Welcome, families and guests!

Details for graduation events on Saturday


For guests unable to attend the ceremony in Cameron Indoor, a livestream will be available on the Fuqua YouTube channel. The livestream will start at 1:00pm with the ceremony program beginning at approximately 1:20pm. The ceremony will be a little over 2 hours.

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

Entry and Seating for the Ceremony at Cameron

Tickets are not required for the ceremony in Cameron Indoor Stadium or the celebration at Fuqua. There is ample seating in the stadium. Cameron Indoor Stadium doors will open at 12:00pm for guests to begin seating. Doors will close at 12:45pm, so all guests must be inside and seated at this time for final venue preparation.


Student and guest parking will be in the Science Drive Parking Deck. To view all details regarding parking, please visit the Parking + Directions page. Signs and parking attendants will be onsite to direct guests to parking and the walk to the stadium.

If you need to request proximity parking for guests with mobility impairments or severe health conditions, please visit the Special Accommodations page.

Celebration at Fuqua

Immediately following the graduation ceremony, there will be a celebration at the Fuqua School of Business.  A North Carolina barbecue style meal and drinks will be served. All graduates, family and guests are invited. Graduates may pick up their graduation gift at this time in Geneen, and donate their graduation apparel. 

Planning your visit

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

What to Bring and Weather


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), pack an umbrella, etc.


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 has several hotel options. Please check out our Where to Stay page for suggestions. We strongly recommend you book your hotel accommodations as early as possible. Many local hotels feature shuttle services for Commencement weekend. 

Where to Eat

Durham won Southern Living magazine’s title of "Tastiest Town in the South," so be sure to dine at one of the the Bull City's eateries. Check out the Durham Visitor's Information Site for a list of some of the local favorites.

Things to Do

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

  • Nasher Museum of Art
  • 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
  • Atlantic coast
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • NC Sandhills area championship golf
  • Raleigh, Cary, or Chapel Hill