May 2022 Degree Recognition Ceremony

Emory University Commencement

Dear Graduating Students,


Just a few more weeks to go before we celebrate the completion of your degree. As a gentle reminder, the Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs along with our Communications and Marketing Team will be sending periodic updates for the SON Degree Candidate Recognition Ceremony on Friday, August 5th.

All updates will also be posted on the SON Special Events Website.  

SON Degree Candidate Recognition Ceremony
Celebrating our Distance ABSN, MN+MSN, and DNP CRNA Graduates

SAVE THE DATE for the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Degree Candidate Recognition Ceremony, which will take place in-person on Friday, August 5th at 2:00PM EST at the Emory Student Center located on Emory’s Atlanta Campus.  

The Degree Candidate Recognition Ceremony is a school-specific ceremony designed for SON Graduates, and the event will follow the latest guidance from local, state, and federal public health agencies. A livestream option will also be available. Participation is encouraged, it is not mandatory.

Each graduate will be permitted five (5) guest tickets. Graduating students will not need a ticket. The ticketing RSVP link will open Thursday, July 7th. If extra tickets become available students will be notified via email and they will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Given the ever-changing nature of the coronavirus pandemic, please note that information regarding the SON Degree Candidate Recognition Ceremony may be subject to change at any point.  

REQUIRED: Applying for Graduation

Graduation Applications for Summer 2022 Graduates are due on Friday, July 1, 2022. You will find the online degree application in the Graduation and Commencement tile in OPUS.  

Students who do not submit an online application by the deadline must submit a paper degree application to the Registrar’s office via  

REQUIRED: Regalia [Cap and Gown]

The regalia-ordering site for the August ceremony is now live and will be available until 7/13/22 for those ordering for August.  

Regalia for students:

Can be ordered for shipping to your home on this site until 7/13/22.

REQUIRED: Updating Your Diploma Address & Submitting a Name Change  

All diplomas will be mailed to the diploma address indicated on OPUS. Please take the time to review the following information:  

  • Diploma Mailing Address: Be sure to review and, if necessary, update your Diploma Mailing Address in OPUS. This is important for making sure that you receive your diploma in a timely manner.  
  • Diploma Email Address: Be sure to navigate to your email addresses and ensure we have a non-Emory email address for you by adding a “Diploma” Email Address.  
  • Be sure to review your name in OPUS. Your name as it appears in OPUS will be the name printed on your diploma.  

Please direct your ceremony questions to and include August Ceremony Questions in the subject line.