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Fall 2022 Graduation

The law school’s Degree Candidate Recognition Ceremony will take place on Friday, December 9, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. in Tull Auditorium and Hunter Atrium, which is located on campus at Emory University School of Law. Information regarding Emory University Spring commencement that will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2023, can be found on the Emory University Commencement webpage

Graduation Checklist


  • Apply to Graduate: If you missed the deadline, September 9, 2022, complete a paper form and email to immediately. Late applications are subject to approval. Dual Degree students must submit a degree application to both schools. You will apply online, in OPUS, for the degree of the school at which you are currently enrolled. A paper degree application must be submitted to the other school. Online and/or paper degree applications are due to both schools by the application deadline.
  • Check your name in OPUS: Is your name spelled correctly in OPUS? Have you noted your preferred name? How your preferred name appears in OPUS is how it will be listed on the Degree Candidate Recognition Ceremony booklet. The name change deadline is Friday, October 28, 2022.
  • Complete Graduate Employment Survey (JD students only): You must complete the ABA-required survey in Symplicity before you can register for the ceremony.


  • ABA-required Graduate Employment Survey: Complete the survey on Symplicity.
    • For JD students only.
  • Complete the Financial Aid Exit Interview: Submit your exit loan interview online here.
  • Clear Final Charges: To avoid a university hold on your diploma, pay all outstanding tuition, health services charges, parking, and library fines found on your Student Center page in OPUS.
  • Register for the School of Law Degree Candidate Recognition Ceremony: We anticipate being able to open registration, including the number of guest tickets, for Emory Law’s Degree Candidate Recognition Ceremony.
    • Register, whether you participate virtually or in person; include a photo when you register. Detailed instructions will be sent from and/or Please check your junk mailbox!
  • Use the Degree Tracker: Degree Tracker, as the name indicates, is a degree tracking tool that students can access online 24/7 through their OPUS account via the Academic Progress tile. Among several of its benefits, the Degree Tracker tool enables students to:
    • Review specific requirements and criteria for their degree or certificate track they are pursuing
    • Track their degree progress and project graduation as they enroll from one semester to another
    • Ensure their classes are fulfilling intended requirements and facilitate advisement
    • Explore various areas of study using the "What-If Simulation" function to find a suitable path or evaluate an alternative track