2020 Convocation

Degree candidates, congratulations! You are on your way to receiving a degree from the School of Social Service Administration. Below is a list of updated information as of June 11, 2020.

SSA Hooding Ceremony

Friday, June 12, 2020
9:00 am

This will be a virtual ceremony. You may watch it here.

533rd Convocation

Saturday, June 13, 2020
9:15 am

This will be a virtual ceremony. Please watch it here:

All candidates participate in this ceremony, during which the president will verbally confer degrees to groups of candidates by degree type and academic program.

SSA Diploma Distribution

Diplomas will be mailed to all graduates.

Licensure Information

Once you have obtained your degree, you are eligible to sit for the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam to become a Licensed Social Worker. Click here for more information.

Alumni Resources

As an SSA graduate, you are a member of an accomplished and caring professional community of over 8,000 SSA alumni working in countless ways to create a more just, equitable, and humane society. You are also part of the greater University of Chicago alumni community, a group of almost 170,000 individuals shaping how the world thinks about everything from literature to economics to theoretical physics. We encourage you to be a strong link in the SSA community network by maintaining a close connection to the School, its programs, and its students. Visit the Resources and Alumni pages of our site to learn more about alumni benefits and the community.