Commencement 2016 is on Monday, May 9, 2016! Spring term graduates are required to participate in the Spring Commencement exercises. Students graduating in the spring who feel they have reason to graduate "in absentia" must submit a request in writing to their school dean before Commencement. The dean will rule on this request and inform both the student and the Office of the Registrar of the ruling.
Feel free to download the 2016 Emory University Commencement Guide.
On Commencement day, all diplomas will be distributed by the students’ respective school, except for Emory College who will pick up their diplomas after the Emory College ceremony. Diplomas will only be available for pick-up until 3:00 p.m. on Commencement day. If you do not wish to pick-up your diploma, your diploma will be mailed to your Diploma Address after degrees are certified. Information regarding diploma pick up locations will be available at a later date.
The Office of the Registrar will order another diploma with the appropriate honors notation after Commencement. The honors diploma will be mailed to the student’s diploma address; therefore, it is important for all students to update their diploma address in OPUS.
Diploma Address and Diploma Email Address
It is important to have a current diploma mailing and email address on file in case we need to mail your diploma after Commencement or contact you post-graduation. For instructions, click here.
Student Name on Diploma
Emory University will print the student's official name on the diploma at the time of graduation. The full name will be used. The student's name is recorded as submitted at the time of application for admission. Variations of the student's official name of record will not be permitted on the diploma.
Students wishing an alternate name on their diploma were encouraged to submit an official name change form. The name change deadline has passed. At this time, in order to receive a diploma with a different name, students will have to submit a diploma replacement request through our Online Ordering Service. The cost of a replacement diploma is $50.For more information, please review the University's policy on student name changes http://policies.emory.edu/10.1.