Students talking and shaking hands while wearing academic regalia at convocation.


Graduating students and their guests are invited to two separate ceremonies: the 534th University Convocation and the Graham School Diploma Ceremony.”

The 534th Convocation

The University of Chicago's 534th Convocation will take place virtually on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. CDT. The 2021 Graham School Diploma Ceremony will take place virtually in early June 2021. Details surrounding Convocation will be confirmed soon. Please check this page periodically for all updates.

For additional details, visit the University Convocation page.

Important Dates & Deadlines

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The Below dates and subsequent information may be subject to change. Please check university partner and vendor sites for specific details. For questions, contact or

Thursday, April 1, 2021 – Order your regalia! If you would like to purchase regalia, you may place an order online through Oak Hall, the University's regalia vendor. Graham School Graduates should select "Master Regalia – Other." For complete information or to view official regalia, visit the University's Convocation Website. Academic Hoods will be purchased for you on behalf of the Graham School and mailed to your Diploma Mailing Address.

Friday, April 2, 2021 – Submit your application to graduate via (Spring 2021 Graduates)

Friday, April 16, 2021 - Submit name changes to central Registrar. If your current name of record (check is not what you want on your diploma, submit a name change. Note that the way your name appears on your diploma is the way it will be read at graduation.

Friday, April 16, 2021 - Previous quarter missing grades/assignments should be submitted.

April 30, 2021 – Sign up to take a graduation photo. Each Class of 2021 graduate will have an opportunity to take a professional photo to include in the Graham School Virtual Diploma Ceremony. Spots are limited, so please sign-up early.

Available Sign-up Dates/Times

  • May 11, 2021 - 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. CST
  • May 12, 2021 - 4:30–7:30 p.m. CST

Schedule Your Photo Session

Friday of Week 5 (Spring Quarter)

  • Final Day to Submit Late Graduation Application
  • Last Day to Cancel Spring 2021 Graduation Application
  • Graduate Transcript Audit Completed

Late April to Early May 2021 – Students, staff, and faculty may begin submitting assets (video clips, photos, other content) for inclusion in the Graham School Virtual Diploma Ceremony.

Friday of Week 8 (Spring Quarter) – All graduating students should fulfill any outstanding financial obligations on their student account by this date. For questions and support, contact The Office of the University Bursar.

Wednesday, April 28 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Late May 2021 – Students, faculty, and staff must submit all digital assets for inclusion in the Graham School Virtual Diploma Ceremony.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. CDT – Watch the Ceremony

Saturday, June 12, 2021 (Time TBD) – Graham School Diploma Ceremony (Virtual). Please check back for detailed updates regarding the two ceremonies.

Contact Info

University of Chicago Registrar

University of Chicago Bursar

Convocation – The University of Chicago

Questions About Graduation 2021