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Commencement enhancements planned

By Beverly Clark | Emory Report | Jan. 18, 2013

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The Quadrangle will once again be center of pomp and circumstance for Emory’s 168th Commencement ceremony, scheduled for Monday, May 13. The keynote speaker and honorary degree recipients are expected to be announced by late February.

Commencement has drawn nearly 15,000 guests to campus in recent years. While tradition will reign during the event, Michael Kloss, executive director of university events, says improvements planned for this year include expanded rain alternatives, guest comfort improvements, and enhanced audio-visual and accessibility capabilities on the Quad. 

The overall length of the Emory College diploma ceremony (held on the Quad after the central ceremony) is likely to be reduced due to potential enhancements of the diploma presentation process, he says.

Oxford College’s commencement ceremony will be Saturday, May 11.

Visit emory.edu/commencement for updates and more information on related events like Emory Commencement Weekend.