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University of Chicago. Office of University Events and Ceremonies. Records

This website documents the University of Chicago's convocations and the recipients of honorary degrees, the Benton Medal for Distinguished Public Service, and the Rosenberger Medal. The first convocation was celebrated in January 1893 under founding president William Rainey Harper. The University Convocation is held annually, each June, to mark the end of the academic year. Additional convocation ceremonies may be held to inaugurate University presidents or to commemorate significant instituti...

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