Commencement

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Emory University will celebrate its 171st commencement ceremony Monday, May 9. With approximately 15,000 in attendance, the graduation ceremony — rich with pageantry and tradition — offers a unique expression of university values, including academic commitment and integrity, citizenship, leadership, service, and exceptional teaching, research and mentoring.

William Foege, MD, the renowned epidemiologist credited with devising the strategy to eradicate smallpox, will deliver the keynote address.

This page represents a collection of stories from the Emory News Center about the event and the students in the Class of 2016.


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Throwback: Class of 2016 Picture Time-lapse

During their freshman orientation at Emory University, the members of the Class of 2016 assembled on the quad in the formation of their graduation year.

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Faculty, staff honored for teaching, mentoring and more

May 17, 2018

Eleanor Main Graduate Awards honor exceptional mentors

May 16, 2018

Emory's 173rd Commencement honors outstanding Class of 2018

May 14, 2018

Photos: Oxford College Baccalaureate and Commencement

May 12, 2018

Radziminski garners undergraduate Brittain Award for social justice impact

May 11, 2018

Photos: Emory Baccalaureate

May 11, 2018

Human health expert Michelle Lampl earns Exemplary Teacher Award

May 10, 2018

Medical student's achievements include policy work on opioid epidemic

May 10, 2018

For McMullan Award winner Wei Wei Chen, art is centerpiece of life

May 10, 2018

Charles Moore receives Thomas Jefferson Award for community health service

May 10, 2018

Cuttino Award honors physicist Eric Weeks as enthusiastic mentor

May 10, 2018

Nicole Schladt receives graduate Brittain Award for advocacy, service, leadership

May 10, 2018

Photos: Coca-Cola Toast and Candlelight Crossover

May 10, 2018

Photos: Chair Rodeo readies Quad for Commencement

May 10, 2018

Emory's 173rd Commencement honors outstanding Class of 2018

May 9, 2018

Former combat medic plans nursing career to continue helping those in need

May 9, 2018

Public health graduate advocates for sex education as basic human right

May 8, 2018

Emory College scholar, community builder takes interdisciplinary pre-med path

May 8, 2018

Class orator Mehul Bhagat: Innovation comes from optimism and risk

May 8, 2018

Candler international student serves as leader, advocate for marginalized

May 8, 2018

SGA president looks to business career, while always striving to help others

May 8, 2018

At Emory, juris doctor student finds confidence to embrace excellence

May 8, 2018

Oxford student leader wins ovations in classroom, arts, campus life

May 8, 2018

Doctoral student examines role of protein TTK in breast cancer

May 8, 2018

Arts majors receive national award for achievement in creativity

May 8, 2018

Emory program for first-generation college students set to graduate first participants

May 8, 2018

Acclaimed artist Fahamu Pecou earns Emory PhD with innovative project exploring black identity

May 8, 2018

Giddens, Ono garner Eleanor Main Awards for mentoring excellence

May 16, 2017