Class of 2022 Celebration

Save the Date!

Dear Members of the Class of 2022

(including September and December 2021 graduates):

We are thrilled to invite you to participate in Duke’s 2022 Commencement Weekend, which will take place Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8, with a university-wide ceremony on Sunday, May 8 in Wallace Wade Stadium.   Please visit to learn more about the ceremony and the other events Duke has planned for you and your guests.

Duke is fully committed to hosting a safe celebration.  The main ceremony will be held outdoors and all Duke, local, and state public health guidelines will be followed. There is no guest limit at this time, but we will continue to monitor the situation closely in consultation with public health experts and make necessary adjustments based on evolving guidance. Note that school and departmental ceremonies may have their own guidelines based on their specific event venue.

If you have applied for graduation with your school or department and wish to participate in Commencement Weekend, see below for important deadlines and events:

  • If you are interested in serving as the Student Commencement Speaker, outline submissions are due by March 1.
  • RSVP for Commencement & order academic regalia by March 1; if you are a doctoral student that intends to purchase your apparel, the deadline is February 21.
  • Register for your Baccalaureate Service by April 18
  • Check out the Josten’s Class Ring Event at Duke Stores from February 22- 24
  • Visit the website often for updates about departmental ceremonies, day-of instructions and more.  Be sure to check out the Pre-Commencement Checklist for everything

Our office will continue to reach out throughout the semester with reminders and updates. Please stay tuned as this exciting weekend approaches!

We look forward to celebrating your many accomplishments May 6-8.  Until then, very best wishes!

The Duke Commencement Team