All your action items related to Graduation.

The 2020 due dates and details on your graduation action items are currently being updated. Check here for a note when these items are ready for you.

CRITICAL: You must complete these items before you leave Fuqua and/or to graduate.

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 ($52):  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 in February to take your reservations for apparel as well as payments. An online reservation form will be shared at that time to allow you to reserve your apparel. If you have further questions, please contact Ilana Mayid for additional information. Reservations must be made by February 25th to secure the $52 price; after February 25th, the price will increase per the details in the survey.
  • Buy your apparel ($65+ tax): Buy your cap, gown & hood through Duke University Bookstore (ordering details to be updated soon). You must complete the instructions to order prior to their deadline of Friday, March 6th.

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.

Below are instructions to apply for graduation, including confirming/updating your diploma name. You must apply for graduation by March 20, 2020. For the best experience, we suggest that you use any browser other than Internet Explorer. Please Note: the process to apply for graduation will not open until January 27, 2020. 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 diplomaDo 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 greatly 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

For graduation clearance, all second-year students pursuing academic specialties must verify their information is accurate and/or up-to-date in DukeHub by April 3, 2020. We recommend ensuring you are on track to complete your concentrations ASAP.

  • Students must opt-in to the various certificates, concentrations, and the MSTeM second major that are offered in the Daytime MBA program. These academic specialties are not added to your record unless you specifically indicate you wish to pursue those courses of study.
  • Students can select a maximum of 2 academic specialties.
  • Concentration information shows up on your official transcript. It does not show up on your diploma. Certificate and MSTeM second major information also shows up on your official transcript and an actual certificate is given to you upon graduation.
  • Academic specialties are part of your Daytime MBA degree and there is ZERO additional cost associated with earning them.

Concentration and Certificate Requirements

  • Click on this link to read about concentrations and their requirements in FuquaWorld.
  • Click on this link to read about certificates and their requirements in FuquaWorld.
  • Click on this link to read about the MSTeM second major requirements in FuquaWorld.

Registration Information

Verify what you currently have on your student record by viewing your Academics page in DukeHub. On the top right portion of that page is a section titled Student Program Plan, where you can confirm your degree, academic specialties, and expected graduation term.

  • Click on this link in FuquaWorld to add or remove concentrations and the Certificate of Academic Excellence in Finance (CAEF) to your record.
  • The Health Sector Management (HSM) Certificate is added to your record via the HSM team. Contact Jess Levitt to discuss:
  • Click on this link to register for the Management Science and Technology Management (MSTeM) Certificate. You can request to have this certificate removed by going to this link.

Questions can be sent to

Detailed information on graduation requirements can be found here. The Fuqua Registrars audit all student records and will contact you directly if they see impediments to you graduating. If you do not receive an email from the Registrars about missing requirements, etc., you are on track to graduate. In this case, no news is good news. If you want to confirm you’ve met all graduation requirements, email

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 26. Details are on the special accommodations page.

There are no tickets required or limit on the number of guests you can bring to both the ceremony at Cameron Indoor Stadium and the reception at the Fox Center. However, we do ask that you RSVP for the Fuqua reception here to let us know how many guests you will bring with you. This information will help us ensure a smooth graduation day for all attendees!

 Please clean out your locker on or by May 4. Take all personal belonging home and recycle any papers that you do not want. The Daytime MBA Program Office will not be held responsible for any items left in your locker after June 1, 2020. If anything is left in the locker after June 1st, it is assumed you don’t want the item(s). Anything left behind will be disposed of or donated to nonprofit organizations.

You will not receive your diploma or transcripts if you have a balance due.

Before graduation, you must pay any outstanding fines and return items to avoid issues with graduating on time or requesting transcripts.

Please consider donating any unwanted books to other students via the Fuqua Book Exchange from April to mid-May 2020. 

In order to receive your diploma, all outstanding bills with the University must be paid. 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 9, 2020, we will have them available in the Daytime Student Services Office until Friday, May 15. The office is located at the bottom of the Fox Center circular staircase on the left.

All remaining diplomas will be sent to the University Registrar's Office on Monday, May 20 at 8:00am and will be mailed to the address on file in DukeHub. Please keep your address up-to-date in DukeHub.

If you've been using keys for the bike racks, storage areas, etc., please return them to the BMO before you leave Fuqua or by June 1.


IMPORTANT: These items may not be required to get your diploma, but completing them is an important part of your transition and Fuqua legacy. We strongly recommend you take the time to complete the tasks below.

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? The OSL and Fuqua Registrars will be hosting an info session February 14 on everything you need to know. Come and get the skinny on all of your end-of-year events, celebrations, and to-dos leading up to Graduation. RSVP and add to your calendar here. Missed the session? Review slides here

Report your status and/or job offer(s) in the Fuqua Reporting Analytics Platform (RAP), which you can access on FuquaWorld (Fuqua RAP is located below the GTS tile) or directly at

Reporting your status helps you and your classmates in the following ways:

Reporting that you are employer-sponsored can help improve Fuqua's rankings and helps your currently-seeking classmates receive additional assistance more quickly.

Reporting all of your offers—including those you decline--provides both of the above benefits and also improves current & future Fuqua students' job searches and negotiations through better data.

