Commencement Weekend
May 9 - 11, 2014

Baccalaureate Service

Duke Chapel and Page Auditorium
Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10

Baccalaureate Services are held in the majestic Duke Chapel, and the main viewing for guests is in Page Auditorium where the service is simulcast. Color-coded tickets are required for guest attendance only and Degree candidates should attend the service corresponding to the first letter of their surname. (The services are identical). Services feature both a sermon by Luke Powery, Dean of the Chapel, and the President's Charge by Richard H. Brodhead. Students wear academic apparel (no hoods), and the procession of degree candidates begins ten minutes before the scheduled start time.

Service Ticket Color  Date Time Location
Surnames A - G Green Friday, May 9 4:30 p.m. Duke Chapel & Page Auditorium
Surnames H - O Blue Saturday, May 10 11:30 a.m. Duke Chapel & Page Auditorium
Surnames P - Z Yellow Saturday, May 10 3 p.m. Duke Chapel & Page Auditorium


Tickets are required for guest attendance only. Each degree candidate is allotted up to four guest tickets to their respective service, which admit guests for seating in Page Auditorium or in Duke Chapel (if room is available). Students who wish to acquire more tickets must obtain them from fellow classmates, and if needed, they may exchange tickets for a specific service.

Students may pick-up baccalaureate tickets at the Bryan Center Information Desk during the following days and times:

Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25:  1 - 5 p.m.
Monday, April 28 - Friday, May 2:  1 - 5 p.m.
Monday, May 5 - Friday, May 9: 1 - 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 10: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Students must present an ID at ticket pick-up.

Guests who are unable to attend the Baccalaureate Services may view them live on the Duke Chapel's website. The link for the webcast will be available beginning Friday, May 9 at 4:30 p.m.

The Baccalaureate Ceremony is held indoors and will occur rain or shine.

Processional Instructions
Baccalaureate Instructions

Guests who are unable to attend the Baccalaureate Services may view them live:

A-G Service

H-O Service

P-Z Service