Laney Graduate School

laney graduate school

Homecoming 2014 is September 19-21. Check back in summer 2014 for more information.

The schedule below is from Homecoming Weekend 2013.

Thursday, September 26

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Biology Graduate Reunion Welcome Reception | La Tagliatelle, Emory Point, 1540 Avenue Place
The Laney Graduate School (LGS), in collaboration with alumni hosts Dr. Paul Orser 71G 74G and Drs. Kent 74G and Marsha Rhodes 74G, invite all LGS Alumni who graduated between 1969 and 1980 to join us for our first ever Biology Graduate Reunion! Celebrate and reconnect with your classmates, meet current students and faculty, and visit with retired members of the Biology Department. The reunion will begin on Thursday evening with a welcome reception at the new Emory Point. Total cost is $50 for Biology Graduate Reunion Weekend activities · Contact: Robin Harpak, 404.712.9341 or email

Friday, September 27

Biology Graduate Reunion Luncheon
Total cost is $50 for Biology Graduate Reunion Weekend activities · Contact: Robin Harpak, 404.712.9341 or email

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Conversation with Dean Tedesco and Daniel Denecke, Associate Vice President, Programs and Best Practices for the Council of Graduate Schools | Psychology Building (PAIS290)
Alumni, students, and faculty are welcome to join us as we discuss pathways for PhDs, how Laney Graduate School is aligning with the best practices environments needed for the successful launch of our students, and how this all connects to an institution's goals for increased eminence in general. No charge · Registration requested · Contact: Robin Harpak, 404.712.9341 or email

6:00 p.m. | 4th Annual Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS) Awards Banquet | Druid Hills Golf Club, 740 Clifton Rd NE  Atlanta 
The 4th Annual Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS) Awards Banquet honors the achievements of the GDBBS students and faculty. Join us as we celebrate faculty, staff, and students who make the GDBBS among the most successful programs in modern biological and biomedical research and a true model for interdisciplinary training. Invitation only · No charge · Registration required · Contact: Robin Harpak, 404.712.9341 or email

7:00 - 11:00 p.m. | Division of Educational Studies Alumni Homecoming Dinner | Winship Ballroom, Dobbs University Center
The Division of Educational Studies welcomes alumni to a dinner during Homecoming Weekend. Join us to meet current students and faculty and reconnect with your Emory experience and friends. The dinner and a conference during the day will celebrate the legacy of 50 plus years of the DES.  $30 per person · Parking: Fishburne Deck or Peavine Visitors’ Lot · Contact: Norma Chinnery, 404.727.0613 or

Saturday, September 28

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Division of Educational Studies Alumni Legacy Lecture | N. Decatur Building, 5th Floor Auditorium
The Division of Educational Studies welcomes alumni to "Carrying the Mission of Urban Education Forward," a lecture by Dr. Jackie Irvine, followed by lunch. $10 per person · Parking: South Lowergate Parking Deck · Contact: Norma Chinnery, 404.727.0613  or

Spirit Day!

Show your Emory Pride by wearing your Emory T-Shirt!  Don’t have one? Don’t worry! Stop by the Homecoming Hospitality Center at the Peavine Parking Deck and we will give you a shirt boasting your alma mater. And don’t miss these traditional University-wide events that promote Emory spirit, community, and energy! Open to all · No charge · Registration required · Parking: All campus parking lots and decks will be open, but Peavine is the most convenient. Contact: Gloria Grevas, 404.727.1911 or

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Back to Class
These two panels will run concurrently.
A Global Dilemma: Our Health and the Environment
| Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 102
Advances in industry and technology have made our lives safer, yet they have also created potential dangers. Health is linked to the places in which we live, the water that we drink, and the air that we breathe; therefore environmental exposures have a direct impact on our physical well-being. Emory faculty who are leaders in researching this topic will examine how environmental threats are affecting our health, their impact on our policies and healthcare system, and the ways we can strike a balance between economic growth and a healthy world.
A View from the Top: Lessons in Leadership
| Emory Law School, Tull Auditorium, Gambrell Hall
Hear from Emory alumni in the public and private sectors who will offer personal perspectives as leaders in today’s global economy, describe their own career paths, and offer advice on how others may meet the challenges and opportunities that successful leadership requires.

11:00 a.m. | Homecoming Soccer Game | Woodruff PE Center
Cheer on the Emory Eagles Men’s Soccer as they take on Millsaps.

11:30 a.m. | "Emory Street Eats" Food Truck Park | Asbury Circle/Cox Hall Bridge
All are welcome for a Homecoming lunch on Asbury Circle. Guests may purchase from some of Atlanta’s hottest new mobile food vendors. Families and children welcome! Pay for food at each truck, complimentary Coca-Cola beverages available.

1:00 p.m. | Homecoming Festival & Parade | McDonough Field & Asbury Circle
Cheer on your former residence hall, fraternity, sorority, or Campus Life organization at Emory’s annual Big, Bold, Blue, and Gold Homecoming Parade!

1:30 p.m. | Homecoming Soccer Game | Woodruff PE Center
Cheer on the Emory Eagles Women’s Soccer as they take on Rhodes.

2:30 p.m. | Homecoming Concert · Featuring DISPATCH | McDonough Field

Sunday, September 29

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Golden Alumni Brunch | Miller-Ward Alumni House
Graduates of all of Emory's schools and units who graduated more than 50 years ago are invited to come together to celebrate and connect with each other. Registration requested · Attire: Casual · Contact: Kate Lawlor, 404.712.0464 or