Commencement Information

The Duke community is excited to celebrate the Class of 2024 with a commencement ceremony held in Wallace Wade on Sunday, May 12th 2024.  September 2023, December 2023, and May 2024 graduates from all ten Duke schools are invited to attend.  Graduates will be required to register their guests.  We will provide additional instructions in the coming weeks. 

Please note:  Masks were required but are now recommended inside some Duke buildings and on campus buses and shuttles.

Mobile Ticketing Information

This is a ticketed event, and the window to request tickets has closed. All attendees must have a ticket to enter. Walk-up attendees without tickets will be not admitted due to capacity constraints. Learn how to get your tickets ready for commencement day.

Commencement Speaker

Find out more about the speaker delivering the Commencement Address and your class’s ceremony.

2024 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.

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.