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.

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Before Graduation

Graduation Credit Requirements for The Duke MBA—Daytime Program:

  • Successful completion of (or exemption from) all core courses.
  • Completion of at least 79 credits or 65 credits for joint degree students.
    • Note: Summer Curricular Practical Training participants do not count the 1 CPT credit towards graduation; therefore, they will earn a total of 80 credits.
  • A GPA of at least a 3.0
  • Total credits earned can be found on DukeHub.

Additional information can be found here.

Each graduating student will be given a packet of five announcements for the Daytime MBA ceremony in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday afternoon, which can then be shared with family and friends. These will be distributed on designated days in the Fox Center to any who want printed announcements.

If you wish to order more than the announcements provided for you, visit Jostens to order personalized announcement packages.

There is no limit on the number of guests you can bring to Fuqua and Duke Commencement ceremonies.  Tickets are NOT required for guests to attend either ceremony.

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 
  • 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.

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. 

Special arrangements may be made for seating and/or parking if any of your guests have mobility impairments or health conditions. Additional information and a required survey are on the Special Accommodations page.

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 here.


Graduation Day

The reception on Saturday, May 9, will include heavy savory and sweet finger foods as well as wine, beer, and non-alcoholic options. While it is not a dinner, it is sufficient enough to serve as a meal. If you wish to go to dinner with your guests that Saturday evening, we recommend a late dinner reservation. 

Graduates will also be able to pick up their diploma in Geneen Auditorium during the Fuqua reception.

Graduates will be able to pick up their diplomas on Saturday in Geneen Auditorium during the graduation reception.

If you are unable to pick up your diploma on Saturday, please refer to the information on the Student To-Do List and in the FAQ below on how to pick up your diploma after graduation.


After Graduation

If you are unable to pick up your diploma on Saturday, May 9, we will have them available in the Daytime Program Office until Friday, May 15. The office is located at the bottom left of the Fox Center circular staircase. 

All remaining diplomas will be sent to the University Registrar's Office on Monday, May 18, at 8:00 am and will be mailed to the address on file in DukeHub. Please keep your address up-to-date in DukeHub.

In order to receive your diploma, all outstanding bills with the University must be paid.

The Development & Alumni Relations team, in partnership with many other areas of Fuqua, created a checklist of activities to complete as a recent graduate. This website is currently undergoing revisions and will be updated soon. For now, please visit the Fuqua Alumni website to learn about being an alumnus.

To request a copy of your transcript or degree verification, please visit the University Registrar website.