Special Events

UPDATED: Dec. 6, 2021

Key Points

Logistics and FAQ

Registration and Guests

Registration for all ceremonies is closed. If you plan to attend your cohort’s ceremony and did not register online, please email son_communications@emory.edu as soon as possible. If you requested additional tickets at registration, you should have received an email with claim instructions. There are no printed tickets for the event. Online registration information will be printed and used at check-in.

If you are no longer attending, need to change your guest information, or want to give your allotment of tickets to a classmate, email son_communications@emory.edu by Wednesday Dec. 8, 2021.

Livestream Information

All events will be streamed on YouTube and archived for future viewing. The stream can be accessed approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled event start without registration or cost, at https://nursing.emory.edu/youtube.

Arrival Time and Lineup

Graduates should plan to arrive at the building one (1) hour before the event. Check in at the lineup location. Lineup times and locations are as follows:

Friday December 10, 2021 (DABSN Ceremony)

  • Event start: 11 a.m.
  • Student line up at 10:15 a.m. at the Student Center

Friday December 10, 2021 (MN/AMSN Ceremony) 

  • Event start at 2 p.m.
  • Student line up at Harland Cinema, report time 1 p.m.*

Monday December 13, 2021 (DNP Ceremony)

  • Event start 11 a.m.
  • Student line up at 10:15 at the Student Center

Monday December 13, 2021 (MSN Ceremony) 

  • Event begins at 5:30 p.m.
  • Student line up at Harland Cinema, report time 4:30 p.m.*

*Harland Cinema is in the Alumni Memorial University Center next door to the Emory Student Center off Means Drive.

Parking Information

Plan ahead for parking and transportation! Graduate and guest parking will be in the Peavine Parking Deck (NOT the lot adjacent to the garage). Entrance gates will be raised to allow parking at the following times:  

Friday December 10, 2021

  • from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (DABSN ceremony)
  • from 1 pm to 3 p.m. (MN/ABSN ceremony)

Monday December 13, 2021 

  • from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (DNP ceremony)
  • from 4 p.m. onward (MSN ceremony)

An official transportation and parking map can be found here.

It is a 5-10 minute walk from the Peavine Parking Deck to the Emory Student Center. Follow the path to the left of the Woodruff PE Center and continue past the tennis courts. This route includes stairs.

Shuttles and Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible shuttles will run continuously between the Peavine shuttle bus stop directly across from the Woodruff PE Center and Means Drive until each ceremony begins. There are also two (2) drop off areas.

  • Loading and unloading off Means Drive
  • Loading and unloading at Eagle Rowand Asbury Circle

Both location scan be found on this reference map.

Chairs in the event space can be moved to allow for accessible seating. Please see a member of the Event Staff if you have any questions.

Guest Rooms

If you and/or your guests are looking for accommodations, the Emory Conference Center Hotel has a limited number of reduced-rate rooms available.

  • Call (404) 712-6572 or (404)712-6576 to book a room for $139/night in December
  • Guests must contact the hotel directly to book this rate. The reservations call center will not be able to book this rate
  • Calls can be made Monday through Friday, 8a.m.-3 p.m. ET
  • Guests must ask for the "Nursing Graduation Room Block" to secure the rate
  • Guests can also book the discounted hotel rate by clicking here.

Event Schedule

Times, dates, and locations are subject to change.

Distance ABSN Awards and Pinning
Friday December 10th  
11:00AM -12:30PM  
Emory Student Center

MN and ABSN Awards and Pinning
Friday December 10th  
2:00PM – 3:30PM  
Emory Student Center

DNP Degree Recognition and Awards  
Monday December 13th  
11:00AM -12:30PM  
Emory Student Center (recent change)

MSN Degree Recognition and Awards  
Monday December 13th  
5:30PM – 7:00PM  
Emory Student Center