The University of Chicago community and its graduating students will celebrate Convocation this weekend, with a series of events across campus honoring the Class of 2023.
The University-wide ceremony will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 3 with a procession of graduating students into the Main Quadrangles. During the traditional “calling together” of the UChicago community, President Paul Alivisatos will confer degrees to candidates who have completed their courses of study and provide remarks.
This year’s Convocation faculty speaker is Prof. Tom Ginsburg. The Leo Spitz Distinguished Service Professor of International Law and Professor in the Department of Political Science, Ginsburg is also the inaugural faculty director of the future University of Chicago Forum for Free Inquiry and Expression. Ginsburg’s research on comparative and international law has a particular focus on how democracies and constitutions function and flourish.
On Friday, June 2, the College will celebrate the accomplishments of graduating students with Class Day. Beginning at 2 p.m., the ceremony will include remarks from graduating students Daphne de Beistegui, Ricky Holder and Jeremy Huang and this year’s invited speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bret Stephens, AB’95.