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Attention LGS Diploma Ceremony Participants:

Please find all LGS Diploma Ceremony instructions and a campus map of the WoodPEC area below. Click the buttons to view and download the information.

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LGS Diploma Ceremony

  • Date: Friday, May 5
  • Time: 2 pm, until approximately 4:00
  • The ceremony will be live streamed
  • The ceremony is for all Laney Graduate School graduates who received their degrees in Summer 2022 or Fall 2022, or who will receive it in Spring 2023

LGS Diploma Ceremony Streaming Information

Laney Graduate School Diploma Ceremony – Friday, May 5, 2023, 2:00 pm 

Stream LGS Diploma Ceremony Live

Register to Attend

LGS Diploma Ceremony Registration Form

  • Register by April 1.
  • Use our form to tell us that you plan to attend, and to let us know how many guests you plan to bring.
  • We need to know who will attend so we can plan the procession and other elements of the ceremony. There is no limit to the number of guests you can bring and you and your guests do not need tickets.
  • If you are a doctoral graduate, the form asks who will hood you at the ceremony.  Be sure to discuss this with your hooder before you submit the registration form.
  • This form is for the LGS ceremony only.  The Emory Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 8 will have a separate registration process.



  • On McDonough Field, following the ceremony.


  • Graduates are welcome to bring as many guests as they like. Tickets will not be required.

In case of dangerous weather

  • The ceremony will be held in in WoodPEC, and the reception will be cancelled.

The ceremony

  • The ceremony will recognize all Masters and Doctoral graduates.
  • A member of the Board of Trustees will be present to recognize the graduates.
  • Dean Arriola will deliver remarks, present awards, and recognize the graduates.
  • All graduates will have their name called and be recognized individually.
  • Doctoral graduates will be hooded by their advisor.


  • Diploma covers for all graduates will be provided at the ceremony.
  • The diplomas of spring 2023 graduates will be mailed by the Registrar's office to your diploma mailing address in OPUS. To learn more, visit the Registrar's Diploma Page. Note that all LGS graduates' diplomas will be delivered through the method listed as "Summer and Fall Graduates" delivery information.


  • Graduates who attend are expected to wear appropriate regalia.
  • Information about ordering regalia will be provided at
    • Find more information about Regalia on the Student Instructions page of the Emory commencement site.  Please note a few items:
      • The online shop will open for orders on January 31, and Master's regalia will be available for purchase in the bookstore on starting Feburary 13.
      • The Bookstore will have a grad fair on February 24.
      • Rentals and purchases need to be made by March 15, 2023.
  • Doctoral Hoods: LGS provides a hood for each doctoral graduate. It will be provided at the ceremony.

LGS Diploma Ceremony - May 5, 2023

This page is about the LGS Diploma Ceremony. LGS graduates are also eligible to participate in the University commencement ceremony on Monday, May 8. Information about that ceremony will be posted on Emory's commencement site.