Jewish Life

Jewish Baccalaureate Ceremony

Event Details

Friday, May 10
4 PM
Freeman Center for Jewish Life (1415 Faber Street)

Additional Information

Graduating seniors, friends, and families are invited to a special baccalaureate ceremony at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life that celebrates their Jewish journey at Duke.  Jewish Baccalaureate gives students and their families the opportunity to celebrate their contributions to Duke’s Jewish community and see them venture into a new chapter of their lives.

Doors open at 4:00pm to visit with fellow graduating families and Jewish Life at Duke staff and take family photos.

The ceremony, including remarks, blessings, and presentation of gifts to graduates will take place from 4:30-5:30pm.

All Class of 2024 graduates are welcome.


Limited parking available in the Freeman Center for Jewish Life parking lot, and free street parking along Faber St. and Powe St.

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Duke’s Jewish Baccalaureate Story

“But Jewish students today shouldn’t take for granted a wonderful event in their collegiate lives for which my classmates and I had to fight.” -Rob Satloff, T’83

The first Jewish Baccalaureate at Duke started as a protest/walk-out by a handful of Duke seniors in 1983.