Commencement Weekend
May 12 - 14, 2017

Commencement Weekend 2017

Congratulations, graduates! Commencement weekend, with its formal baccalaureate services and university-wide commencement ceremony, follows traditions as ancient and universal as those from the first medieval universities and as unique as Duke University itself. Duke celebrated commencement with a weekend full of events and ceremonies beginning on Friday, May 12 and ending on Sunday, May 14.

Academic regalia may be returned to the Bryan Center Brown Art Gallery from Monday through Friday 9AM to 5PM.


Philanthropist and financier David Rubenstein, a Duke alumnus and the current chair of the university's Board of Trustees, will deliver Duke's commencement address.