. 


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