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.
Find information about this year’s commencement and learn more about the history of the event below. Or, visit the event page to learn more about the Commencement Ceremony.
2019 Honorary Degree Recipients
Each year, Duke recognizes a group of individuals whose work has enriched and improved people’s lives. See who is being recognized this May and learn more about their contributions.