Congratulations to all of our outstanding 2024 graduates! We are so proud of you, and look forward to celebrating your accomplishments!


Graduate Ceremony

May 10, 9 a.m. EST

Contact: Jason DeRousie

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Undergraduate Ceremony

May 10, 1 p.m. EST

Contact: Suzanne Pierce

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Venue & Tickets

All ceremonies will be held in the historic Cameron Indoor Stadium on Duke’s West Campus. We do not anticipate a guest limit for this ceremony at this time. No tickets are required for this event.

Map: Walk To Venue from Parking Garage >>



Please park in the Science Drive Visitor Garage, located on the corner of Science Drive and Cameron Boulevard/HWY 751. Use the Cameron Boulevard entrance. Cameron Indoor Stadium is a short walk.

Map: Graduation Parking >>


Class Photo Day

Each year, Sanford has a class photo day for graduate students. Sanford photographers take lots of photos that day and will collect the best into a photo gallery. You are welcome to download the photos as keepsakes.

All photos will be available here

Photos of the Day!

We will share high resolution images of all photographs taken by our professional photographer.

All photos will be available here

Child Policy Research Certificate Celebration

  • Date: Saturday, May 11
  • Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Rhodes Conference Room, 223, Duke Sanford
Contact Erika Hanzley-Layko

Policy, Journalism & Media Studies Certificate Celebration

  • Date: Friday, May 10
  • Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Reception 5 - 6, event 6 - 7)
  • Location: Blue Devil Tower

Event honors those who have earned the Policy, Journalism and Media Studies certificate or have participated in the program’s reporting and research teams, including the 9th Street Journal, the Reporters’ Lab and the Tech Policy Lab.

Contact Shelley Stonecipher

Notes for Undergraduates

Requesting Special Accommodations for Guests at Sanford ceremony

Do guests require special seating or parking accommodations due to mobility impairments? Please let us know your guests’ needs.   Deadline for submission: Friday, April 18, 2024.

(Here's the request for graduation accommodations for the main Duke graduation, too.)

May 9 @ 4:00 PM: Graduation Rehearsal

There will be a MANDATORY rehearsal and class photo shoot in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Meet in the Rubenstein Pavilion Lobby - this is the main entrance into Cameron (on the football field side).

May 10: After the Graduation Ceremony

Join us at K’ville to take your picture and give a final farewell. 

may 11: Diploma Pick-up

Diploma pick-up for PUBPOL first majors will be on Saturday, May 11th from 9:00 AM – Noon in Rubenstein Hall Lobby.