Inclement Weather Schedule

Inclement Weather Plan

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY EVENTS

Most weekend events take place rain or shine.

MONDAY EVENTS

The Monday all-schools Quadrangle ceremony takes place as scheduled under light-rain ("umbrella-friendly") conditions.  Guests are encouraged to be aware of the potential for rain, dress accordingly (including appropriate footwear for walking on wet grass), and bring a small umbrella and/or poncho.

Important note: If the weather forecast calls for rain on Sunday night or Monday morning, we strongly encourage you to check the website (www.emory.edu) or the weather hotline at 404-727-1234 after 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening so that you will know when/where to arrive on Monday morning. Be aware that some events start earlier under the inclement weather schedule than the regular schedule to accommodate the higher demand on indoor venues. Other events may be delayed which could impact Monday evening travel plans.

If inclement weather is expected, the University may activate the inclement weather schedule below. Once the schedule is activated it will remain in effect even if weather conditions improve.  In the event that conditions deteriorate, additional contingency plans may be announced. 

INCLEMENT WEATHER SCHEDULE

ALL-SCHOOLS QUADRANGLE CEREMONY

All students and their guests except for those in Emory College of Arts and Sciences are to report to their diploma ceremonies as listed below. For these students and their families, the keynote speaker and other central ceremony elements will be available for viewing on video screens at McDonough Field, the Quadrangle, and on the Commencement website.  

EMORY COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Woodruff Physical Education Center (WoodPEC)
8:00 a.m.
Emory College of Arts and Sciences students line up inside WoodPEC by 7:00 a.m. (note the earlier start time!). Their ticketed guests proceed to the gym for an abbreviated main ceremony followed by the conferral of Emory College diplomas.

SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY*
Glenn Auditorium
11:00 a.m.

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

M.D. Program
Glenn Memorial Auditorium
8:00 a.m.

Physical Therapy Program
Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building (WHSCAB) Auditorium
9:00 a.m.

Medical Imaging Program
Harland Cinema, Alumni Memorial University Center (AMUC)
9:00 a.m.

Genetic Counseling Training Program
Whitehead Biomedical Research Bldg., Whitehead Auditorium
9:00 a.m.

BUSINESS SCHOOL

 

Bachelor of Business Administration Program
Woodruff Physical Education Center (WoodPEC)
11:30 a.m.

Master of Business Administration Programs*

Woodruff Physical Education Center (WoodPEC)

1:30 p.m.

LANEY GRADUATE SCHOOL
N/A Ceremony indoors on Sunday.

LAW SCHOOL
N/A Ceremony indoors on Sunday.

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Woodruff Physical Education Center (WoodPEC)
3:30 p.m. 

SCHOOL OF NURSING *
Glenn Memorial Auditorium
1:00 p.m.
 

* These schools/programs have a pre-reception at their buildings prior to the diploma ceremony. See school-specific details for timing.