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 2022 Executive MBA Programs commencement speaker will be Debbie Allen. 

Allen has had a groundbreaking and illustrious career as an actress, director, producer, dancer, choreographer, singer-songwriter, executive in the entertainment industry, and entrepreneur. For the past decade, she has starred in television’s Grey’s Anatomy, in addition to serving as executive producer and director. She is also a significantly accomplished entrepreneur and founder of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Throughout her career, she has been nominated for numerous awards including 20 Emmys and two Tony Awards, was appointed as a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and was a 2020 Kennedy Center honoree. In 2021, she received the Social Justice Impact award at the NAACP Image Awards. Debbie is a six time Emmy Award winner – four times for choreography, one time for Outstanding Television Movie as producer of Christmas on the Square, and one time as the Governors Award Honoree.

In addition to a BFA in Theater and Classical Greek Studies from Howard University, Allen holds four honorary doctorate degrees from Howard University, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Emerson College, and Spelman College.

Duke University's 2022 Commencement Speaker will be Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors.

Barra began her career with GM in 1980, inspecting hoods and fender panels at the Pontiac Motor Division as a co-op student at the former General Motors Institute (now Kettering University). Before becoming CEO, she led GM’s global product development, purchasing and supply chain, global human resources, and global manufacturing engineering organizations in varying roles. Barra has been ranked atop the lists of the “Most Powerful Women in Business” published by both Forbes and Fortune magazines. She was ninth on Fortune’s list of the “World's 50 Greatest Leaders” in 2020 and was listed as one of the world's 100 most influential people by TIME magazine in 2021. 

Barra received an honorary degree from Duke in 2018 and is a member of the university’s board of trustees. Barra is the first woman to lead a major auto company. She was elected chair of the GM board of directors in 2016, two years after becoming CEO.