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Duke Chapel and Statue

Duke University's
Fuqua School of Business

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

Tel +1.919.660.7795
Fax +1.919.684.2818

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Contact +1.919.660.7795 or email MMS staff

Related Information

Please consider the following suggestions in order to make your graduation weekend experience as enjoyable as possible.


What to Bring and Wear


Business casual or business formal dress is preferred.  The weather in Durham can be warm in May (average temperatures are between 55° - 78° Fahrenheit and 12.8° - 25.6° Celsius).  Please plan to dress appropriately for the weather, have good walking shoes, bring water, wear sun block (Sunday's ceremony is outdoors), an umbrella, etc.

Walking Shoes and Weather

Since guests will need to walk to the ceremony, reception, and designated parking facilities, please wear comfortable shoes and prepare appropriately for the weather, including rain. 

Where to Stay

Durham abounds with plenty of options for hotels.  Our main advice for graduating families is to book early!  Many local hotels feature shuttle services for Commencement weekend.  Please see the Duke Commencement website for more information on area accommodations.

Things to Do

There are many things to do on Duke's campus, in Durham, and in the Triangle and North Carolina. A few suggestions are found below.

Duke Campus:

  • Nasher Museum of Arts
  • Duke Chapel and Organs
  • Duke Gardens
  • Duke Forest
  • Duke Lemur Center
  • Duke Performances


  • Durham Bulls
  • Durham Performing Arts Center
  • Golfing at Washington Duke
  • Hayti Heritage Center
  • Historic Sites
  • Museum of Life and Science
  • Brightleaf Square or Ninth Street shopping

Triangle and North Carolina:

  • Atlantic coast
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • NC Sandhills area championship golf
  • Raleigh, Cary, or Chapel Hill
Where to Eat

Durham has a wide variety of local restaurants that are definitely worth visiting. Please note that there is no need to eat out on Friday night as there will be a reception with plenty of food at the Fuqua School of Business. We do recommend getting reservations ahead of time for other meals though.