Graduation


All schools at Emory University participate in online degree application submissions. Students may apply to graduate online through their OPUS account. Online degree applications will be available in OPUS one month prior to the deadlines listed below:

Application Deadlines
Fall 2023Spring 2024Summer 2024
Degree Application OpenAugust 9, 2023January 3, 2024June 3, 2024
Degree Application DeadlineOctober 31, 2023February 16, 2024July 3, 2024
Name Change DeadlineNovember 15, 2023February 29, 2024July 17, 2024
Graduation DateDecember 16, 2023May 13, 2024August 9, 2024
Opus Access

All recent graduates will continue to have access to their OPUS account to view enrollment history and order official transcripts after graduation. This access will never expire. If you do not remember your ID and/or password, or attended prior to 2005, contact OPUSHELP@listserv.cc.emory.edu to have your account activated or reset. Only graduates who are current faculty and staff will maintain access to their Emory email account.

All schools at Emory University participate in online degree application submissions. Students may apply to graduate online through their OPUS account.

The official calendar of events pertaining to graduation, degree application, awarding of degrees, etc.

Emory's Commencement ceremony takes place the second Monday of every May. All graduates, including students graduating in the prior summer and fall terms, are invited to participate in the annual ceremony.

Degree Requirements

Degree requirements vary based on your course of study and school. For more information about specific degree requirements, please see your school's catalog.

Diplomas will be ordered after degrees have been certified by schools and awarded by the Office of the University Registrar. Diplomas will be shipped to the Diploma Address listed in OPUS.

Alumni may request a replacement diploma if the original diploma has been lost or destroyed.

The Emory Degree Tracker is a tool within OPUS, which allows students, advisors, and administrators the ability to monitor student progress towards fulfillment of major, minor, and concentration requirements.