Emory's Commencement Site

Emory's main commencement site has detailed information about the University ceremony, along with lots of helpful information for participants and visitors.

Emory's Commencement Site

In 2018, the Laney Graduate School will conduct two ceremonies: one for master's graduates, and one for doctoral graduates. Specific details and guidelines for LGS ceremonies will be posted at right in Spring 2018. 

Continue reading for information about:

  • Emory University Commencement Ceremony (Monday, May 14, 2018)
  • LGS Ceremony for Master's Graduates (Sunday, May 13, 2018)
  • LGS Ceremony for PhD Graduates (Monday, May 14, 2018)
  • LGS Graduation Reception for All Degree Recipients (Sunday, May 13, 2018)
  • Graduation Regalia 

Emory University Commencement Ceremony

  • Emory's Commencement takes place each year at the end of spring semester.  In 2018, Commencement ceremony will take place on May 14 in the Emory Quadrangle from 9:00-10:45am. 
  • All students, master's or doctoral, who received a degree during the academic year (summer, fall or spring) are eligible to participate.

LGS Ceremony for Master's Graduates

  • Sunday, May 13, 2018
  • 3:30pm 
  • Emory Conference Center Hotel (Silverbell Pavillion)
  • At this ceremony, students will receive their diploma covers. Enclosed will be a letter instructing students to pick up their diplomas on Monday, May 14 in the Laney Graduate School.

Students, families and guests are invited to attend the LGS Graduation Reception immediately following the Master's ceremony (details below). Additionally, students and guests are also invited to attend the Emory University Commencement ceremony on May 14.

LGS Ceremony for PhD Graduates

  • Monday, May 14, 2018
  • 11:30am 
  • Emory Schwartz Center
  • At the ceremony for doctoral students, graduates are presented their diplomas and "hooded" (the Dean and the graduate's advisor place the doctoral hood on the graduate).

Students and guests are invited to attend the LGS Graduation Reception, which will take place this year on Sunday, May 13. Details below. 

LGS Graduation Reception for All Degree Recipients

All degree recipients - Master's and PhD - are invited to attend this reception along with their families and guests. 

  • Sunday, May 13, 2018
  • 4pm
  • Emory Conference Center Hotel (Lullwater Ballroom)


Master's Graduates

  • No rental option
  • Shop online at this link between February 7 and March 21 or visit the Emory Bookstore to buy in person (store pick up or home shipping is available).

PhD Graduates

NOTE: Any regalia purchased or rented after March 21 cannot be guaranteed to arrive in time for the ceremony. All rental regalia and regalia purchased online for store pick up will become available for pick up on 4/18, during Emory Bookstore's second grad fair. 

Diploma Replacement

If you need to replace your diploma, visit Replacement Diplomas on the Office of the Registrar's website.