2024 Commencement Weekend

Duke Commencement 2023

May 10–12, 2024

Congratulations 2024 Graduates!

Graduate smile and pose for the camera while walking on the field with a the packed stadium in the background
Students cheer from their seats as the stadium fills up

2024 Commencement Speakers

President Price

Jerry Seinfeld

Deans processing into the stadium as part of the platform party
Graduates giving a standing ovation
Jerry Seinfeld delivering the commencement keynote address at the podium on stage with faculty and students in the background

2024 Commencement By The Numbers




Undergraduate Degrees


From NC

Graduates throwing caps at the end of commencement
Graduates smile and point to family and friends in the stands
Proud parents record and cheer from the stands


Explore images captured on the field during the ceremony. Check back as more content is added throughout the week.

A Look Back

As the Class of 2024 reflects on their achievements and the challenges they faced during their 4 years on campus, we also take a look back at the first 100 years of campus life at Duke.

Class of 2024 Honors

Undergraduate research is one of the signature elements of the student experience at Duke. Read about five examples of honors students and the projects that caught their curiosity.

Emi Hegarty in character for her honors project
Jess Lewis leaping while dancing

Celebrating Duke Moms

Since Commencement 2024 shares the second Sunday in May with Mother’s Day, it’s become a Duke tradition to celebrate Duke moms and mother-figures that have played such an important role in our graduates’ lives.

Woman and child on tractor
Two people standing behind an Iron Duke D with balloons that spell out family weekend
Mother and child embracing
Mother and grad pose together on busy city street

Moments from Across Campus

In additional to the university-wide ceremony in Wallace Wade Stadium, commencement weekend consists of celebrations hosted by schools and programs across campus. Here is a small selection of photos from the many ceremonies recognizing and celebrating our graduates.

Graduates toss caps on East Campus in front of Duke Centennial banners
A Pratt School of Engineering graduate embraces family in Cameron Indoor Stadium
Duke graduates at the ROTC commissioning ceremony
Student athletes walk at commencement
A graduate holding a diploma next to a faculty member
A Nicholas School for the Environment gets hooded surrounded by people
Students celebrate at the Lavendar graduation ceremony
An occupational therapy graduate receives their diploma
Final Honors, hosted by the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture
Multicultural Graduation, hosted by the Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA)
Sanford School of Public Policy graduates embrace
Undergraduates pose with the organ in the background in Duke Chapel for baccalaureate
A person in a wheelchair next to a small girl hold up a hand drawn sign that says "good job"