Event Description

All graduating students are invited to attend one of two baccalaureates in Duke Chapel. These ceremonies are interfaith and include prayers, music and readings from across religious traditions. Attendees will hear from select graduating students, faith leaders, Dean of the Chapel Luke A. Powery, and President Vincent E. Price.

From April 18 until May 1, you will have the opportunity to register for one ceremony and request up to 5 tickets for guests. Tickets for guest viewing in Duke Chapel and Page Auditorium will be available first come – first serve, and seating in the Chapel will be limited to two per student registrant until they run out. If you have more than 2 guests and wish for all of them to sit together, you will need to register them for Page Auditorium seating.

Beginning Tuesday, April 18 register for your baccalaureate here.

Please make sure that you have logged in with your shibboleth and password.  If it redirects you to the Duke Commencement website, that usually means you have not yet logged in.  How-to directions can be found here.

The deadline to register is May 1, 2023.

 Event Details

Date Time Service Location Guest Viewing Locations
Friday, May 10 1:00 PM Duke Chapel Duke Chapel & Page Auditorium
Friday, May 10 4:00 PM Duke Chapel Duke Chapel & Page Auditorium


Each service begins with a procession of graduates into the Chapel. Graduates wear academic apparel (no hoods), and the procession begins ten minutes before the service’s scheduled start time.  Review your Processional Instructions below:


  • Students wear academic apparel (gown, cap, and no hood)
  • Please report to Abele Quad in front of Perkins Library for processional line up, 30 minutes before the beginning of your service.
  • In the event of inclement weather, the processional may be canceled. Students would receive notification and be advised to go directly into the Chapel.

Guest Viewing

There will be limited seating in the Chapel for guests.  The services will be simulcast on a large video screen in Page Auditorium.  Guests may also view the services live on the Commencement website homepage or on the Duke Chapel YouTube channel. Tickets will be required for the Chapel and Page viewing locations.  Your graduates have received information about this registration process.

Request a different service

If you are not able to attend your preferred service, you may request to change your service by emailing  Please include the following information in your message: Name, NetID, School, date & time of preferred service, and your reason for switching services.