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Graduating Students Advising

Students graduating from Emory College of Arts and Sciences and/or participating in Emory Commencement should carefully review the information below.


Graduation Requirements

Students are responsible for ensuring all graduation requirements, as listed in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences Catalog, are complete by the end of their last term in the College. Students can track their degree progress using Degree Tracker with these instructions.

Graduation Application

Students must apply to graduate. At the start of the expected graduation term, a student will receive a link to the Online Graduation Application. Students can refer to the Graduation Application Guidelines for further information, checklist, and required documents to complete the application.

The deadlines for degree application are term specific and can be found on the website for the Office of the Registrar.

Application review and certification occurs after the deadline by the Office for Undergraduate Education. Our team will only contact you if we have questions about your application.

Senior Portal

Students who plan to graduate should review the Senior Portal (login required) for information on graduation, commencement and post-graduation services. The portal will also provide personalized graduation status updates as they become available.


All Commencement program and event information is available on the University Commencement Website, which also provides information on student regalia and preparation information, local attraction information, and details of inclement weather plans in the event of poor weather conditions.

All Commencement-related communications are sent to the Emory email address for degree applicants. Students are encouraged to check their university email regularly for commencement updates, event information, and relevant logistical information.

Commencement (and the Emory College of Arts and Sciences Diploma Ceremony) for the Class of 2024 will take place on Monday, May 13, 2024.

Commencement Questions

  • Where is the Gas South Arena?

    The arena is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway , Duluth, Georgia 30097.  

  • Will parking be available?

    Yes, there is ample free parking at the arena. 

  • Which ceremony will I attend?

    Emory College graduates will attend the University and Emory College Diploma Ceremony from 8:30a.m.-1p.m.  Doors open at 7a.m. Both ceremonies will be held in the same location.  

    If you have questions about your school enrollment, contact 

  • Can I switch ceremonies?

    No. ECAS graduates may only attend the Emory College Diploma Ceremony.  

  • Do I need a ticket to attend?

    Your GradPass will be your ticket. It will be emailed on May 10th and will include information about line-upTake a screenshot of the GradPass or have it ready on your phone when you arrive. You will need this to enter the arena.  

  • Who can attend the Emory College Diploma Ceremony?

    Only graduating students and guests with tickets may attend.   

  • How many guest tickets will I receive?

    All guests who already have tickets for the University ceremony will be allowed to attend. Please ensure that you forward guest tickets from MarchingOrder to your guests. They will not be able to enter without a ticket.  

  • Will there be a live stream?

    Yes, the University ceremony and Emory College Diploma Ceremony will be live streamed. Please check the University Commencement site for details.  

  • What time should I arrive?

    Doors and line-up will begin at 7a.m. 

  • Where do I go to line-up?

    Line-up information will be included in a final details email to be sent on May 10th. It will also be included in your GradPass 

  • Will my name still be announced?

    Yes, we will still recognize each student as they cross the stage using the information provided on MarchingOrder 

  • Will I still get photos?

    Yes, we will still have a professional photographer at the diploma ceremony.  

  • I submitted an accommodation request. Who can I contact about this?

    If you have previously discussed your accommodation request with our Commencement Coordinator, Cristina Griffin, she will contact you directly. If this is a new request, please contact  

  • How far is the venue from Emory University?

    Gas South Arena is about 24 miles from campus and a 30-40 minute drive. 

  • Are there lodging accommodations close to the new venue?

    Yes, there are a number of hotels near the arena.  

  • Do I need to purchase a cap and gown?

    Yes, all Commencement participants must wear regalia. Purchase online by March 13 or in-person at the bookstore. If you have any questions, please contact Heather LaFleur at

  • How do I update my diploma address and when will I receive my diploma?

    For questions regarding your diploma, check out our diploma FAQs.