Duke Commencement 2020

Duke Commencement 2020

September 26, 2021

2020 Commencement Ceremony

The Duke community is excited to celebrate the Class of 2020 with a commencement ceremony held on campus on Sunday, September 26, 2021.  September 2019, December 2019, and May 2020 graduates from all ten Duke schools are invited to attend.

2020 Commencement Speaker
Ken Jeong

Ken Jeong celebrates at a Duke Basketball game

Class of 2020!

Your big day is here!


Your big day is finally here! Find everything you need to get ready for commencement.

Commencement Ceremony

Get all the details for the university-wide ceremony this Fall.

Class of 2020 Speaker

Graduates are invited to apply to be the Class of 2020 Speaker.

Not into public speaking? You can also serve on the student speaker selection committee.

Commencement Weekend Events

Welcome to Commencement Weekend!  We will be offering a full schedule of uniquely Duke opportunities for you to reconnect with your fellow 2020 graduates.  Registration will open on July 26.

Welcome Party

Friday, September 24, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center

Midnight Breakfast

Friday, September 24, 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.
East Campus Marketplace

Climb the Chapel

Friday & Saturday, September 24 – 25
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (30 min. time slots)
Duke Chapel

Tailgate 2020

Saturday, September 25, TBD

Football Game

Saturday, September 25, TBD
Wallace Wade Stadium

Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, September 26, 9 a.m.
Abele Quad, West Campus

Commencement 2021

See the excitement of our commencement ceremony celebrating the Class of 2021 in May.