Congratulations Class of 2024 Graduates!

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LGS Diploma Ceremony

  • Date: Friday, May 10
  • Time: 1 - 3 pm 
  • Commencement is now ticketed. If guests do not have tickets, they will not be permitted entry. More details to come. Please watch your email for updates.
  • The ceremony will be live streamed
  • The ceremony is for all Laney Graduate School graduates who received their degrees in Summer 2023 or Fall 2023, or who will receive it in Spring 2024

Attention LGS Diploma Ceremony Participants:

New Location: LGS Diploma Ceremony will be held at The Gas South District (home to the Gas South Arena and Convention Center) located in Duluth, Georgia in Gwinnett County. The address is 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097.

  • Upon arrival, the LGS Ceremony will be in the Exhibit Hall, which is part of the Convention Center.

On the day of:

  • Students, Faculty and Staff will need to bring their Emory ID for entry
  • Clear bags (maximum size 12" x 12" x 6") or small clutch (maximum size 6½" x 4½")
  • Free onsite parking
  • Guest entry requires a ticket

Visit the Commencement 2024 Website for more details

LGS Diploma Ceremony Streaming Information

Laney Graduate School Diploma Ceremony – Friday, May 10, 2024, 1:00 pm 

Stream LGS Diploma Ceremony Live


  • Friday, May 10, following the ceremony outside of the Exhibit Hall where commencement is held. 

The ceremony

  • The ceremony will recognize all Masters and Doctoral 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 2024 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.


Dates still subject to confirmation and/or change.

  • 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 13, 2024.
  • Doctoral Hoods: LGS provides a hood for each doctoral graduate. It will be provided at the ceremony.

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.

Photos provided by: Bita Honarvar