As announced by the University President, Fuqua graduation events will not take place this May. However, Duke remains committed to having an in-person celebration of the Class of 2020 at a later date to be determined.

Duke is planning for an online celebration in May with commencement speaker, Ken Jeong to mark the moment. Fuqua is also working on ways to celebrate the Class of 2020 this spring. We will communicate updates as they develop.


This information is for graduating students. It is designed to help get you through the big day, including a schedule, a to do list, instructions for the day itself, and a list of frequently asked questions.

Pre-Graduation Events

All events listed below are optional and are for graduating second year students only.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020: Fuqua Reflects at Fuqua

Wednesday, April 22, 2020: Dean's Reception, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Nasher Museum of Art (RSVP will be required; an invitation will be sent in April from the Dean's office).

Thursday, May 7, 2020: Fuqua Finale at Fuqua

Graduation 2020

Deadline Passed

Are you ready?

Graduation Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 8, 2020

2:00-4:00 p.m.
HSM Certificate Ceremony (Location: TBD).

Reception follows (Location: TBD).

Saturday, May 9, 2020

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

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

12:45 p.m.
Doors to Cameron Indoor Stadium 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.
Reception at the Fox Student Center, Fuqua School of Business

Diplomas available for pick-up in Geneen Auditorium

5:30 p.m.
End of Reception

Sunday, May 10, 2020

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