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Full-Time MBA Schedule

2019 Emory University Commencement
MBA Events

SATURDAY May 11, 2019

5:00-8:00pm Goizueta Business School Full-time MBA Graduation Celebration and Reception
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
For all graduating full-time MBA students and their guests. Keynote speaker and student graduation speeches by the Class of 2018. Academic and community awards will be presented.  A reception for all graduates and their guests will follow.

MONDAY May 13, 2019


Graduates: It is very important that you arrive to campus by 8am. You will gather to line up inside the Math and Science Building, 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.

Following the ceremony, graduates will recess following the Marshals off the quad. All families and MBA graduates will proceed to the Goizueta Business School for a Graduation Brunch.

Graduates: Follow the Marshal who will direct you to march off the quad as a group and proceed to the Goizueta Business School for a Graduation Brunch.

Families: Join your graduate at Goizueta Business School on the Patterson Green.
Immediately following Emory University Commencement Ceremony, approximately 11am

MBA Graduation Brunch
Goizueta Business School, Patterson Green

12:30pm - 2:00pm

MBA Processional and Diploma Ceremony
Woodruff Physical Education Center

This ceremony will be webcast. 

Shuttle buses and golf carts will be available.

Graduates and Families will proceed to the Woodruff PE Center. Students will be led by staff and faculty to line up inside the WoodPEC in alphabetical order by program. Families will enter into the PE Center through the East Door, opposite the Dobbs University Center. Families will walk through the PE Center and use the central staircase to go to the first floor. The ceremony will take place inside the basketball arena.

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.

Graduates: 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. This is VERY IMPORTANT - When shaking hands be careful! The dean will be shaking over 700 hands. If you wear a ring that has a sharp surface, please remove it before the ceremony. 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.

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.

Please contact the Amy Bentley​ in the MBA Program Office with any questions.