2022 Commencement Weekend

Duke Commencement 2022

May 6–8, 2022

Class of 2022!

Decorated mortarboards
Graduates, one wearing a cape, line up in the field house to get ready to walk
Graduates waving to the camera while walking

2022 Commencement Speakers

President Price

Commencement Speaker: Mary Barra

Learn more about Mary Barra and the rest of our 2022 honorary degree recipients.

Graduates wave to the crowd
A Graduate with a decorated mortarboard that says, “On to my next adventure!”
Excited family hold up signs
One graduate stands above a sea of mortarboards and waves to the crowd
Graduates embrace
President Price addresses the graduates from the podium
Mary Barra delivers the commencement keynote
Graduates stand on stage and throw their hats after the ceremony

More Moments from Commencement

Explore everything our photographers captured on the field during the ceremony. Check back during the week as more photos are added.

2022 Commencement By The Numbers




Undergraduate Degrees


From NC

A Look Back Before Leaping Forward

As we prepare to send our graduates off, we take a look back and re-live some of the high points of the past four years at Duke—from Orientation Week and study breaks to tenting and other memorable events.

Graduates jump in celebration on the steps of Duke Chapel
Graduates walk down campus drive
DKU students jump in front of the J.B. Duke statue in their gowns
Graduates raise their arms in celebrations on Chapel Drive
Graduates toss their hats on campus drive in front the chapel

Senior Stories

See what our graduating seniors have been up to during their time at Duke and how they have contributed to life on campus and even changed the world.

Cate Schnick as the Blue Devil holding the costume's head
Jimmy Rodríguez's in New Orleans with his mother
Ege Kaan Duman, the first Rhodes Scholar from Duke Kunshan University, and from Turkey
Professor Ava LaVonne Vinesett and Lee Edwards

Celebrating Duke Moms

The 2022 Commencement ceremony shares the second Sunday in May with Mother’s Day. Join us in celebration of Duke moms and mother-figures who play such an important roll in our graduates’ achievements.

Re-Watch the Weekend’s Events