Hello Graduates,

With rain in the forecast Saturday, here is a reminder that recognition ceremonies will go on as scheduled unless weather intensifies to severe thunderstorms and high winds.

Thank You,

Student Services

The Spring 2019 Place-based Schedule.

The final 2019 schedule will be available in spring 2019 and can be found at DEL Graduation Page along with other graduation events and activities. 

Required Days: Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10

Graduation/Leadership PBS, May 9-12

Date Event Time/Location Candidates Other
Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10 Leadership Wrap-up & MP Presentations All Day

Grainger Hall/Field Auditorium

DEL-MEM  Parking available Bryan Center Visitor Lot (PGIV) > MAP


Friday, May 10 Graduation Reception Afternoon

Grainger Hall/Wegner Art Gallery

Same as above. Parking available in Circuit Lot > MAP
Saturday, May 11 NSOE Recognition Ceremony; RSVP to attend 9:00-11:00am; line-up at 8:15am

Chemistry Lot, West Campus

MEM, MF, DEL-MEM, NSOE PhD, MA and MS Tickets not required;  RSVP to attend. Parking available in Circuit Lot > MAP
Saturday, May 11 Reception for NSOE Recognition Ceremony 11:00-12:30pm

Grainger Hall/2nd Floor & Patio

Same as above. Tickets not required; Parking in the Circuit Lot  > MAP
Sunday, May 12 University-wide Commencement Ceremony 9:30-11:30am; line-up 8:15am; procession of candidates at 9:00am

Wallace Wade Stadium, West Campus

All spring graduates 

(this includes September and December 2018 grads)

See the Duke Commencement Website for more info and Student information


If there are any updates, students will be notified via their Duke email address. If you’d like a hardcopy, bring one with you. Note: we will not be in our usual classroom in the LSRC, but rather Field Auditorium in Grainger Hall (the building right next to the LSRC).

  • The NSOE Graduation site has info about alumni benefits, the student exit evaluation, and other graduation details.
  • Student instructions for the Nicholas School ceremony can be found here.
  • Parking: For Thursday and Friday, your best bet will be the Bryan Center Parking Garage (map attached), but as it is a busy week, it cannot be guaranteed. The Circuit Lot (at the corner of LaSalle and Circuitmay be open for guests, and would be worth a look before you head over to Bryan Center. It’s right across the street from Grainger Hall. Please allow yourself plenty of time each morning to park and walk to Grainger Hall to be on time for our sessions. General Duke parking information during Commencement week can be found here.
  • NSOE Recognition Ceremony
  • Miscellaneous:


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