2023 Crown Family School Hooding Ceremony

The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice’s Hooding Ceremony will include remarks from Dean Gorman-Smith, Dean of Students Kristen Reid Salomon, and Jessica Darrow, Associate Instructional Professor. Each student will be called by name and hooded by a faculty member. Students will be required to arrive by 8am for check-in and line up on the day of the ceremony.


Seating is limited in Rockefeller Chapel. Each graduating student is encouraged to respect the limit of FIVE (5) guests. Additionally, while there is an encouraged guest limit, this is not a ticketed event. The ceremony will be live streamed (and posted) to share with family and friends who are not able to attend in person. Please check the University’s Convocation page for a link and more information: https://convocation.uchicago.edu/.


A reception will be held after the ceremony from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Edith Abbott Hall Courtyard and Lobby at 969 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL.

Please join in the Convocation 2023 celebration by posting photos and videos of moments of celebration and/or messages of congratulations using the hashtag #UChicago2023 on and around Convocation Weekend.

If you have any questions about access or to request a reasonable accommodation that will facilitate your full participation in this event such as ASL interpreting, captioned videos, Braille or electronic text, food options for individuals with dietary restrictions, etc. please contact the event organizer.