Congratulations to the Daytime MBA Class of 2023!

Congratulations, graduates! We look forward to celebrating the graduation of the Fuqua Daytime Class of 2023 in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday, May 13, 2023. 

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 14 in Wallace Wade Stadium, please visit the Duke Commencement website.

If you have guests traveling internationally for graduation and needing a visa, please visit the Duke Commencement website for details on completing the Confirmation of Status form to support visa applications.

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 12, 2023

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
HSM Certificate Ceremony and Celebration at the JB Duke Hotel

Saturday, May 13, 2023

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 14, 2023

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


Head shot of Mark Reuss

Commencement Speaker: Mark Reuss

We are delighted to announce that Mark Reuss, President of General Motors Company, will speak at both of Fuqua’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13: Executive MBA & MSQM at 9:00 a.m. and Daytime MBA & PhD at 1:00 p.m. Mark earned his MBA at Duke in 1990, and his son Grant has continued that tradition and will graduate with the Daytime MBA students this spring. Mark has been an outstanding volunteer and ambassador for Fuqua, most recently finishing up a six-year term on our Board of Visitors. You can read more about his impressive 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 2023. Details and the process to RSVP will be communicated to graduates via email.

Date Event Details
May 2 Dean's Reception for the Class of 2023 A fancy get-together hosted by Dean Boulding at the Nasher Museum of Art.
May 11 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!).