2018 Emory University Commencement
Goizueta Business School Activities
Additional Events including Class Day, Alumni Reception, Concerts, Campus Tours, Baccalaureate Service and Brunch are listed on the Emory Commencement Website.
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FRIDAY, May 11, 2018
Reception to follow in Brooks Commons
The Baccalaureate service is a gathering for Emory seniors, campus faith leaders and Emory administrators to collectively reflect upon and celebrate the Class of 2018's college experience during the past four years. Inspired by our diverse community, Emory University's Baccalaureate service is a multi-religious common space of reflection through expressions of art, song, spoken word, and dance, jointly developed by students and university faith leaders. Seniors should wear gowns, caps not required. Light reception to follow in Brooks Commons. Seniors, please click here to RSVP.
Arrive at Cannon Chapel shortly before 4:30 p.m. for seating, wearing gown encouraged (caps optional). Service begins at 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Commencement Coordinator, 404.727.6022
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018
Goizueta Business School BBA Graduation Celebration and Reception
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
This exciting event includes honors and awards, the commencement
address, senior superlatives, performances, and a speech from the class orator,
plus a great party to follow. You will not want to miss this!
No tickets required for either
event. Seating for the Ceremony will be first come, first served and overflow
viewing will be available at Goizueta. Overflow viewing will have light
refreshments available and is an ideal environment for individuals with young
children or who may have limitations preventing sitting comfortably for the
duration a 2+ hour program.
MONDAY, May 14, 2018
Graduates: You must be at the Main Quad to line up
in alphabetical order by program by 7:45am. You will gather on the sidewalk
between White Hall and the Atwood and Emerson Chemistry Buildings by
program (BBA and MPA), get in alphabetical order and march in at the
appropriate time following our faculty marshals. There will be staff
members to help you get assembled.
Families: Please find a seat on the main quad when
you arrive. You may want to look in the graduation program to figure out
where the Business School will be seated on the quad. If you received
passes for special seating for guests, ask an usher for directions.
Emory University Ceremony (for all programs)
For more details on the Emory University Ceremony, click here. This ceremony will be webcast.
Transition to the Goizueta Business School BBA Diploma Ceremony
the ceremony, graduates will recess following the Marshals off the
quad. All families and graduates need to come to the Woodruff PE Center
after the University Graduation for the Goizueta BBA Diploma Ceremony.
Graduates: Follow the Marshal who will direct you to
march off the quad as a group and proceed to the track at the PE
Center. You will gather there in alphabetical order and march in at the
appropriate time following our faculty marshals.
Families: When you are on the Quad, you will be
facing the stage. You are also facing the gym, although you can't see it
because there are buildings in the way. There will be signs directing
you to the East or West Entrances to the Woodruff PE Center. You can get
to the gym in the following ways:
- Walk past the stage to the right. Turn left and take the stairs down to the track beside the Woodruff PE Center.
- There are shuttles buses running. You can take the D shuttle from
the front of the Administration Building to the Woodruff PE Center.
- If you have a special seating reservation, you may take a golf cart
to the ceremony. We will have two golf carts that hold 8 people each.
They will be running from the area between the Carlos Museum and the
Administration Building to the Gym. This is on a space available basis.
- To walk with a wheel chair from the Quad to the Gym: Facing the
stage, exit the Quad from the front right corner. Follow the sidewalk.
Turn left onto the road in front of Cox Hall (clock tower). Pass the
stop sign. Continue on the road. Turn left on the next road which is the
entrance to the Woodruff PE Center. Follow the ramp to the elevator.
Take the elevator down to the first floor.
Proceed into Woodruff PE Center. The Arena is on the first floor. Please
take a program and find a seat. In the program, there is a diagram of
the student seating, so your family may want to sit where they will be
closest to you. There will be a professional photographer taking
pictures of each student as he or she receives a diploma. Please remain
seated for the entire ceremony.BBA Diploma CeremonyGeorge W. Woodruff Physical Education CenterApproximately 11am
Reception immediately following in the Jenkins Courtyard of the Goizueta Business School. No tickets required.
Shuttle buses and golf carts will be available.
To get your diploma, your row will be
directed to stand up by the marshals. You walk to the right side of the
stage and hand your index card to the person at the podium. You
immediately start up the stairs. You should be on the edge of the stage
when your name is read. You will shake hands with the Dean and receive
your diploma. Please be gentle in shaking hands, the dean needs to shake
hands with over 600 people! A professional photographer will take your
picture. You will then return to your seat and sit down. At the
conclusion of the ceremony, you will be dismissed and you and your
family are invited to the BBA Program Reception on the Patterson Green
at Goizueta Business School. BBA Champagne Brunch Reception Goizueta Business School, Patterson GreenImmediately following BBA Diploma Ceremony
Graduates and their families are invited to join Goizueta Faculty and Staff for a reception.
Please refer to the Goizueta Commencement Website for the rain plan. Information is also available at the Emory University Commencement Website.
Please note the deadline for returning the Request for special services for graduates and guests with disabilities postcard is late April. Click here for more information. Requests after the published date will not be accommodated.
In the Spring, students and their families will receive an invitation for the receptions.
If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Lowy in the BBA Program Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404)727-2713