Information for Friends & Family
Take part in this special occasion with your Duke graduate.
Events start on Friday, May 12 and culminate in Commencement Day on Sunday, May 14. Individual departments and groups will host diploma ceremonies throughout the weekend. Check out the full schedule for details.
Need to apply for VISAs in order to attend the commencement ceremony? Have your graduating student submit this paperwork so you can join us for commencement weekend.
Plan Your Visit
Find information about parking, transportation, local accommodations, dining, and more as you build your commencement itinerary.
Disability and access information for Commencement events
Traditions, Memorabilia, & Mementos
Learn about the history of commencement, the customs of the celebration, and order class rings and announcements.