Spring 2023 Physical Sciences Division Graduation Ceremonies
This page contains information about the Spring 2023 Physical Sciences Division diploma ceremonies and the University-wide Convocation.
Register to Participate in the MS Diploma Ceremony
Register to Participate in the PhD Diploma and Hooding Ceremony
Livestream of Graduation Events
The University-wide Convocation will take place on June 3, 2023 at 9:15 am on the Main Quadrangle. The University-wide Convocation brings together graduates from across all schools and divisions. The University president will verbally confer degrees on candidates by division.
The Physical Sciences Division will host two separate ceremonies: an MS diploma ceremony and a PhD diploma ceremony. Degree candidates will be honored individually at these ceremonies through the presentation of diplomas or hoods.
Students who graduated or will graduate in Summer Quarter 2022, Autumn Quarter 2022, Winter Quarter 2023, Spring Quarter 2023, and Summer Quarter 2023 are eligible to participate in these events.
Please note: PhD students who receive their transitional Master’s degree during their studies do not participate in the MS Diploma Ceremony. Instead, these students are invited to participate in the PhD Diploma and Hooding ceremony when they receive their PhD degree.
Students and families are encouraged to attend both events, but attendance at both is not required. To participate in the Divisional diploma ceremonies, students and alumni must register using the online form (available below).
MS Diploma Ceremony and Luncheon
Eligible graduates: Register here to participate in the MS Diploma Ceremony
|Date||Friday, June 2|
11:00 am - 12:30 pm | Master's Graduation Ceremony
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Luncheon for graduates and guests
Gerald A. Ratner Atheltic Center, Competition Gym
5530 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago IL 60637
At the MS diploma ceremony, MS degree candidates will be honored individually through the presentation of diplomas. The ceremony will also feature a procession of the graduates, remarks from Dean Olinto and graduate program directors, and the recognition of individual candidates for their accomplishments.
PhD students who receive their transitional Master’s degree during their studies do not participate in the MS Diploma Ceremony. Instead, these students are invited to participate in the PhD Diploma and Hooding ceremony when they receive their PhD degree.
Please note: because degrees are conferred on June 3, Spring Quarter MS graduates who are invited to the June 2nd MS Diploma Ceremony may come to campus on June 3 to pick up their diploma, if they wish. More details will be provided to Spring 23 MS graduates. If a Spring graduate does not pick up their diploma in person, it will be mailed to the graduate’s diploma mailing address.
PhD Diploma Ceremony and Luncheon
Eligible graduates: Register here to participate in the PhD diploma ceremony
|Date||Saturday, June 3|
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm | PhD Diploma and Hooding Ceremony
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm | Luncheon for graduates and guests
Logan Center for the Arts
915 East 60th Street, Chicago IL 60637
At the PhD diploma ceremony, PhD degree candidates will be honored individually through the presentation of diplomas. Candidates will also be hooded by their faculty advisor or other faculty designee if the candidate’s advisor is unable to attend. The ceremony will feature a procession of the graduates, remarks from Dean Olinto, and the presentation of faculty teaching awards.
PhD candidates who are receiving their degree in Spring 2023 will be able to pick up their diplomas following the ceremony. If a Spring graduate does not pick up their diploma in person, it will be mailed to the graduate’s diploma mailing address.
|PhD student regalia online orders due (if purchasing regalia)||April 3, 2023|
|Countdown to Convocation Event (regalia for MS and PhD can be ordered at this event)||April 5 - 6, 2023|
|Registration deadline for eligible graduates||April 14, 2023|
|PhD student regalia rental orders due (online only)||April 19, 2023|
|MS student regalia orders (online for ship to home) due||May 6, 2023|
|MS student regalia orders begin in-person at University Bookstore||May 8, 2023|
Graduates participating in the University-wide Convocation and/or the MS or PhD Diploma Ceremony will be required to wear full regalia that is appropriate for the degree they are receiving for the events.
Please note: PhD regalia orders are online only.
Regalia orders for both MS and PhD candidates can be placed online. More information about academic regalia is available on the Convocation website.
MS graduates must wear a cap, gown, and tassel. Hoods are not a part of Master’s regalia for PSD students. However, students are welcome to wear a stole as part of their regalia if preferred. Order regalia online.
PhD graduates must wear a tam, gown, and tassel, and hood. PhD graduates should bring their hood with them to the PSD diploma ceremony. The student’s advisor will hood the graduate on stage. If the student’s advisor is unable to attend, a designated faculty member will hood the student. Order regalia online.
We are looking forward to welcoming guests of graduating students to our campus for Convocation and the Divisional diploma ceremonies.
Tickets will not be required for guests, and seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. An informal luncheon will be held following the diploma ceremony. Graduates and their guests are welcome to enjoy a complimentary lunch on campus.
If your student is receiving an MS degree, the diploma ceremony will be held on June 2, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Gerald A. Ratner Athletics Center on the University’s Hyde Park campus.
If your student is receiving a PhD degree, the diploma ceremony will be held on June 3, 2023 at 12:15 pm at the Logan Center for the Arts on the University’s Hyde Park campus.
If you require accessibility accommodations to attend this event, please feel free to have your student reach out to the Dean of Students Office to discuss accommodation needs. You can also email email@example.com.
Livestream of Graduation Events
Both the MS and PhD Divisional ceremonies will be livestreamed to ensure that even those who are not able to attend graduation ceremonies can view. A link will be provided on this page prior to the ceremonies. Recordings of the livestreams will be made available after the graduation ceremonies.
Graduates who are participating in a Divisional diploma ceremony can note any required accessibility accommodations on the registration form for the event.
Guests requiring accessibility accommodations can either have their graduate reach out to the Dean of Students Office or reach out directly to the Dean of Students Office.
Professional photographers are being provided to take photos of degree candidates crossing the stage to receive their diploma and/or hood. Information on how to purchase these photographs will be made available to graduates after the ceremony.