Graduation requirements for the Duke Fuqua Daytime MBA program include a minimum of credits earned, GPA, and completion of core curriculum. Graduation requirements can be found in detail on the Fuqua website. Your total credits earned and GPA can be found on DukeHub.
Fuqua has provided a digital graduation announcement that you can share with your family and friends. However, if you'd like to purchase printed and personalized graduation announcements, you can visit Jostens.
There is no limit on the number of guests you can bring to both the ceremony in Cameron on Saturday May 13 and Wallace Wade on Sunday May 14 and tickets are not required for either ceremony. For Fuqua's ceremony, we do ask that you share how many guests you anticipate bringing to the ceremony and celebration on 5/13 so we can plan for all attendees.
Attending Graduation/Commencement Ceremonies is optional. As such, Fuqua cannot issue any formal invitation that would require anyone's presence and be used to assist in securing tourist visas for international guests who wish to attend Graduation/Commencement Ceremonies at Fuqua and/or Duke.
According to our information and experience, the best way for students to help their relatives secure tourist visas for Graduation is to use the process outlined on the Duke Commencement website.
If you need to complete the "Confirmation of Status" form, please follow the instructions provided below.
- Part I: to be filled out by student
- Part II: to be filled out by the Fuqua Registrars (email@example.com)
- Part III: to be filled out by Duke Visa Services — the Duke Visa Services front desk should be able to do this; no appointment required.
Additionally, on the bottom of the page linked above, there is an informational letter about Duke's Commencement Weekend and plans that can also be used for the purposes of your guests' visa applications.
Graduation apparel is required to participate in the Fuqua ceremony in Cameron Indoor. Your graduation apparel includes a Master's gown (different from a BA/BS gown), a hood, and cap with tassel.
You will have two options for ordering your graduation apparel: 1) renting through Net Impact Club or 2) purchasing through the Duke Bookstore. Details for ordering your apparel are on the Student To Do List page.
Special arrangements may be made for seating and/or parking if any of your guests have mobility impairments or health conditions. Additional information and the required survey to request acccommodations are on the Special Accommodations page.
Parking will be available in the Science Drive Garage. Additional details will be posted to the Guests page and the Parking + Directions page.
Immediately following the ceremony at Cameron Indoor on Saturday, May 13, there will be a celebration at Fuqua. The celebration will be a fun gathering for your family and friends toasting your graduation. Heavy hors d'oeuvre and drinks will be served. The celebration will end by 5:30pm, so if you would like to arrange dinner for your guests, we recommend a late dinner reservation.
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.
Diplomas will be mailed to you at the address you provide in DukeHub. Please review and update your mailing address by April 21. Diplomas are expected to be mailed out in mid-May. The link for your digital diplomas is emailed to your Duke email address in the same time frame. Domestic diplomas should arrive 1-3 weeks after mailing. International diplomas should arrive 2-6 weeks after mid-May mailing.
Please make sure your mailing address is valid from mid-May through July. If you are unsure where you will be or will be moving around, submit the permanent address of a parent, sibling, or friend who is willing to receive your diploma and get it safely to you.
Earning your degree is a huge accomplishment! To help you show off your accomplishment, Duke University provides the opportunity for students to order diploma frames. If you'd like to place an order for a Fuqua or Duke diploma frame, please visit the Duke University Store's website.
These documents can be requested directly from DukeHub. If you need additional instructions, please visit the University Registrar website for details on transcripts and degree verifications.
Please review the Technical Support Center's information for graduating students which provides answers to your Fuqua network, email, and file access questions. This website outlines all steps you should take to secure your IT information and resources before graduation, guidance on the timing of when you will lose access to various resources, and what resources are available to you as an alum.
Review the web page for recent grads on the Fuqua alumni site for tips on how to make the most of your alumni experience and take advantage of the many resources and engagement opportunities available to you wherever you go in the world.