Diploma


Spring Commencement


Commencement 2014 is on Monday, May 12, 2014! 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.

Diploma Distribution

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 Commencement ceremony.  Additional information regarding diploma pickup loacation will be available soon.

Honor Diplomas (undergraduate students)

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 are advised to consider an official name change (deadline for name changes is Friday, April 11, 2014).

For more information, please review the University's policy on student name changes http://policies.emory.edu/10.1.

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