The 513th Convocation of the University of Chicago was held on December 14, 2012, in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. The University of Chicago Pipe Band led distinguished faculty and graduating students in a processional, followed by opening remarks from President Robert J. Zimmer. Provost Thomas F. Rosenbaum went on to introduce Professor Sidney R. Nagel, who delivered the Convocation Address, entitled “The Power of Observation.”
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.