Students’ final year of undergraduate study is filled with opportunities to make fond memories while preparing for life after their time at the College. From Senior Week and unique traditions to Convocation, the College plans numerous events to help commemorate the UChicago experience. Below find information about how to make the most of your senior year and plan for the road ahead without missing important deadlines and opportunities.
In an effort to provide you with an abbreviated list of information to consider during the quarter they intend to graduate, we have consolidated a list of important dates and deadlines. We hope you will utilize this information as a guide.
As you prepare for life beyond the College, we've created a new series of videos to help you tackle the transition into adulthood and master best practices.
As you approach the end of the academic year we encourage you to think about your future. We hope you will embrace your new role as alumni and find opportunities to continue your relationship with the College, as there are numerous ways for you to stay involved. Please take the opportunity to learn how you can stay connected to the University of Chicago through the Alumni Association and how the College can continue to be a resource to you post-graduation.
Convocation attendees can enroll in cAlert by texting "UChicagoConvo2023" to 226787 to receive SMS text message emergency alerts from the University of Chicago Department of Safety and Security. Following Convocation, all who signed up to receive cAlerts can text "stop" to 226787 to be removed from the system. cAlert is the University’s emergency notification system. In a life-threatening situation that requires immediate action, cAlert sends every member of our community a short message.
View a sample rendering of the new diploma design here.
The decision to display additional programs of study on the diploma comes in response to regular requests for a more informative and accurate University of Chicago diploma. The President of the University, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the Provost, and the University Registrar are responsible for decisions made regarding the diploma’s appearance, language, and entries.
Beginning with degrees conferred at the end of Spring Quarter 2023, Bachelor’s diplomas will display up to four declared major programs of study for each graduating College student, instead of a single major.
Master of Arts and Master of Science diplomas will now uniformly display the program of study.
The majors and corresponding degrees will be in alphabetical order, with all BA majors displayed first (if any) followed by BS majors (if any).
Minors, Specializations, and certificates associated with degrees will continue to appear on transcripts. Unofficial transcripts may be viewed on my.UChicago if you have access; instructions for how to order an official transcript can be found at https://registrar.uchicago.edu/records/transcripts/.
Honors conferred to a College student by a department for a major (if any) will appear on the diploma. Latin Honors (if any) will also appear on the diploma. All such honors also appear on official transcripts and in the printed Convocation Program which will be distributed to all students and guests attending Convocation on June 3.
Note: To accommodate determination of departmental and Latin honors, all College major declarations must be finalized and prior quarter grades posted by the end of the fifth week of the quarter of graduation, which will be April 21st in Spring Quarter 2023. Previous quarters’ outstanding grades due for all other graduating students are due by May 12, 2023.
Changes to diplomas were approved to take effect beginning with those degrees conferred on June 3, 2023. These changes will not be retroactively applied to degrees awarded prior to that date.
Transcripts display all majors, minors, specializations, and honors, regardless of the date degrees were conferred.
Unfortunately, no. Changes to diplomas were approved to take effect beginning with those degrees conferred on June 3, 2023, without possibility of exception.
The format of your replacement diploma and entries will duplicate your original diploma, per the authorized design in effect at the time it was originally conferred.
Diplomas are 9 inches by 12 inches in size and are presented in a “landscape” format.
Prior to 2011, University of Chicago diplomas were sized at 8.5 by 11 inches.
Please contact your area Dean of Students or the Office of the University Registrar for more information.