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Commencement Celebration

Join us in welcoming Emory's Class of 2022 to the Emory Alumni Association!

Commencement weekend is marked with several activities for our alumni community to take part in the celebration. All alumni are welcome to join us in celebrating our graduates and their entry into the world of Emory alumni!

We're sharing our event highlights here, but you can view the full schedule of alumni activities through Commencement by visiting our event registration page. 

Thursday, May 5 Class Day Crossover

Thursday, May 5 // 7-9 ET // Emory Student Center

You’re invited to an exclusive Class Day Crossover Emory Community Reception and Celebration with alumni, faculty, staff, trustees, and members of the Emory community before we cheer on the graduating class of 2022 during the Crossover procession.

Then, we’ll give them a warm welcome as the Emory Alumni Association’s newest members with a Coca-Cola Toast on McDonough Field. Help us show that our strong alumni network supports and roots for them wherever they may go! Enjoy free appetizers, wine, and beer on us, bring some Emory friends, and relive all your favorite Emory memories.

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A diverse group of students standing together holding lit candles together in the air.

Saturday, May 7 Emory at Atlanta United

Saturday, May 7 // 3:30-8 pm ET // Pre-match tailgate at 3:30 p.m. + kick-off at 6 p.m.

Celebrate the Class of 2022 at Emory Night at Mercedes Benz Stadium where we’ll cheer on the Atlanta United FC. The electric atmosphere of an Atlanta United match is the perfect opportunity to socialize with alumni or simply to catch the beloved Five Stripes in action. All alumni, recent graduates, and their families are welcome to this exclusive event and discounted tickets are available.

Join us for a free pre-match tailgate in The Home Depot Backyard parking lot prior to kickoff. 

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Atlanta United logo

MONDAY, MAY 9

Tyler Perry Comes to Emory

Monday, May 9 from 8:30-10:00am ET
Emory University Commencement Ceremony ft. Keynote Speaker: Tyler Perry 

Enjoy a livestream of the pomp and circumstance of Emory’s 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. Emory's twenty-first president, President Gregory L. Fenves, presides over the event. The ceremony will feature keynote speaker Tyler Perry, the Georgia-based entertainment entrepreneur, visionary, and creative force.

Reunions and Celebrations

Bringing alumni back to campus is one our favorite ways to put you in touch with classmates and other members of the Emory community! This year, we are are celebrating three groups with featured events special for alumni who are part of the Society of Corpus Cordis Aureum, members of the classes of 1970, 1971, 1972, and legacy graduating seniors.

The Society of Corpus Cordis Aureum (SCCA)

The Society of Corpus Cordis Aureum is a special group comprised of alumni who graduated from Emory 50 or more years ago. These alumni are invited to participate in a meaningful induction ceremony and also have the honor of participating in the Commencement Procession on the Quadrangle.

  • The Cherry Emerson Memorial Alumni Concert Honoring the Society of Corpus Cordis Aureum
    Sunday, May 8 | 1:30–2:30pm ET
    Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
  • The Society of Corpus Cordis Aureum Medallion Ceremony and Jake's Golden Heart Recognition
    Sunday, May 8 | 3–4:30pm ET
    Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
  • The Society of Corpus Cordis Aureum Breakfast and Robing
    Monday, May 9 | 6:30–10:30am ET
    Candler Library Matheson Reading Room
     


50-Year Reunions: College & BBA Classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972

Inviting the Classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972 to celebrate and make new memories with old friends!

  • 50-Year College & BBA Reunion Celebration
    Saturday, May 7 from 6:30–9:30pm ET
    Emory Conference Center Hotel, Silverbell Pavilion
  • The Cherry Emerson Memorial Alumni Concert, Honoring the Society of Corpus Cordis Aureum
    Sunday, May 8 from 1:30–2:30pm ET
    Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
  • The Society of Corpus Cordis Aureum Medallion Ceremony and Jake's Golden Heart Recognition
    Sunday, May 8 from 3:00–4:30pm ET
    Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
  • The Society of Corpus Cordis Aureum Breakfast and Robing
    Monday, May 9 from 6:30–10:30am ET
    Candler Library Matheson Reading Room
     


Oxford College Commencement and Reunion Activities

  • Oxford College Continuee Reception 
    Thursday, May 5 from 3:00–5:00pm ET 
    Atlanta Campus Location TBA
  • Oxford College 50th Reunions Dinner and Medallion Ceremony (Classes of 1970, 1971 and 1972)
    Friday, May 6 from 6:00–8:30pm ET
    Oxford College Student Center
  • Oxford College 50th Reunions Luncheon and Social Event (Classes of 1970, 1971 and 1972) 
    Saturday, May 7 from 12:00–4:00pm ET 
    Oxford College Organic Farm
  • Oxford College 50th Reunions Commencement Ceremony (Classes of 1970, 1971 and 1972)
    Saturday, May 7 from 10:00–11:30am ET
    Oxford College Quadrangle

More details on Oxford Reunion activities
Oxford College Commencement webpage



School of Nursing Commencement and Reunion Activities

All Nursing School alumni will enjoy connecting with current students and the Dean of the Nursing School during Commencement activities. 50th reunion alumni can also look forward to reconnecting with classmates from the BSN Class of 1972.

  • School of Nursing 50-Year Reunion Welcome and Hospitality Breakfast
    Saturday, May 7 from 9:00-10:30am ET
    School of Nursing 4th Floor, Room 400
  • School of Nursing Student-Led Tour
    Saturday, May 7 from 10:30-11:30am ET
    School of Nursing Plaza Lobby (Ground Floor)
  • 1970-2022: Conversations in Nursing with Emory Nursing Faculty & Students
    Saturday, May 7 from 11:30am-12:30pm ET
    School of Nursing 2nd Floor, Room 276
  • School of Nursing 50-Year Reunion Celebration Lunch with Dean Dr. Linda McCauley 79MN
    Saturday, May 7 from 12:30-2:00pm ET
    School of Nursing 4th Floor, Room 400
  • Emory Nursing Learning Center Hard-Hat Tour
    Sunday, May 8 from 10:30am-12:00pm ET
    Emory Nursing Learning Center, Decatur, GA
     


School of Theology Commencement Activities 

  • Candler Graduate Recognition Ceremony
    Saturday, May 7 from 9:00-10:30am ET
    Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church Sanctuary
  • Candler Graduate Celebration Brunch
    Saturday, May 7 from 11:00am-1:00pm ET
    Rita Anne Rollins Building- Candler School of Theology
     


Emory Legacy Program: Legacy Medallion Ceremony

The Emory Alumni Association invites graduating Legacy students (with a parent, grandparent, and/or sibling alum relationship) and their families to a special ceremony recognizing their connection to the university. By invitation only. Contact: Emily Swan, emily.swan@emory.edu

The 2022 Legacy Medallion Ceremony
Saturday, May 7 from 9:00-11:00am ET
The Schwartz Center