Faculty Schedule of Events

The 2018 Rollins School of Public Health Diploma Ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 14, at McDonough Field.

On this page, you will find logistics and information that will assist you in preparing for the day of the ceremony.

Emory University Commencement Exercises:

Faculty members in full regalia are asked to line up no later than 8:30 a.m. on Commencement morning. The faculty will line up at the Anne Register Jones Courtyard (located between the Jones Center and the new Oxford Road building). The procession, led by the Atlanta Pipe Band, and Chief University Marshal Bobbie Patterson, steps off promptly at 9:00 a.m.

RSPH Diploma Ceremony:

Faculty line-up for the Rollins School of Public Health Diploma Ceremony will take place in the DUC-ling Student Dining Hall beside McDonough Field at 1:00 p.m. Please look for RSPH Student Services Staff and we will direct you to the reserved faculty seating area where you will be until Commencement begins at 1:30 p.m

Other Diploma Ceremonies across campus:

School CeremonyTime

School of Nursing

Ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. at McDonough Field

School of Medicine

Ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Glenn Memorial Auditorium

Laney Graduate School
PhD Hooding Ceremony

Ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. at Emerson Hall, Schwartz Center

  • Faculty line-up on the Mizell Bridge at 10:15 a.m.

Inclement Weather

In the case of heavy rain, the Diploma Ceremony will still be held on McDonough Field and the start time remain as 1:30 p.m.  In the case of severe weather, the Diploma Ceremony will be held at 4:15 in the Woodruff PE Center Gym.  


Academic celebrations at Emory are more remarkable when the colors and distinctiveness of faculty regalia enhance the occasions. Members of the faculty are encouraged to join colleagues, students, trustees, and guests of honor, processing in academic costume at our special ceremonies.

Please note: Faculty members who want to process in custom faculty regalia must order eight weeks in advance to ensure accuracy and timely delivery for Commencement. You may order your regalia at the Barnes & Noble at Emory Bookstore on weekdays until March 21 in order to have it available for Commencement. The bookstore may be able to obtain rental regalia for faculty who cannot receive their custom regalia by Commencement. (Contact Priscilla Velasquez at pvelasq@emory.edu)

Rental Regalia: Faculty members who want to rent regalia may do by accessing https://oakhalli.com/colleges/emoryfaculty and placing their order by March 26, 2018. 

Faculty Parents

Faculty members whose children will graduate may be able to hand diplomas to their graduates. Contact Brittney Romanson, Assistant Director of Student Life at Brittney.Romanson@emory.edu.