50th Reunion and Commencement

2014 Corpus Cordis Aureum & 50th Reunion for the Class of 1964

Mark your calendar for the 2014 Emory University Graduation and Corpus Cordis Aureum Weekend - May 10-12, 2014.

Corpus Cordis Aureum, which is Latin for the golden corps of the heart, celebrates Emory alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago.

Two of Emory Commencement Weekend's signature events are designed especially for alumni celebrating their 50-year class reunions as well as those from earlier classes. On Commencement Sunday, Corpus Cordis Aureum (CCA) inducts new members at a ceremony at the Miller-Ward Alumni House. Each new inductee will receive a specially commissioned medallion to keep and wear at all future Corpus Cordis Aureum activities.

On Commencement Monday, all members of Corpus Cordis Aureum, including previous inductees, are invited to march during the University's Commencement procession. Clad in gold robes donned during a breakfast reception in Candler Library, Corpus Cordis Aureum members enter the quadrangle with the graduating class and sit at the front in the VIP section. During the ceremony, Corpus Cordis Aureum is invited to stand and be recognized, symbolizing all Emory alumni who have graduated prior to the graduating class.

On Saturday, May 10, the School of Nursing is planning a special day of activities for nursing's 50th reunion.  We invite you back to campus during this time to reconnect with each other, see changes within the school, and celebrate Emory and the nursing profession. 

For more information about the Corpus Cordis Aureum program, click here.

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2013 Corpus Cordis Aureum & 50th Reunion Recap

The 2013 Corpus Cordis Aureum and Graduation Weekend was held May 11-13, 2013.

See below for a special message and recap of the weekend from the Class of 1963 reunion chairs, Linda Bobo and Sheilah King:

A trip down memory lane and a blast into the future of nursing should be on your "Bucket List".

The Class of '63 celebrated our 50th reunion with a 60 percent participation in the weekend’s activities.   We enjoyed a tour of the nursing school, a panel discussion with nursing students and faculty, a celebration luncheon with Dean McCauley, the Corpus Cordis Aureum Ceremony where we received our gold medallions, and led the graduating class of 2013 into their commencement.

We thank all for making these events so memorable. 

Here are a few tips if you’re celebrating your 50th reunion this year:

  • Get in touch with a classmate and say, "Let's do this!"
  • Call and write notes to your classmates – any meaningful communication with you is essential.

We heard several questions and concerns from classmates as they planned their visit back to campus for the celebration.  We are happy to report that the following are all myths:

  • Traffic – the activities for the class are planned at times to avoid traffic so it’s easy to get in and out of Emory’s campus
  • Parking – there is close and free parking, or a shuttle, for all activities
  • Scooters, wheelchairs, walkers – they are allowed and welcomed at all events
  • Finding event locations – you will not get lost!  A map is provided for all activities so everything is very easy to find
  • Early morning for graduation – yes, it’s an early day, but you can’t miss this "gala" and once in a lifetime opportunity to don a golden robe and lead in the graduating class