Duke Commencement 2019

May 10–12, 2019

2019 Commencement Speaker
Lisa Borders, Former President & CEO of TIME’S UP

Lisa Borders

Read the announcement on Duke Today »

Class of 2019!

On May 10 – 12, your hard work at Duke culminates with all the pomp and circumstance your accomplishment deserves.


It’s your big day! Find everything you need to get ready for commencement.

Friends & Family

Share in the celebration! Find out how to navigate Durham, Duke, and your student’s big day.

Commencement Student Speaker

Fall 2018 graduates and Spring 2019 degree candidates are invited to apply to be this year’s commencement student speaker. Graduates and degree candidates are also encouraged to serve on the student speaker selection committee.


Customize your commencement experience with Guidebook

Screenshot of the Guidebook App for Duke Commencement available for iOS and Android

Commencement Weekend Events

Baccalaureate Service

Friday, May 10, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Duke Chapel

Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 12
9 a.m. Procession of Candidates
9:30 a.m. Ceremony
Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium

Diploma Ceremonies
& Other Events

Browse the full list of the weekend’s events.
Don’t miss a chance to celebrate with your family, friends, and classmates!