All your action items related to Graduation.

If you have not already done so, you and your guests should make hotel reservations now!

A listing of local hotels is provided for your convenience. You can also visit the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau for additional area information and lodging options.

Have questions about graduation? Want to make sure you don't miss out on anything awesome in your final months at Fuqua? Come and get the skinny on all of your end-of-year events, celebrations, and to-dos leading up to Graduation. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP to ensure we have an accurate count.

You will be given printed announcements for the Daytime MBA ceremony in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday afternoon, which can be shared with family and friends. These will be placed in your lockers by February 23.

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

Below are instructions regarding applying for graduation, including confirming/updating your diploma name. You must apply to graduate by March 3, 2018. For the best experience, we suggest that you use any browser other than Internet Explorer. Please Note: the process to apply to graduate will not open until January 29. After this time, you will receive an email notification and your expected graduation term will be populated in the drop down menu.

Apply to Graduate:

  • Login to DukeHub.
  • Click on the Forms & Request tab from your home page.
  • On the Forms & Request tab, click on the Apply for Graduation button.
  • Click on Academic Program (this should be your current program). Choose Continue.
  • Select your Expected Graduation Term from the drop down box. Choose Continue.
  • Click on Update Degree Name and enter your name as you wish it to appear on your diploma. Do not enter this information in ALL CAPS. Use proper capitalization and punctuation for initials, titles, etc. You will have the option to enter a phonetic name, which will aid in pronouncing your name at the graduation ceremony.
  • Click on Update Degree Address to add a new address or check Send To My Address to select one of your existing addresses. This will be the address to which your diploma will be sent if you do not pick it up after the Saturday ceremony. Diplomas will be mailed after May 22nd. Choose Continue.
  • After you have entered all of your information, you will be taken to the Verify Graduation Data page. Verify that the information is correct.
  • Click the Submit Application button to complete your application for graduation.
  • Note: If you need to make updates after your initial submission, or after the deadline, please email

You must order your graduation apparel. Ordering your apparel is your responsibility and you must have it to walk at Graduation.

You have two options for ordering caps, gowns, and hoods, all of which should be worn for the Fuqua-specific ceremony in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday afternoon, as well as the Duke-wide ceremony on Sunday morning.

  • Rent your apparel ($47):  Rent your Cap, Gown, & Hood through the Net Impact Club to benefit the Summer Internship Fund. Net Impact will be tabling in the Fox Center from Thursday, February 15th through Friday, February 23rd to take your reservations for apparel as well as payments. Another option to reserve your attire is to complete the survey found here. Please note: you MUST pay via the instructions provided in the form to secure your reservation. If you have further questions, please contact Danielle Hayman for additional information. Reservations must be made by February 23rd. Rental reservations made after February 23rd will incur a late fee of $10.
  • Buy your apparel ($63+ tax): Buy your cap, gown & hood through Duke University Bookstore. You must complete the instructions to order prior to their deadline of Monday, March 19th.


Joint Degree Attire

See above information about academic attire. Additionally, joint degree students can wear any Master's level gown along with a cap but you must order the MBA hood.

For Graduation clearance, all second-year students pursuing a concentration must verify their concentration information is accurate and/or up-to-date by April 6, 2018

Concentrations are not required. You may select a maximum of 2 concentrations or 2 certificates ( Certificate of Academic Excellence in Finance, in Management Science and Technology or Management and Health Section management Certificate) or combination of both. Example: (1 certificate and 1 concentration). The MSTM and HSM certificates can only be added by the Fuqua Registrar. Please contact if you have questions regarding adding or removing a certificate. 

Use the Concentration and Certificate Selection tool in FuquaWorld to add or remove concentrations or the Certificate of Academic Excellence in Finance (CAEF) on this site. Clear your brower's cache if you have difficulty accessing this pathway.

  • To add a concentration and/or the CAEF: select the appropriate check box(es) and press the Submit button.
  • To remove a concentration and/or CAEF:-select the appropriate check box(es) and press the Submit button.

The requirements for all available concentrations can be found in FuquaWorld. Requirements for certificates can also be found in FuquaWorld.

Please Note: Upon graduation, your completed concentration (s) and/or certificates will be indicated on your official transcript.

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If any of your guests will require special security accommodations, alternate seating, or parking accommodations due to limited mobility or illness, you must request these accommodations by submitting the Special Accommodations Request Survey by Friday, April 27. Details are on the special accommodations page.

If you plan to attend the Duke University commencement ceremony, do not return or donate your apparel on Saturday. You will wear the same apparel (cap, gown, & hood) that you wore during the Fuqua ceremony.  Please plan accordingly. You can return or donate your apparel in bins at Fuqua in the week after graduation.

In order to receive your diploma, all outstanding bills with the University must be paid. Please keep your address up-to-date in DukeHub. Graduates will be able to pick up their diplomas on Saturday during the reception. If you are unable to pick up your diploma on Saturday, May 12, 2018, we will have them available in the Daytime Student Services Office until Monday, May 21st. The office is located at the bottom of the Fox Center circular staircase on the left.

All remaining diplomas will be sent to the Special Events Office on Tuesday, May 22nd at 8:00am and will be mailed to the address on file in DukeHub. Please keep your address up-to-date in DukeHub.