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Commencement Connections 2014!

Photo of students at commencement

It was the 169th Commencement with no capricious weather in sight – just full sun! It was a fine day, particularly in all the ways we work together to pull off a singularly successful event for an audience of over 14,000. Many of us in LITS participate as volunteers; we are hosts to the Corpus […]

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Help reduce Commencement Day traffic by working a flexible schedule

Photo of Emory Commencement

2014 Commencement is on Monday, May 12. As part of our effort to reduce the negative impact of traffic and critical parking constraints, we ask your help in actively assessing your workforce and identifying staff members who do not need to be on campus on the morning of May 12 except for mission-critical or Commencement-support […]

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Doing the math and counting the Commencements

Photo of Emory University Commencement, circa 1950s

Yes, we did celebrate Emory’s 175th anniversary in 2011, which was 175 years after Emory College at Oxford, Georgia, was chartered in December 1836. So why is this year’s Commencement billed as Emory’s 169th? The first Commencement could have been held in 1837, which could make this our 178th Commencement. But two factors dictate that this does […]

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OIT Streams Commencement 2013!

Photo of Emory's 2013 Commencement procession

This day is like no other on the Emory campus. It is a time when over 14,000 graduates, their families and friends converge first on the Quadrangle and then to other campus locations for diploma ceremonies and celebrations. The sea of chairs alone is staggering and to watch it all unfold, beginning at 4:30 a.m., […]

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