Commencement


In 2020, the Laney Graduate School will conduct one graduation celebration for all graduates. Time and locations are listed below; more details and guidelines will be posted in the spring. 

Continue reading for information about:

  • LGS Degree Candidate Recognition Ceremony (Sunday, May 10, 2020)
  • LGS Graduation Reception for All Degree Recipients (Sunday, May 10, 2020)
  • Emory University Commencement Ceremony on the Quadrangle (Monday, May 11, 2020)
  • Diploma Information -- including your name on the Diploma
  • Graduation Regalia 

LGS Degree Candidate Recognition Ceremony

  • Sunday, May 10, 2020
  • 11:00 am
  • Woodruff Physical Education Center (WoodPEC)
  • All students, master's or doctoral, who received a degree during the preceding academic year (summer term 2019, fall term 2019 or spring term 2020) are eligible to participate.
  • At this ceremony, doctoral graduates will be "hooded" (the Dean and the graduate's advisor place the doctoral hood on the graduate), and all graduates will receive diploma covers. The actual diplomas will be mailed; scroll down for important information about diplomas. 

LGS Graduation Reception for All Degree Recipients

All degree recipients are invited to attend this reception along with their families and guests.  LGS staff and faculty are also invited.

  • Sunday, May 10, 2020
  • Immediately following the Ceremony, at the Emory Student Center. We anticipate this will start at 12:30 pm or slightly later, and end at 2:30 pm.

Emory University Commencement Ceremony on the Quadrangle

  • Emory's Commencement takes place each year at the end of spring semester.  In 2020, the commencement ceremony will take place on May 11 in the Emory Quadrangle from 8:30–10:15 am. 
  • All LGS students, master's or doctoral, who received a degree during the academic year (summer term 2019, fall term 2019 or spring term 2020) and their guests are invited and encouraged to participate in the Emory University Commencement Ceremony on Monday. Given that the LGS Degree Candidate Recognition Ceremony is held on the Sunday prior, those degree candidates who also wish to participate in the Emory University Commencement Ceremony will join the other graduate and professional degree candidates to march, sit, and be recognized collectively by President Sterk, Dean Tedesco, and representatives of the faculty as Emory’s master’s and doctoral degree recipients.
  • If you wish to participate in the Emory University Commencement Ceremony on Monday, you need to register to attend in order to reserve a place in the march and a seat on the Quadrangle. 

Diploma Information

  • All graduates who participate in the diploma ceremony will receive an Emory diploma cover from the Dean at the ceremony.
  • The actual diplomas of spring 2020 graduates will be mailed by the Registrar's office to your diploma mailing address in OPUS.  (Diplomas for graduates from summer 2019 and fall 2019 have already been mailed.)
  • 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.
    • Make sure your diploma mailing address in OPUS is correct, so your diploma will arrive where you are.
    • Make sure your name in OPUS is exactly as you would like it to appear on your diploma.
    • On the Diploma page, scroll down to read about "Student Name on Diploma."

Graduation Regalia

  • The Emory Commencement site has information about regalia.  
  • For doctoral graduates, LGS provides the hood.  All other items need to be rented, purchased or borrowed by the graduating student.