Duke Commencement 2022

May 12–14, 2023

2023 Commencement Speaker
Adam Silver
Commissioner of the National Basketball Association

Read the announcement on Duke Today »

You Are Invited

Fall 2022 graduates and Spring 2023 degree candidates are invited to participate in Duke’s 171st Commencement Ceremony.

Class of 2023!

On May 12 – 14, 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 Weekend Events

Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 14
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!

Baccalaureate Service

Friday, May 12
1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Students will line up 30 minutes before their service.
Duke Chapel & Page Auditorium