Before you arrive on campus:
If you have not already done so, make your hotel reservations now. A listing of local hotels is provided or you can visit the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau.
It is the students’ responsibility to order apparel, order Commencement announcements, and pick up tickets for the Baccalaureate Service. Please communicate with your student about taking care of these duties here on campus.
Please remember to bring your umbrella (just in case!) and comfortable shoes. Some of the events do require walking distance.
There are many optional activities offered over Commencement Weekend and we encourage you to check out the other Things to Do while on campus.
Duke University encourages guests with disabilities to participate in Commencement activities. If you anticipate needing reasonable accommodations beyond what is described on the Disability Management System website, please contact the Disability Management System at (919) 684-8247 in advance.