2023 Commencement Weekend

Duke Commencement 2023

May 12–14, 2023

Congratulations Class of 2023!

Graduate walking up steps into Duke Chapel for Baccalaureate with one smiling and waving to the camera
Graduate sitting in Duke Chapel in their robes at Baccalaureate
Graduates excitedly walking onto the field in Wallace Wade Stadium for commencement
Faculty process into the ceremony in various colored robes
President Price and Keynote Speaker Adam Silver look out at the crowd at commencement

2023 Commencement By The Numbers




Undergraduate Degrees


From NC

Graduates sit on the field during commencement with Blue Devil Tower in the background
Graduates smiling as they sit during the commencement ceremony
A family cheers for their graduate from the stands
A family holding a flag cheering in the stands
Two graduates hug as the celebrate commencement
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver delivering the keynote standing behind a Duke-branded podium
Graduates in the crowd toss their hats


Explore images captured on the field during the ceremony. Check back as more content is added throughout the week.

A mortarboard decorated with the Iron Duke D logo
A decorated mortarboard that says, “Remember this moment.”
A decorated mortarboard that says, “Humankind. Be Both. Never stop growing.”
A decorated mortarboard that says, “And off she went to change the world.”
A decorated mortarboard with a brain that says, “Physched for my next adventure.”
A mortarboard decorated with medicine related items like a pill bottle and syringe.

Moments, Memories and Milestones

Take a look back at highlights from the Class of 2023’s time on campus. From move-in day on East Campus through all the fun and challenges along the way, see some of the big moments from the past four years.

A group of students in Duke gear doing a funny pose in front of the chapel
A group of graduates standing on Chapel Drive with Duke Chapel in the background
A group of graduates wearing Duke letter jackets with the clocktower in the background
A group of Duke students in suits sitting on the chapel steps
Students on Chapel Drive throwing their graduation caps with Duke Chapel in the far background
A group posing for photos underneath the arches near Duke Chapel

Senior Stories

See stories from across the university highlighting the impressive achievements of our students in research, learning and service, here at Duke, across the country and around the world.

Thuan Tran Political Science major presenting
Jenny Huang standing in front of her poster
Jaylen Coleman, football player and engineering student
Nathaniel Maxwell music student

Celebrating Duke Moms

Since Commencement 2023 shares the second Sunday in May with Mother’s Day, please join us in appreciation of Duke moms and mother-figures who have played such an important roll in our graduates’ achievements.