To Do List


Duke University's
Fuqua School of Business

100 Fuqua Drive
Box 90120
Durham, NC 27708-0120 USA

To Do List

Reserve Lodging for Yourself and Guests 

If you have not already done so, you and your guests should make hotel reservations now!

A listing of
local hotels is provided for your convenience. You can also visit the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau for additional area information and lodging options.

Send Graduation Invitations and Announcements to Family and Friends 

In the spring you will be mailed ten announcements and invitations to share with your family and friends. The announcements and invitations will be for the Saturday graduation ceremony and will have your specific program's information.

Complete Graduation Attendance Survey and Request for Special Accommodations 

A graduation attendance survey will be sent for you to fill out. It is critical you complete this survey as it enables the Executive MBA Programs Office to plan accordingly for the graduation day festivities.

Part of the graduation attendance survey asks if you or any of your guests need special accommodations in regard to parking or seating. Please pay special attention to this section as you are completing the survey so we can make sure we are prepared for you and your guests.

Pick Up Graduation Apparel 

On Friday, May 9 Cross Continent and Weekend Executive students will need to go to the R. David Thomas Center between 12 and 6 pm to pick up their graduation apparel. If you are unable to pick up your apparel during this time period, you can pick up your apparel on Saturday morning starting at 7:10am outside of Cameron (see map), however Saturday morning pick-up is discouraged. Global Executive students will have their apparel distributed during the Term 5 residency. The staff members handing out the caps and gowns will show you how the hood is to be worn, as it can be a bit tricky!

Arrive Early for Class Photo (if applicable) and Line Up 

Weekend Executive will have thier class photo taken at Cameron Indoor Stadium at 7:45 am on Saturday, May 10. Cross Continent students will have their class photo taken at Cameron Indoor Stadium at 8:00 am on Saturday, May 10 for a class photo. Students should come dressed in their apparel or allow time to put their apparel on before the class photos. Global Executive students will have their class photo on Friday, May 9 at The Fuqua School of Business.

All students should gather at the Cameron Indoor Stadium Hall of Honor by 8:15 am on Saturday, May 10 for formal lineup for the graduation ceremony.

Pick Up Your Diploma  

Cross Continent and Weekend Executive students received their diplomas in the mail prior to the graduation ceremonies.

Global Executive students will be able to pick up their diplomas in the Fox Student Center once the Duke-wide ceremony concludes on Sunday, May 11 at 12 pm. Students are not able to pick up their diploma until their degree has been conferred by Duke University. This does not occur for Global Executive students until after the Duke-wide graduation ceremony on Sunday. Cross Continent and Weekend Executive students had their degrees conferred already as their programs concluded in December.

Review Recent Graduates Website 

Fuqua's Development and Alumni Relations team has developed a website to assist recent graduates in their transition to becoming alumni. The website serves as a great resource for graduates of all programs at Fuqua.

Order Class Ring (Optional) 

Students have the opportunity to order a class ring through Jostens.