Each year, the Department of Economics holds Commencement celebrations for students graduating from our three degree programs.
As we continue to follow the University and Community Guidelines, we are planning an in-person graduation ceremony on Thursday, April 28, 2022, 6-8pm at the Crisler Center. Caps and gowns are required.Any changes will be posted here, as well as shared with students by email.
The Undergraduate Commencement Featured Speaker for 2022 will be Derek R.B. Douglas, Vice President for Civic Engagement and External Affairs at the University of Chicago.Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Douglas served on the White House Domestic Policy Council (DPC) as Special Assistant to President Barack Obama. He also served as Associate Director of Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress where he founded and served as Director of the Economic Mobility Program. Before joining the Center, Douglas was a Counsel at O'Melveny & Myers LLP and an Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.Douglas graduated from the University of Michigan with Highest Honors in Economics and from the Yale Law School.