Emory Commencement Weekend & Corpus Cordis Aureum

Members of Corpus Cordis Aureum

Emory Commencement Weekend honorees span generations… those who graduated 50 years ago to our graduating seniors. And, of course, all Emory alumni in-between are welcome to celebrate Emory Commencement Weekend.

Emory Commencement Weekend begins on Thursday evening when graduating seniors cross over the Houston Mill bridge from the Emory Conference Center to the Miller-Ward Alumni House, symbolizing their transition from students to alumni. Emory Weekend really kicks into gear on Friday night at the Torch and Trumpet Soiree, a fabulous dance party and reception for graduating students, their family, and friends. Saturday is highlighted by food, friends and music at the Emory Commencement Weekend Block Party.

Emory Commencement Weekend also features core events designed especially for graduates celebrating their 50-year class reunions and for earlier classes. Several schools will celebrate their formal 50-Year reunion during Emory Commencement Weekend in May, along with induction into Corpus Cordis Aureum.

Corpus Cordis Aureum, Latin for “The Golden Corps of the Heart,” is a special group of alumni who are inducted into the organization at a special event on the Sunday prior to Commencement. At that time, each new member is given a specially commissioned medallion.

Next, all members of the Corpus Cordis Aureum are invited to participate in the University Commencement ceremonies on Monday on the Quadrangle. Clad in gold robes, the group marches in the processional together and sits up front in the reserved-seating section. During the ceremonies, the group stands and is recognized, symbolizing all those Emory alumni who have graduated 50 or more years ago.

Other events include classical concerts, campus tours, and more. Emory Commencement Weekend is an event that you cannot miss!  We invite you to follow the links on the right to further explore these alumni events.