Summary

The University Ceremony of the 530th Convocation of the University of Chicago took place on Saturday, June 10, 2017, on the Main Quadrangle. 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 Daniel Diermeier will introduce Professor Ka Yee C. Lee, who delivered the Convocation Address, “A Lifetime of Learning.” In the second half of the ceremony, President Zimmer bestowed honorary degrees upon distinguished scholars and 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.