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Convocation 2024

Convocation Events Calendar

Want to stay up to date on all SESP Convocation deadlines? Add our Google calendar to your account!

Graduation Tickets

Order your tickets by the Round 1 Ticketing deadline by March 26.

Order your Graduation Tickets

If you have not received instructions, you can look at the emails previously sent to the Class of 2024 or send an email to:

Additionally, you can browse previously sent graduation emails on the Class of 2024 Student Email site.


Order your regalia by March 31 to pick up at the Grad Fair.

Order your Regalia

(Add after 3/15) Record Your Name: Help us make sure that your name is said exactly how you like it as you cross the stage!


Email us at Additional information regarding Commencement (the university-wide ceremony) can be found on the Graduation Office's website.

Accessibility Requests

Do you or a guest need accommodations to fully celebrate the day? Northwestern's Graduation Accessibility Website has more information on how to request accommodations.

Families and Guests

We hope that you are as excited to celebrate your graduate as we are! You can find all information pertaining to guests and families on Northwestern's Family and Guests website.

Convocation FAQs

What is the difference between convocation and commencement?

Convocation is the School of Education and Social Policy graduation ceremony. This is the ceremony where graduates are individually recognized by having their name read as they cross the stage.

Commencement is the university-wide graduation ceremony. This ceremony is where the graduating class is commemorated as a whole. There are no names read at this ceremony. You can find more information on this year’s commencement via the Graduation website.

Do I receive my diploma at the ceremony?

Diplomas will not be available on June 10. Graduates will be given a diploma cover at the ceremony. Diplomas will be mailed in August for Spring 2024 grads to the graduate's permanent address as it is listed in CAESAR. Please check CAESAR to ensure your permanent address is correct.

Who can participate in convocation?

Students who complete their degree between December 2023 and December 2024 are invited to participate in the June 2024 celebrations. However, September and December 2024 graduates’ names will appear in the 2024 SESP Convocation and University Commencement.

I also double majored in a program in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Do I also attend their convocation?

No, you are only able to attend the convocation for the school granting your degree.

Some of my friends and family won’t be able to join in person. Will there be a livestream?

Yes! Check this webpage as we get closer to graduation!