PSD PhD Diploma and Hooding Ceremony 2023

Overview

This page includes important details about the 2023 PSD PhD Diploma and Hooding Ceremony that will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2023. Use the links below to jump to a section: 

PSD PhD Diploma and Hooding Ceremony Details 

University-wide Convocation Details

Required Attire

What to Bring

Diploma Pick-Up (Spring 2023 Graduates)

Transportation

Photography

Information for Guests

PSD PhD Diploma and Hooding Ceremony Details 

Date Saturday, June 3, 2023
Arrival time for students/alumni 11:00 am (head to Logan Center immediately following University-wide Convocation)
Location Logan Center for the Arts (915 East 60th Street) - walking map from Main Quad to Logan
Ceremony Time 12:15 - 1:15 pm 
Luncheon for graduates and guests 1:15 - 2:30 pm (at Logan)

University-wide Convocation Details 

Please note: attendance at the University-wide Convocation ceremony is encouraged but not required. 

Date Saturday, June 3, 2023
Arrival time for students/alumni 8:00 - 8:45 am
Location Harper Quadrangle (enter at 1116 E 59th St) - map for candidate lineup
Ceremony Time 9:15 am - 11:00 am 

Required Attire

You must wear full academic regalia to any ceremony you attend. For PhD students in the PSD, this consists of the doctoral robe, tab, and hood. 

What to Bring

  • Full academic regalia
  • UChicago Student ID card (will make check-in more efficient) 

No personal items will be allowed in the procession. We encourage you to bring a minimum number of items and leave whatever you can with your guests. 

Diploma Pick-Up (Spring 23 Graduates) 

Students graduating in Spring Quarter 2023 will be able to pick up their diplomas on Saturday, June 3 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm at the Logan Center for the Arts. To pick up your diploma, you must bring your University of Chicago Student ID card. We cannot accept other identification for diploma pick-up. Diplomas that are not picked up on Saturday will be mailed to the diploma mailing address you provided in your application to graduate. 

Transportation

Transportation information is available in the Convocation Brochure (page 20 of the online brochure). 

Photography 

Professional photographers will take photos of individual candidates crossing the stage. These photos will be available within a few weeks of the ceremony through the professional photography vendor.

PSD will provide a photo backdrop where graduates and guests can take photos immediately following the ceremony.

Information for Guests

In addition to the information on this page, guests may find the following links helpful: