Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708-0120 USA
- How and when do I receive my graduation announcements and invitations?
Each graduating student will be mailed 10 graduation announcements and 10 graduation invitations for the Fuqua ceremony which can be shared with your family and friends.
- How many guests may I invite?
There is no limit on the number of guests that you are allowed to bring to the Global Executive graduation ceremony and reception. However, students are required to indicate the number of guests for each event on the graduation survey that will be sent to all students. This enables staff to prepare adequately for space layout, seating, and food.
There are no tickets for the graduation ceremony. Seating is first-come, first-serve unless otherwise reserved.
- Can children participate in the graduation day activities?
Children are welcome to attend the graduation ceremony and reception. We encourage you to bring the entire family and understand that children are an important part of this celebration. If you have a young child or children, please make sure an adult other than yourself is able to supervise them while you participate in the class photo, line-up, and ceremony. The responsible adult should make sure the child or children stay out of the aisles in Geneen Auditorium as they will be used during the ceremony.
For the reception, there will be a designated kids' room that will have child-friendly food and beverages in addition to entertainment. There will be a balloon artist, face painter, and a clown to entertain the children. Please be aware that this room will not be monitored by staff, therefore, be mindful of where your children are during the reception. The kids' room is in Faculty Hall, which is around the corner from the Fox Student Center.
Note to Parents: There is a stairwell in the Fox Student Center that seems to attract children wanting to climb. The stairwell is dangerous and children should not climb on it. We will have it blocked, but it must remain open for access to the lower floor. Please be mindful that your children do not climb on the stairwell.
- Where should I park?
Students and guests can park in the Fuqua Gated Lot with a designated parking pass. The parking pass is available on the main page of the graduation website on July 1, 2013. Please note the parking pass must be displayed in your front car window and is only good for graduation day (Saturday, July 20). To find the parking lot, type in "Fuqua Gated Lot" in the Duke Campus Map.
The Fuqua Gated Lot is located off of Towerview Drive. After turning on to Towerview, veer right to take the road down to the Fuqua Gated Lot.
- Will I still have access to the buildings?
After graduation you will be permitted to have access to Fuqua with an Alumni Card. You must go to the Duke Card Office to obtain your "free" Alumni Card. You will need to go to the office during normal business hours as you will need to have a new picture made. All students wishing to obtain an alumni card must inform the BMO [919-660-7733] who in turn will write to the Duke Card Office approving and assigning the appropriate building access.
- Will I still have access to the library and its resources?
You will have access to library books and DVDs for one year after graduation but you need to get a new borrowers card as your Fuqua ID expires on July 31st.
For more information on access to specific databases, see the Library's secure page on Library Database Access for Recent Graduates (NetID login and password required to view).
The Ford Library also offers several databases and a variety of services to alumni on an ongoing basis. Visit The Ford Library Alumni Website for more information.
- How do I pay any remaining balance still due?
If you have a balance due at the bursar's office that will need to be paid off as soon as possible or your diploma and transcript will be held.
The Bursar's website has information on payment options.
- What happens to my network access?
- Please see the special section for graduating students in the Technical Support Center Online for answers to your network and file access questions.
- When do I get my diploma?
The Board of Trustees at Duke University approves all diplomas three times a year. Your final grades will be submitted and diplomas will be approved after the meeting in September, and the EMBA Programs office will send the diplomas via FedEx in October.