June 11, 2017
Congratulations, Class of 2017! The University Ceremony of the 530th Convocation of the University of Chicago occurred on Saturday, June 10, 2017, on the Main Quadrangle. President Robert J. Zimmer congratulated graduates and told them to take satisfaction in their contribution to the ongoing renewal of the University. Provost Daniel Diermeier introduced Professor Ka Yee Lee, who delivered the Convocation Address, “A Lifetime of Learning”. She described how learning does not follow a linear path and encouraged graduates to “embrace the unknown” as they enter what chemists call a phase transition.