May 2024 Degree Recognition Ceremony

Graduation Events

The School of Nursing’s May Degree Recognition Ceremony will take place Monday , May 13 at the Emory Student Center, Multipurpose Room, Lower Level.

605 Asbury Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322

11 a.m. with reception to follow

The graduation ceremony is a school-specific ceremony designed for School of Nursing graduates. This event will follow the latest guidance from local, state, and federal public health agencies to ensure the health and safety of our graduates and your guests. A livestream option will also be available. Participation is encouraged - it is not mandatory.  


What is the registration process for graduates and guests?

Registration is required for you and your guests for the May 13 event. You will soon receive an email from “Marching Order” with details on ordering tickets and guest information. If you don’t receive this email, please contact us at Be certain to check your spam/junk email folder.

How can I request extra tickets?

An extra ticket request form will be available shortly. With this form, students will be able to request additional tickets outside of the tickets they are given. Extra tickets are not a guarantee and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Will there be a professional photographer at graduation?

Yes. Photographers will be on hand to take photos. Those photos will be posted on the school's website after the event.

How can I obtain photographs from graduation?

Graduation photos from the December 2023 ceremony can be downloaded here.

Graduation photos from the August 2023 ceremony can be downloaded here.

Photos from the May 2024 ceremony will be available for download in the weeks following the event!


Will there be a live webcast of events?

Yes - this link will be available soon.

Will an archived video of events be made available?

Yes. Videos will be created for all events, saved on the school's YouTube channel, and archived on this page.


Where will parking for events be located?

Parking and shuttle information will be available shortly.


How do I order regalia?

Students can purchase their custom Emory regalia from Barnes & Noble @ Emory University at the Oak Hall website or in the bookstore. Below you will find 2024 prices for the regalia graduates will wear at Emory’s Commencement ceremonies.

Student rentals: please visit Oak Hall's website here.

Faculty rentals: please visit Oak Hall's website here.

All regalia purchases and rental requests must be made by March 13, 2024 (contact the Bookstore for more information).

Students who are off-campus during the spring semester can order online or contact the Bookstore (404-727-2731 or email Heather La Fleur at

All Emory student regalia is custom-made and the vendor requires 6 weeks to produce the regalia. The Bookstore stocks and continues to sell Bachelors and Masters regalia up until graduation, though students should not wait to purchase their attire. Sizes will become limited and even unavailable as Commencement approaches if not ordered in time.

Honor Cords are obtained through the specific school or organization that is bestowing the honors. Honor Cords are not available in the Bookstore.

At Emory, Bachelors wear cap, gown and tassel and Masters wear cap, gown, hood, and tassel. All gowns are black except Emory’s custom PhD robes which are Emory blue and gold.  All hoods and professional or PhD robes feature the color of the discipline traditionally designated for the degree the student earned. Students who earn dual degrees should wear the discipline color for the ceremony in which they will participate. When students purchase regalia, they should be sure of and specify exactly which degree they are earning.

2024 Pricing

  • Bachelor (hat, gown, and Emory black tassel): $82.98
  • Master (hat, gown, hood, and Emory black tassel): $147.98
  • MD, DPT, DNP Candidates Purchase (gown, hood, tam & tassel): $263.98
  • PhD Candidates Rental (gown, tam & tassel): $190
  • PhD Candidate Purchase: $881 (If hood is gifted by LGS, please only order robe and tam)

Visit the university's regalia website for additional information.


How do I nominate someone for an award?

The award nomination form will be available shortly. An email will be sent via the School of Nursing listservs once the nomination process is open.

Guest Information

What hotels are available?

There are many hotels near Emory's campus. The nearest hotel is the Emory Conference Center Hotel. For a complete guide to planning your visit to Emory, please visit the University's commencement website. The commencement website has information regarding the annual May commencement ceremonies.

What if my guest has special mobility needs?

If your guest has special mobility needs, please click here to complete a form so that we can plan accordingly and make recommendations for additional support.

General Questions

Will there be a reception before and following the event?

DABSN, MN Ceremony Reception

Yes, details are forthcoming.

What is attire for the weekend's events?

All graduates are expected to wear full regalia (cap and gown) for the ceremony. You are urged to dress business casual with appropriate footwear underneath your gown.