Duke University holds graduation ceremonies only in the spring. Graduates who earned their degrees in September or December may participate in graduation ceremonies in May. Duke Divinity Baccalaurate will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018  at 6:30 p.m. Graduates who are participating in Baccalaurate must arrive in Goodson Chapel by 5:00 p.m.  More information will be posted in February 2018. 

We recommend making hotel reservations and securing dinner reservations for your family as early as possible. Many hotels and restaurants get booked early due to the many other universities in the area holding commencement activities the same weekend.

Duke University maintains a university-wide website for commencement weekend with schedules, resources, information about traveling to Durham, and more.