Event Description

All graduating students and their guests are invited to attend one of two baccalaureates in Duke Chapel. These ceremonies are multi-faith and include prayers, music and readings from across religious traditions. Attendees will hear from select graduating students, faith leaders, Assistant Dean of the Chapel Bruce V. Puckett, and President Vincent E. Price.

Students will have the opportunity to register for one ceremony. Guest viewing in Duke Chapel and Page Auditorium will be available first come – first serve,  until they run out. 

Students may register at this link beginning on April 2nd.  The deadline to register is April 16, 2024.

 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 check in and the 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 not be required for the Chapel and Page viewing locations, but will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  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.