A traditional Emory bagpipe procession begins the convocation.
A faculty member holds a beaker high.
An Emory graduate holds a baton.
Faculty march in the opening procession.
An Emory dean delivers a speech.
An honored guest delivers a speech.
An honored guest delivers a speech.
President Claire E. Sterk addresses the audience.
Students watch the ceremony.
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Photos: Emory Convocation

Aug. 22, 2017

Steeped in ceremony and tradition, Emory Convocation marks the official start of the academic year.

Held Tuesday, Aug. 22, in the Woodruff Physical Education Center, the event began with a bagpipe procession of faculty, deans and other university leaders and closed with the singing of the alma mater.

Photos by Emory Photo/Video