Commencement Weekend
May 12 - 14, 2017

Commencement Weekend 2017

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 will celebrate commencement with a weekend full of events and ceremonies beginning on Friday, May 12 and ending on Sunday, May 14.



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.