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. Please 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.  Please use this map as a resource for parking and walking directions to the stadium!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Accommodations Parking:  The Whitford Lot is available for graduates and guests that require special accommodations. A VIP parking pass is required.  Please contact Susan Kesti at susan.kesti@duke.edu to request a VIP parking pass.

Drop Off and Shuttle: Elderly guests or guests with limited mobility can be dropped off on Whitford Drive near the baseball stadium. Volunteers will be available with wheelchairs to assist your guests into Cameron, if needed. Please request a parking pass to the Whitford Lot for these guests if you have not already done so. (Email susan.kesti@duke.edu). We have a limited number of spaces available in the Whitford Lot, so parking passes for this lot should only be used by guests that require special accommodations and the family members that are traveling with them. All other guests in the party will need to park in the General Parking areas noted on the map.

Special Needs Access & Seating for Ceremony: Any elderly guests or guests with limited mobility are free to sit with their party on the main floor of Cameron Indoor Stadium. If you are facing the stage, this area will be located to the right towards the front.

Sunday Parking: Parking and special needs details for the Duke University graduation ceremony on Sunday at Wallace Wade Stadium can be found on the Duke University Commencement Website.


Weather

Weather in Durham

Please 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

 

 

Kevin Plank - Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Under Armour

In the sweltering Mid-Atlantic summer heat of 1995, Kevin Plank helped lead his teammates through grueling two-a-day workouts as special teams captain for the University of Maryland football program. Tired of changing his sweat-soaked cotton T-shirts over and over again throughout the day, he was inspired to create a better kind of T-shirt—one that could wick sweat and keep athletes cool, dry, and light.

Upon graduating from Maryland in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Plank started to turn his idea into a reality and, as a result, began redefining the way athletes dress. That year, he went on a mission to find the perfect fabric—performance synthetics—and combined it with an athlete’s perfect fit—compression. What started out as one tight shirt ultimately led to the launch of Under Armour as the high-performance answer to the sweat drenched cotton dilemma.

With 22 years of outfitting athletes with the world’s most innovative performance apparel, footwear, and equipment, Plank oversees a global company of 14,000 employees with total revenues of $5 Billion. Under Armour products are sold globally and are worn by athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal.

True to his vision Plank and Under Armour are committed to inspiring you with performance solutions you never knew you needed, but can’t imagine living without…and they are just getting started.