Reporting that you are continuing to job search allows the CMC to more quickly contact you to offer assistance.

OPT: Find more information here. This process can take a long time, start as soon as you’ve accepted your job.

H1B: If you are an international student intending to participate in the Spring 2019 H1B lottery, more details on the process found here.

Tell us about the students and club that made your Fuqua experience so special. You have the opportunity to nominate classmates for:

  • the Asa T. Spaulding Sr. Award for Leadership
  • the Distinguished Service Award
  • the Alan D. Schwartz Award for Mentorship
  • 2019 Student Graduation Speaker
  • the Duke MBA Club of the Year Award

The recipients of the above awards will be revealed and recognized at the Second Year Awards and Fuqua Finale event on May 9. Details on all the awards and links to all of the nomination forms can be found here

Who are the faculty or staff members who’ve made a difference during your time at Fuqua? You have the opportunity to nominate:

  • a professor for excellence in teaching a CORE course
  • a professor for excellence in teaching an ELECTIVE course (Note: this nomination is collected on a separate form and due later to allow consideration of your Spring 2 elective professors)
  • a staff member who has impacted your Fuqua experience for the better

The recipients of the above awards will be revealed and recognized at the Second Year Awards and Fuqua Finale event on May 9. Details on all the awards and links to all of the nomination forms can be found here

Actions to take as a soon-to-be Fuqua alum:

Don’t forget to nominate 1 professor for excellence in teaching an elective course.

NOTE: this is the same award as mentioned previously in this list, so only complete the nomination form now (or resubmit the form) if your favorite elective instructor has changed during Spring 2! Details on all the awards and links to all of the nomination forms can be found here

As a student, you most likely are accessing Microsoft Office through an Office 365 subscription. Before you graduate, make sure you have the “Graduation” or fully licensed copy of MS Office installed. If you don’t, the Office 365 subscription will expire and stop working after graduation (meaning you will need to buy the software at full retail!). For more information and a detailed how-to guide on how to confirm you have the permanent software license, please visit the TSC's website for graduating students.

If you rented your graduation apparel through Net Impact Club, please be sure to return all items. Collection bins will be placed around the Fox Center during the reception on Saturday for you to easily return your apparel. After Saturday, collection bins will be placed near the Keller Center East doorways until May 15.

If you purchased your graduation apparel, we encourage you to consider donating your apparel to Net Impact Club. To donate, you can place your items in the bins mentioned above. Donations support the Summer Internship Fund, which provides financial assistance to FY students who pursue summer internships with nonprofit organizations and public agencies.

Please note: if you plan to attend the Duke-wide Commencement Ceremony, do not return or donate your apparel on Saturday. You’ll need it to wear on Sunday. You can return or donate in the bins at Fuqua until May 15.


AS INTERESTED: These items are not required but are recommended for their awesomeness. These items may enrich your final months at Fuqua, make your transition smoother, or increase your fun!

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 were placed in your lockers on February 14.

If you wish to order more than the announcements we provide for you, visit Jostens to order personalized announcement packages. You can also leave or take extra announcements in the box provided in the Fox Center.

All Fuqua students (FYs and SYs), partners, and families are welcome and encouraged to attend Beach Week. Fun activities and social events will be planned throughout. RSVP here to receive additional details. 

Student Life will organize a few times for the graduating class to climb the Duke Chapel. There will be limited spots available, first-come, first-served. Given the limited availability of spots, this event is only open to SY Daytime MBA students (sorry, no partners, families or non-Daytime students!). Sign up if this is an item you want to check off your Fuqua/Duke/Durham bucket list! The link to sign up will be posted here in March.

Fuqua Reflects is for SYs and faculty/staff only. Fuqua Reflects is the first event that kicks off the SY Fuqua Capstone experience. During the Fuqua Reflects photo shoot, SYs and their families reflect on the MBA experience at Fuqua and write meaningful messages on their body - including general statements to the world, reflections on what they've learned during their time here, and the impact they intend to make going forward. You can choose to be photographed individually or as part of a group. Check out some example photos here. Photos will be revealed at Fuqua Reflects on 4/17!

The sign up link will be posted here in April. Slots fill quickly, so reserve your time ASAP.



November 2019.

Note: You may lose access to a particular course earlier if the instructor chooses to limit access to a specific time period.

DukeCard (i.e. building access, parking, printing/copying, etc.)

Typically, your DukeCard will become inactive within 3-5 days of Graduation.

Duke Box

Students will have the option to maintain their Box account upon graduation. The account can be transitioned to a personal Box account and will keep the allotted 50 GB of storage space.

Duke Email Account

May 2020.

Duke NetID/Password

Between 5 to 10 days after Graduation.

Fuqua H: Drive

September 30, 2019.


November 2019.

Gym Access

Immediately after Graduation.

Library Access

Access to library databases expires when your Duke NetID and password expire (typically 5-10 days after Graduation).

More information on library services available to Fuqua alumni can be found here.


Immediately after Graduation.


November 2019.

Note: You may lose access to a particular recording earlier if the instructor chooses to limit access to a specific time period.


Further instructions on how to avoid losing access to your personal files or data can be found at the TSC’s website for graduating students.


Your parking permit is valid until August 15, 2020. You are not required to return it.