Saturday, May 12 NSOE Recognition Ceremony; RSVP to attend Chemistry Lot, West Campus 9:00-11:00am; line up at 8:15am MEM, MF, DEL-MEM, NSOE PhD, and JD/MA Tickets not required. Parking available in Circuit Lot > MAP


Saturday, May 12 Reception for NSOE Recognition Ceremony Environment Hall/2nd Floor & Patio 11:00-12:30pm MEM, MF, DEL-MEM, NSOE PhD, and JD/MA Same as above.
Saturday, May 12 PhD Hooding Ceremony Durham Convention Center located at 301 W Morgan St.


5:30pm PhD graduates, family and friends Tickets are required. The Graduate School sends info about ticket distribution in early spring; More info here.
Sunday, May 13 University-wide Commencement Ceremony Wallace Wade Stadium, West Campus 9:30-11:30am; line up 8:15am All spring graduates Visit the Duke Commencement Website for more info.




  • PhD Hooding Ceremony: Tickets are required and students are encouraged to invite family and friends. The Graduate School sends information about ticket distribution to graduates in early spring. More info available here.
  • Official Ph.D. diplomas will be distributed during the hooding ceremony. If you are not attending the ceremony, you will be able to pick up your diploma beginning May 14 through May 18 from 8:30am to 5:00pm at the Graduate School.
  • Graduation apparel is required for all ceremonies.
  • If special accommodations are needed for the ceremony or reception on Saturday, May 12, contact Cindy Peters at no later than April 27


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