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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 Divinity School will hold the 2019 Convocation on Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019

·         10:00 a.m. to Noon – Pre-Ceremony Brunch Celebration, Swift Hall, First floor and Courtyard

·         12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Graduation Ceremony, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel 

SATURDAY, June 15, 2018 

·         11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Diploma Distribution, Swift Hall; First floor 

 

 

CONVOCATION HOTELS

If the room blocks are full, guests are welcome to inquire if there are vacancies outside of the University room block, but do note that regular hotel pricing will apply. 

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (5.7 miles)
Rates: $199.00
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Reference Code:  University of Chicago Convocation or G-FCSC

InterContinental Chicago (10.3 miles)
Rate: $195.00
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Reference Code:  University of Chicago Convocation or DT5

The Blackstone (7.8 miles)
Rate:  $239.00
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Reference Code: University of Chicago Convocation

The 531st Convocation was held on Saturday, June 9, 2018. 

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

Please visit the University's Convocation page for information on parking, hotels, accessibility, and more.