Safety and COVID-19 Protocols

There is no experience more representative of excellence and achievement at Emory than Commencement. As with so many aspects of our lives today, we will adapt traditional elements of our ceremonies with COVID-19 health and safety protocols. We ask that you follow all safety protocols so that everyone can enjoy the ceremonies safely. 

Emory has developed multiple safety precautions to ensure this will be a successful and memorable event for all.


COVID-19 Protocols

Before attending the ceremonies, please carefully review and answer these 3 questions: 

  1. Have you developed any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 10 days?  
    • Fever greater than or equal to 100F 
    • Shaking or chills 
    • Loss of taste or smell 
    • Cough 
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
    • Sore throat 
    • Muscle aches 
    • Headache 
    • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

  2. Have you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 10 days? 
  3. If you HAVE NOT been fully vaccinated*, have you been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19?
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions, we ask that you NOT attend the ceremony because you could be at risk for spreading the virus. The ceremony can be viewed online at 

We appreciate your cooperation.