Welcome, everyone!

This page provides general information useful to everyone attending graduation.


Parking and Special Needs

Saturday's ceremony will take place in Cameron Indoor Stadium with a reception to follow in the Fox Student Center at The Fuqua School of Business.

General Parking

Parking will be available in the Science Drive Garage which is located at the intersection of Science Drive and Cameron Boulevard/Highway 751. Plan to enter the garage from Cameron Boulevard/Highway 751. Please allow 10-15 minutes to walk from the parking garage to Cameron Indoor Stadium. Use this map as a resource for parking and walking directions to the stadium!


Weather in Durham

Be sure to prepare for weather, including rain. Consult local weather information.

Saturday Ceremony Policy

The Saturday graduation events are all indoors so weather will not be a factor. Please plan to attend rain or shine.

Sunday Ceremony Policy

For Sunday's event at Wallace Wade Stadium, the ceremony will continue in the event of rain. If weather conditions are threatening, the Graduation exercises will be canceled. If weather conditions are questionable on Sunday morning, you may call the Office of the University Marshal (919-660-1555) or the Bryan Center Information Desk (919-684-2323). Inclement weather decisions will be made and announced by 8:30 am on Sunday morning.

Graduation Speakers

Fuqua's 2023 Executive MBA Programs commencement speaker will be Mark Reuss (MBA '90), President of the General Motors Company

Mark Reuss is president of General Motors Company. He leads GM’s vision of an equitable and sustainable all-electric future within the organization and beyond through its innovative technologies, products, and initiatives.

Reuss directs the company’s regional operations, including North America, South America, China, and General Motors International. GM’s Global Product Development team, Global Design, Global Quality and Operational Excellence, and GM Defense report to Reuss. In addition, he serves on the board of GM China’s joint venture, Shanghai General Motors Co., Ltd., (SGM), and is a member of the GM Senior Leadership Team.

Reuss became GM president in January 2019 and expanded his role to include the global regions in November 2019. In 2018, he added Global Cadillac and Global Product Planning responsibilities and continues to lead them today.

From 2013-2018, Reuss was executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, and led program management of GM cars, trucks, and crossovers worldwide. He served as president of General Motors North America starting in 2009, responsible for GM’s performance, manufacturing, portfolio, and dealer network.

Reuss also served as GM’s vice president of global engineering, where he created and led GM’s Performance Division in 2001 and was responsible for GM’s racing vehicles, including the V-Series Cadillacs and SS Chevrolets.

Reuss was born and raised in metro Detroit and is deeply committed to revitalizing the region through service to education, community, and philanthropy organizations.

Reuss is a mechanical engineer who began his GM career as a student intern in 1983. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.

Reuss is a member of the Duke Fuqua School of Business Board of Visitors and is GM’s Key Executive at Duke University. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Cranbrook Schools, Horizons Upward Bound, Detroit Workforce Development, the Detroit Education Coalition, and the CEO Leadership Group on Regional Economic Development. He served as the 2020 chair of Alliance for Automotive Innovation and is a founding member of GM’s Inclusion Advisory Board. Reuss joined the board of The Henry Ford in 2016 and was named board chair in 2023.

Duke University's 2023 Commencement Speaker will be Adam Silver (T'84), Commissioner of the National Basketball Association.

As commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) since 2014, Adam Silver has been named to TIME’s 100 Most Influential People, Fortune’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders, and Bloomberg Businessweek’s list of 50 people who defined global business.  Additionally, Silver has earned Sports Executive of the Year honors at the Sports Business Awards, Sports Business Journal’s Executive of the Decade, and was named Sports Illustrated’s Executive of the Year.

A 1984 political science graduate, Silver was appointed to Duke University Board of Trustees in 2015 and currently serves as vice chair.