The University Ceremony of the 517th Convocation of the University of Chicago was held on December 13, 2013, in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. The University of Chicago Pipe Band led distinguished faculty and graduating students in a procession, followed by opening remarks from President Robert J. Zimmer.
Provost Thomas F. Rosenbaum introduced Professor David E. Wellbery, who delivered the Convocation Address, “Faust’s Despair and the Life of Learning.”
President Zimmer conferred degrees upon candidates in the College, graduate divisions, and professional schools. The program also included performances by the University of Chicago Motet Choir and the Millar Brass Ensemble.