Student Life

Class Day

Class Day is a student-orchestrated event that celebrates the graduating class, its achievements, and its unique contributions to the UChicago community. Class Day serves as an intimate celebration for graduating seniors to reflect on their undergraduate experience and time in the College. The ceremony features student speeches from member of the graduating class, student and faculty awards, student photo and video montages, and a keynote address.

Class Day is held in the afternoon on the Friday before Convocation on the Main Quadrangle and serves as a kickoff for Convocation Weekend. Graduating seniors' families and guests are invited to attend.

Class Day Student Speaker Nominations

The planning process for the 534th Convocation is underway. Three students from the graduating class will be selected by their peers to speak during the Class Day Ceremony. Student speakers will present a three-minute speech about their experiences in the College for an audience of faculty, staff, fellow graduates, and their family members. The speech should be able to resonate with each person in the convocation audience and give a balanced recollection of life in the College. A fourth year student may nominate a peer or themselves; the number of times a student is nominated does not guarantee them a higher consideration to those with fewer nominations.  

  • Nominations open: Monday, February 8, 2021
  • Nominations close: Thursday, April 1, 2021