Congratulations to all of our 2023 graduates! We are thrilled for you, and look forward to celebrating your accomplishment with you!


Graduate Ceremony

May 12, 10 a.m. EST


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Undergraduate Ceremony

May 12, 1 p.m. EST


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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.

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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.

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Class Photo Day

Many of our graduate students participated in a class photo day. Sanford photographers took lots of photos that day and have collected the best into a photo gallery. You are welcome to download the photos as keepsakes.

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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 13, 2022
  • Time: 9 a.m.
  • Location: Rhodes Conference Room (223), Sanford Building

Policy, Journalism & Media Studies Certificate Celebration

  • Date: Saturday May 13, 2023
  • Time: 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Sanford School of Public Policy Lawn

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. Get more information about the event.

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 fill out this survey to let us know your guests’ needs.  Deadline to request special accommodations is Wednesday, April 26th(Here' the request for graduation accommodations for the main Duke graduation, Sunday May 14.)

Graduation Rehearsal

Mark your calendar for the MANDATORY rehearsal and class photo shoot: Thursday, May 11th  @ 4:00 PM in Cameron Indoor Stadium.   

After the Graduation Ceremony on May 12th

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

Diploma Pick-up: TBA

May 13th from 9:00 AM – NOON
Rubenstein Hall Lobby

more Duke Graduation Resources

Review Duke's tips for graduates, and the letter from the commencement team. 

2023 Graduate Profile

Matthew Vining

2023 Graduate Profile

Amanda Ostuni


His Last Class


A Message from Dean Kelley

"Our newest graduates are the definition of outrageous ambitions. Each graduate weathered extremely challenging circumstances and endured dramatic current events to complete their Sanford degree."

More about Dean Kelley

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