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School of Medicine Commencement

Emory School of Medicine Commencement

On Monday, May 11, we will celebrate the 170th commencement exercises of Emory University. The days leading up to that day are filled with events and celebrations.

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Monday, May 11, 2014

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 page on the main Commencement website.

8:00 - 9:45 a.m.

The 170th Commencement Exercises of Emory University
The Quadrangle

Students line up at 7:15 a.m.  The grand academic procession begins at 8:00 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 James W. Wagner, Emory's nineteenth president, presides over the exercises.  The ceremony includes the Commencement speaker, author/activist Sir Salman Rushdie, 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. On commencement day the central ceremony and the ECAS diploma ceremony may be viewed on the web at www.emory.edu/commencement.

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10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Physical Therapy Program Diploma Ceremony
Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building (WHSCAB) Auditorium

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

10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m

School of Medicine Diploma Ceremony
Glenn Memorial Auditorium

Dean Christian P. Larsen presides in honor of the Class of 2015. 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. 

Contact: Mary Kaye Garcia 404.727.5655 

10:30 a.m. -
noon

Medical Imaging Program Diploma Ceremony
Harland Cinema, Dobbs University Center

Graduates and their guests proceed to the ceremony from the Quadrangle. Reception immediately following the diploma ceremony in Winship Ballroom, Dobbs University Center. Tickets are required and are distributed to the degree candidates in early May

Contact: Candice McLean, 404.712.1160

10:30 a.m. -
noon

Genetic Counseling Training Program Diploma Ceremony
Whitehead Auditorium, Whitehead Biomedical Research Bldg.

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

Contact: Christi Bell, 404.727.5979

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

School of Medicine Reception
James B. Williams Medical Education Building

For doctor of medicine degree candidates and their families.

Contact: Mary Kaye Garcia 404.727.5655



Additional Events

Selected Commencement events open to SoM graduates and/or their families. For a complete list of events, see the official Schedule of Commencement Events.

Friday, May 8, 2014

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

International Graduation Recognition Ceremony
Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building (WHSCAB), Auditorium

The Office of International Student Life and Emory Alumni Association will host this new International Graduation Recognition Ceremony.  Students must sign up to participate in a special recognition ceremony that all families and friends are welcome to attend.  There is a fee to attend. 

Please click here for details and to register.

Contact: Office of International Student Life