Alumni Class Years

At Emory, class years are listed with an abbreviation of the school attended. For alumni, they are considered part of their name and should be listed on first reference with no accompanying punctuation to separate them from the name.

On first reference, alumni class years should be used in all Emory publications and on all Emory websites. It is not necessary to list them on second reference or in headlines.


• Three Ways to Say It

  • John Smith, Emory College Class of 1987, considered a career in business.
  • John Smith 87C has become a stockbroker.
  • John Smith is a member of the Emory College Class of 1987.

• More than 100 Years Ago

If alumni have graduated more than 100 years in the past, use all four numbers to denote class year.

  • Jane Smith 91Ox
  • Stacey Taylor 84N
  • Robert W. Woodruff 1912C
  • Mordecai Brown 1894C

• More than One School

If a graduate has earned a degree from more than one school at Emory, the degrees are listed in the order they were obtained with no accompanying punctuation.

  • Jane Smith 91Ox 93C

• Honorary Degrees

Honorary degree recipients are considered Emory alumni and on first reference should be indicated as such:

  • His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama 98H

School Abbreviations

These school abbreviations are for use in all Emory publications and websites. Graduates of Goizueta Business School (both before and after the naming) have special designations for use in business school publications. Non-business school publications should use the simpler designations.

AH Allied Health

B Goizueta Business School (undergraduate)

C Emory College of Arts and Sciences

D School of Dentistry

G James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies

H Honorary

L School of Law

M School of Medicine

MBA Goizueta Business School (graduate)

MR Medical resident

N Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Ox Oxford College

PH Rollins School of Public Health

PhD All doctor of philosophy degrees

T Candler School of Theology