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Monday, May 8, 2017
The information below describes events planned for fair weather (the weather typical for May in Atlanta). In case we experience inclement weather, please refer to the Inclement Weather information.

9:00 - 10:45 a.m.  

The 172nd Commencement Exercises of Emory University

The Quadrangle
We recommend that guests arrive on campus at 7:00 a.m. to avoid area congestion. Students line up at 8:00 a.m.  The grand academic procession begins at 9:00 a.m. featuring a pipe & drum band, the faculty of the University, the Board of Trustees, the deans and vice presidents, and award recipients. Degree candidates, marching behind banners and led by faculty marshals, enter the Quadrangle from all four corners.  Members of corpus cordis aureum (alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago) also march in the procession. President Claire E. Sterk, Emory's twentieth president, presides over the exercises.  The ceremony includes the Commencement speaker, the conferral of Honorary Degrees and awards, and the conferral of degrees en masse. Degree candidates rise and are presented as a school by their academic dean and are represented on-stage by student marshals. At the conclusion of the ceremony the degree candidates are marched to school-hosted diploma ceremonies and receptions at the locations and times listed below. The Emory College of Arts and Sciences new graduates remain on the Quadrangle for their diploma ceremony which begins shortly thereafter.

View the Planning Your Visit section of this website for important parking/shuttle information, maps, and other information. This ceremony (and the Emory College of Arts and Sciences diploma ceremony) are webcast live, available for viewing on Emory Television Channel 28.1(QAM), simulcast in rooms 206, 207, and 208 of White Hall and at various locations on campus.

Contact: Office of University Events, commencement@emory.edu

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11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.  

School of Medicine MD Diploma Ceremony

Glenn Memorial Auditorium
1660 N. Decatur Road, NE, Atlanta, GA  30322

Interim Dean David S. Stephens presides in honor of the Class of 2017. Recognition of honors, dual degrees, class accomplishments and the Hippocratic Oath are highlighted.

Arrangements for seating for guests with special disability needs are made through the Office of Medical Education and Student Affairs.

Tickets are required and are distributed to the degree candidates in late April.

Live video will be available.

Contact: Mary Kaye Garcia 404-727-5655

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11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.  

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Diploma Ceremony

Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building (WHSCAB) Auditorium
1440 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA  30322

Graduates and their guests proceed to the ceremony from the Quadrangle. Reception immediately following the diploma ceremony in WHSCAB Plaza. Tickets are required and are distributed to the degree candidates in early May.

Contact: Ella Pollard, 404-712-5687

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

Genetic Counseling Training Program Diploma Ceremony

Whitehead Auditorium, Whitehead Biomedical Research Bldg.
615 Michael Street, NE, Atlanta, GA  30322

Graduates and their guests proceed to the ceremony from the Quadrangle. Reception immediately following the diploma ceremony in the lobby adjoining the auditorium.

ContactCathy Jackson, 404.727.2931

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

Medical Imaging Program Diploma Pre-Reception and Diploma Ceremony

Harland Cinema, Dobbs University Center
605 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA  30322

Graduates and their guests proceed to the reception in the Winship Ballroom, Dobbs University Center, from the Quadrangle. The diploma ceremony will immediately follow the reception at 12:30 p.m. in the Harland Cinema, Dobbs University Center. Tickets are not required.

Contact: Candice McLean, 404-712-1160 

1:15 p.m.  

School of Medicine MD Degree Reception

James B. Williams Medical Education Building
100 Woodruff Circle, Atlanta, GA  30322

For graduates, guests, faculty, and staff - a lunch reception will immediately follow the 11:00 a.m. Doctor of Medicine Diploma ceremony. Several M.D. graduates will receive a promotion in the military and their ceremony will be held during the reception.

Contact: Mary Kaye Garcia 404-727-5655

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