Recent Graduates

Empty your locker
Daytime MBA and MMS students should empty their lockers by Thursday, June 1. After this date anything left in your locker will be discarded.

Know when you will lose access to certain Fuqua/Duke resources or platforms




November 2017.

Note: You may lose access to a particular course earlier if the instructor chooses to limit access to a specific time period.

DukeCard (i.e. building access, parking, printing/copying, etc.)

Typically, your DukeCard will become inactive within 3-5 days of Graduation.

Duke Box

Students will have the option to maintain their Box account upon graduation. The account can be transitioned to a personal Box account and will keep the allotted 50 GB of storage space. 

Duke Email Account

May 2018.

Duke NetID/Password

Between 5 to 10 days after Graduation.

Fuqua H: Drive

September 30, 2017.


November 2017.

Gym Access

Immediately after Graduation.

Library Database Access

When your Duke NetID and password expire (5-10 days after Graduation). See more information here.


Immediately after Graduation.


November 2017.

Note: You may lose access to a particular recording earlier if the instructor chooses to limit access to a specific time period.

Team Tools

August 31, 2017.

For more information about when your access to various technology resources expires, please visit the TSC's website for graduating students. Further instructions on how to avoid losing access to your personal files or data can be found throughout this webpage.

Pay your balance
You must pay your balance by May 12, 2017 at the bursar's office or your diploma and transcript will be withheld. The Bursar's website has information on payment options. Any balance on your student flex card will be returned to your Bursar's account. If you have no outstanding balance at the Bursar's Office, the flex card refund will be mailed to the address you entered in ACES.

Support your class gift
Leave a lasting legacy by paying it forward for the next class of Fuquans. Visit the class gift page to learn more about your class campaign.

Return library books
Before graduation, you must pay any outstanding fines and return items to avoid issues with graduating on time or requesting transcripts. Please consider donating any unwanted books to other students via the Fuqua Book Exchange, April 15-May 12. 

Return keys to the BMO by June 1, 2017
If you've been using keys for the bike racks, storage areas, etc., please return them to the BMO.

Finish your database research
Your access to many library databases ends at graduation. This is because vendor license agreements do not allow the library to extend access to non-students. Alumni may continue to access many databases while visiting the Ford Library. Please visit the Ford Library's Alumni Databases page for more information on databases available to alumni.

Check your parking permit
Your parking permit is valid until August 15.

Purchase software
For more information on securing access to software purchased while at Fuqua, please visit the TSC's website for graduating students.

Plan for your health insurance needs
For Daytime and MMS students who graduate in May 2017, the Duke Student Medical Insurance Plan (SMIP) coverage ends on July 31, 2017. Continuation of coverage is no longer available, so please plan accordingly. Please visit to obtain health insurance once your Duke SMIP coverage has ended, if needed.

Give us your new address
About a month after graduation, you may update your profile information using the Fuqua alumni directory. Continue using the same login and password you used as a student.

Migrate e-mail from your Duke account
You may access your Duke e-mail account ( for approximately one year after graduation. You will not receive warning that access is about to be cut off, so you are strongly encouraged to start using a different account and move important messages to your new e-mail account. For more information on what happens to your Fuqua email and how to create a Duke Alumni email address, please visit the TSC's website for graduating students.

Continue using GTS
For students conducting a post-graduation job search, continue to access GTS via FuquaWorld for job postings and career resources. On approximately Friday, July 28, your GTS status will be transitioned to alumnus. You'll still be able to see job postings for new graduates and recent alumni; the change is that you'll log-in via the Fuqua website rather than through FuquaWorld. We'll contact you later this summer to confirm the date and details of that change.

Access career coaching and CMC resources
Whether or not you've worked regularly with a CMC coach during your time as a student, we are here to assist new graduates who are in an active job search post-graduation. Here are examples of questions that we can help you work through now and in the coming weeks:

  • What is my job search strategy? Is my focus too broad or too narrow? How many companies should I target?
  • Can or should I change my resume format now that I've graduated? 
  • Are my job search tools working for me? What should my LinkedIn profile look like?
  • Can you suggest companies, alumni, or contacts?
  • Is this offer a good one? Can I negotiate?

These examples give an idea of how we often work with graduates at this phase of the process, but there are many other ways we can provide strategic, moral, and tactical support.
You are welcome to continue working with a CMC coach you already know until we approach very late summer and early fall, at which time those staff will be ramping up their work with returning SYs and incoming FYs. If you are actively seeking at that point, we'll be glad to transition you to an alumni coach.
In addition, we have a small team of talented career coaches who work with Fuqua alumni across degree programs, industries, and ages/stages of careers. You could choose to be connected to an alumni coach now if that meets your needs.

Contact your coach directly or to get started.

Transfer ownership of Team Tools folders
Daytime and MMS graduates may access Team Tools until August 31 following graduation. Team "owners" who are graduating may transfer ownership to another team member through the edit feature in team tools. This should be completed by July 31. Click on "Adjust add/delete privileges" and select the team member to whom ownership will be transferred and then save your changes.

Check out the Duke alumni directory
Duke students who graduate in May can access the Duke alumni directory starting May 31. The directory includes contact information for over 150,000 Duke alumni around the world. The Duke alumni directory requires a log-in and password that is different from your Fuqua log-in credentials. Setting up an account only takes a few minutes. To learn more, visit the Duke alumni web site.

Keep an eye out for your Duke Alumni Card
All Fuqua graduating students will receive a Duke Alumni Card. Duke Alumni is transitioning to a virtual Duke Alumni Card. More information is to come, but in the meantime, check out the Alumni Benefits page.

Wrap up or extend your gym membership
Between May graduation and June 30 of the same year, you may purchase a monthly or yearly membership to the gym.