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Graduate and Professional School Seating for the Ceremony on the Quadrangle


Emory University’s Commencement experience comprises multiple ceremonies and events spanning five days. There is one Emory University Commencement Ceremony on the Quadrangle to which all graduating students and their guests are invited and encouraged to enjoy the pomp and circumstance of Emory’s grand Commencement processional march featuring full academic regalia, the keynote address, honorary degree presentations, the president’s address to the graduating class, and the formal group conferral of all student degrees earned. Additionally, each school hosts its own formal recognition ceremony, also a cap-and-gown event, hosted by the school’s dean, where students are called forward by name to be individually recognized.

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All students and guests are invited and encouraged to participate in the Emory University Commencement Ceremony on the Quadrangle on Monday. Given that the Graduate and Professional school Degree Candidate Recognition Ceremonies are held on the days prior to the University Commencement Ceremony, those degree candidates who also wish to participate in the Emory University Commencement Ceremony will join the other graduate and professional degree candidates to march, sit, and be recognized collectively by President Sterk, the Dean of your school, and representatives of the faculty as Emory’s master’s and doctoral degree recipients. 

All graduate and professional degree candidates who wish to participate in the Emory University Commencement Ceremony will need to register to attend in order to reserve a place in the march and a seat on the Quadrangle. This is a two-step registration and verification system. You will be contacted by email to confirm your registration prior to Commencement.

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