Commencement Weekend
May 8 - 10, 2015

Commencement Ceremony

Event Details

Sunday, May 10
9 a.m. Procession
~9:30 a.m. Ceremony 
Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP)

President Richard H. Brodhead will preside over the one hundred sixty-third commencement ceremony for members of the class of 2015. Paul Farmer '82, co-founder of Partners In Health, will deliver the commencement address. All degrees are conferred at this ceremony, and six honorary degrees will be awarded. The ceremony will conclude by approximately 11 a.m.

About the Venue

A roof covers approximately 2,500 seats behind home plate and down both the first and third base lines to the end of each dugout. All fixed seats are extra wide with seat backs. The remaining 10,000+ seats are not shielded from the elements, but mister tents and the covered concourse provide relief from the heat and sun. A portion of sections throughout the ballpark will be designated as accessible seating for guests with disabilities. 

All main entrances to the DBAP are wheelchair accessible. Elevators are located inside the main lobby and on the right-field end of the concourse, and there is a ramp leading to seating near the left-field foul post.

Click here to view a map of the venue.


Visit the Parking and Transportation page for more information.


Tickets are not required for this event.


The commencement ceremony is held outdoors, and there are limited shaded areas throughout the ballpark. The commencement ceremony will be shortened and/or delayed in the event of persistent rain and may be canceled if weather is severe. Lightning, torrential downpour, tornadoes, and tropical storms may qualify as severe weather.


Guests who are unable to attend the commencement ceremony may view it via live streaming.

Click here to view the webcast.