Commencement Weekend
May 12 - 14, 2017

Pre-commencement checklist

You're almost there!

Congratulations!  Duke has a lot planned for you and your guests during Commencement Weekend. If you have already applied to graduate with your school or department, here are some of the next steps you should take:

Plan your weekend
Check out Plan Your Weekend for ideas on what to do when your family and guests arrive.

Know where to get your diploma
Find your school or department and check out what events they are hosting throughout the weekend.

RSVP for Commencement & Order apparel
We want to hear from all of you!
Register for the university-wide commencement ceremony. The apparel ordering deadline has passed. 

Apparel pickup
Bryan Center (Brown Art Gallery)
Monday, May 1 - Saturday, May 6  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 7 CLOSED
Monday, May 8 - Saturday, May 13  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

You may arrange for someone else to pick up your apparel, but they must have your payment and know your sizes. Payment for all apparel must be made when it is picked up from the Bryan Center (Brown Art Gallery). Credit cards, FLEX cards, cash and personal checks are accepted.

Register for Baccalaureate & Secure tickets
Register and request up to four tickets for your guests. 

Baccalaureate ticket pickup
Bryan Center Information Desk
Monday, May 1 - Friday, May 5 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday, May 8 - Friday, May 12  11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 13 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Pick up your class gift
The Duke Alumni Association will distribute class gifts during the following dates and times:

Thursday, May 11
3:30-5:30 PM
Penn Pavilion

Friday, May 12
10 AM-2 PM
Penn Pavilion

Know where to be on commencement day
All degree candidates should report to the processional line-up located in the Pascal Field House no later than 8:15 AM.
More detailed instructions will be emailed at a later date in the Spring.

Join Duke’s alumni network
You will soon be a part of Duke’s alumni community. Check out the Alumni Association website to learn about the benefits of being a Duke alumnus. #ForeverDuke

Connect on social media using #Duke2017
As you begin to think about your time at Duke and share memories, remember to use #Duke2017 to connect with each other on social media.