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Godwin Field Celebration-CANCELLED

Due to deteriorating weather conditions on Godwin Field, the celebration has been cancelled, however the graduates may connect with their families in front of the Athletic Plecker Center (APC) or Duke Dog Statue. The graduates will be exiting the stadium through Gate B and guests will exit through Gates A & C.



Tickets are not required.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
     7 p.m. The Graduate School, Convocation Center
Friday, May 6, 2016
     3 p.m. University Ceremony, Bridgeforth Stadium
     6 p.m. The College of Business, Bridgeforth Stadium
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9 a.m.
      The College of Arts and Letters, The Quad
      The College of Education and University Studies, Convocation Center
      The College of Health and Behavioral Studies, Bridgeforth Stadium
      The College of Integrated Science and Engineering, UREC East Campus Field
      The College of Science and Mathematics, Alumni Centennial Park
      The College of Visual and Performing Arts, Duke Lawn

University Ceremony Program

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College Ceremonies Program

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  • May 5: Graduate School Ceremony
  • May 6: Nursing Pinning Convocation
  • May 6: 2016 University Ceremony
  • May 6: Godwin Field Celebration
  • May 6: College of Business Ceremony
  • May 7: College of Education and University Studies Ceremony
  • May 7: College of Integrated Science and Engineering Ceremony
  • May 7: College of Visual and Performing Arts Ceremony
  • May 7: College of Science and Mathematics Ceremony
  • May 7: College of Health and Behavioral Studies Ceremony
  • May 7: College of Arts and Letters Ceremony
  • Dec 17: December Commencement Ceremony
  • More >