Congratulations to the Daytime MBA Class of 2022!

We look forward to celebrating the graduation of the Fuqua Daytime Class of 2022 in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday, May 7, 2022. 

We are working to create a safe and well-coordinated graduation event following Duke and NC state guidelines. We will continue to update this site throughout the Spring as we have more information from Duke regarding graduation weekend plans. We will also communicate pertinent updates with graduates directly via email. 

Image of Bill Boulding greeting a graduating student

All the details for Fuqua's Graduation events can be found throughout this site, including a pre-graduation to do list for students, frequently asked questions, and instructions for participating in all the graduation weekend events for students and their guests. For more details on the Duke Commencement event on Sunday, May 8 in Wallace Wade Stadium, please visit the Duke Commencement website.

For guests who are unable to join us for the Graduation ceremony in-person on Saturday, the event will be livestreamed via the Fuqua School of Business Youtube channel.

For family members or guests who will be streaming the ceremony from China, a Zoom webinar link is available.

Graduation Weekend Events Schedule

Friday, May 6, 2022

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
HSM Certificate Ceremony and Celebration at the JB Duke Hotel

Saturday, May 7, 2022

12:00 p.m.
Doors to Cameron Indoor Stadium open; guests may begin seating

12:15 p.m.
Formal lineup at South entrance of Cameron Indoor Stadium for Graduates

12:45 p.m.
Doors to Cameron Indoor are closed; all guests should be seated by this time

1:00 p.m.
Graduates process into Cameron

1:30 p.m.
Graduation ceremony begins

Please note: When exiting Cameron Indoor on the south side, please keep to pedestrian paths. The south circle area will be servicing disability service vehicles.

3:30 p.m.
Celebration at the Fuqua School of Business

5:30 p.m.
End of Celebration

Sunday, May 8, 2022

8:15 a.m.
Student line up at Pascal Field House

9:00 a.m.
Procession into Wallace Wade Stadium

9:30 a.m.
Graduation ceremony begins


Headshot of actor Debbie Allen

Commencement Speaker: Debbie Allen

We are beyond delighted to announce that Debbie Allen will be Fuqua's Daytime MBA commencement speaker on Saturday, May 7. Debbie has had a groundbreaking and illustrious career as an actress, director, producer, dancer, choreographer, singer-songwriter, executive in the entertainment industry, and entrepreneur. Read more about Debbie's remarkable career here


Other Events for Graduating Students Only

Graduating students, save the dates for the below celebrations which are only open to members of the Class of 2022. Details and the process to RSVP will be communicated to graduates via email.

Date Event Details
April 26 Dean's Reception for the Class of 2022 A fancy get-together hosted by Dean Boulding at the Nasher Museum of Art.
May 5 Fuqua Finale with SY Awards Presentation This is the last hurrah with your class – a time to toast to and celebrate your time at Fuqua! Student, staff and faculty awards are also presented (you’ll have a chance to nominate people!).