Faculty & Administration
Duke’s 161st Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 12, at 10:00 a.m. in Wallace Wade Stadium with the student procession beginning at 9:30 a.m. All faculty and administration are invited to participate in the procession and sit with fellow faculty on the field beside the stage. The ceremony will feature the conferral of degrees, the awarding of honorary degrees, a student speaker and remarks from our Commencement speaker, Melinda Gates.
To let us know if you will participate in Commencement and to order complimentary apparel, please complete the RSVP/Apparel Order Form by March 18. We ask that you fill out the form to let us know your plans, even if you have your own apparel. Apparel may be picked up from the Bryan Center (Art Gallery, upper level) beginning Monday, April 29, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., until noon on Saturday, May 11.
We encourage you also to join colleagues, students and their families for the President's Reception on the Chapel Quadrangle on Saturday, May 11, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Other events and special ceremonies during the weekend are listed on the Schedule of Events.
Commencement processional instructions and parking information is now available.