Information for Students

It’s your big day. Here’s what you need to know.

Commencement Events

Student events start on Thursday, May 9 and culminate in Commencement Day on Sunday, May 12. Individual departments and groups will host diploma ceremonies throughout the weekend. Check out the full schedule for details.

Pre-Commencement Checklist

Are you ready to graduate? Make sure you have completed these necessary steps!


What to wear, how to wear it, and where to get it

Instructions for Commencement Day

These instructions are important for the day of commencement.

VISAs for Guests

Have guests who need to apply for VISAs in order to attend the commencement ceremony? Submit this paperwork so they can join us for commencement weekend.

Disability Resources

Disability and access information for Commencement events


Ordering class rings, announcements, and more…

Collage: Photos of Duke students making memories with their classmates and friends at commencement.