Commencement Information

The Duke community is excited to celebrate the Class of 2023 with a commencement ceremony held in Wallace Wade on Sunday, May 14th 2023.  September 2022, December 2022, and May 2023 graduates from all ten Duke schools are invited to attend.  Graduates may be required to register their guests.  We will provide additional instructions in the coming weeks. 

Please note: all attendees at the commencement weekend are expected to be fully vaccinated.   Masks were required but are now recommended inside some Duke buildings and on campus buses and shuttles.

Pre-commencement Checklist

Are you ready to graduate? Make sure you complete these steps before commencement weekend!

Graduate Instructions

Get the play-by-play for your big day. Find out when you need to be where and what to bring with you.

Guest Instructions

Get all the details for commencement weekend. Find out what events are where and what you need to attend.

Parking and Transportation

How to get around on campus and in Durham during Commencement weekend.

Disability Resources

Disability and access information for Commencement events

Memorabilia & Traditions

Learn more about Duke’s traditions and history. And find something to commemorate your big day.