The University of Chicago 511th Convocation
The 511th Convocation took place on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at 9:15 a.m. and was held outdoors on the University’s Main Quadrangle. All candidates participated in this ceremony, during which the president verbally conferred degrees to groups of candidates by degree type and academic program. Individual divisions and schools held separate ceremonies and receptions at which degree candidates received their diplomas individually from their deans. The President continued the longstanding practice of directly presenting diplomas to each graduate of the College.