Spring graduates are required to participate in the Spring Commencement exercises. Spring graduates may receive their diplomas after the Commencement ceremony. 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.
Diplomas not distributed after Commencement will be mailed to the diploma address listed in OPUS after degrees have been certified. Students should update OPUS with the most current address and email information, as this will be where you will receive all commencement information.
The Office of the Registrar will order another diploma, with the appropriate honors notation, after degrees have been certified and we receive the official honor recipient list from schools. The honor diploma will be mailed, by U.S. Postal Service, to your diploma address in OPUS. Please allow eight to ten weeks processing time, after your conferral date, to receive your new diploma. Honor diplomas are ordered for the following schools: Emory College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business (undergraduates only), School of Nursing (undergraduates only), School of Medicine, and School of Law.