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commencementPh.D. Hooding Ceremony

The 2019 Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 11. Tickets are required and must be requested only by Ph.D. recipients. Notification about ticket requests go out in late February.

Saturday, May 11, 2019
5:30 p.m. (reception will immediately follow ceremony)
Durham Convention Center
301 W. Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701
Parking information

More about the hooding ceremony

mobile appHooding Ceremony Mobile App

The Graduate School is developing a mobile app to keep our graduating students and their guests up to date about the Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony. The app provides information about tickets, regalia, deadlines, and parking.

The app is currently being updated for 2019. Please check back in March for the download links.

Master’s Degree Recipients

Please check with your department to see if they are hosting a graduation ceremony. All master’s degree students must complete the Commencement Information Form.

Diploma Distribution

Official Ph.D. diplomas will be distributed during the Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony.

Ph.D. students not attending the hooding ceremony, as well as master's students whose departments do not distribute master's diplomas during commencement weekend, may pick up their diplomas from The Graduate School the week after commencement between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. You must show your student ID before The Graduate School can release your diploma.

University Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 12, 2019
Wallace Wade Stadium (rain or shine)
More information

Other Commencement Activities

Commencement Gift Pickup

The Duke Alumni Association wants to celebrate you! Come pick up your commencement gift, enjoy free food and drinks, and learn the answers to all of your “Life After Duke” questions.

Thursday, May 9
1:30–5:30 p.m.
Penn Pavilion

Friday, May 10
10:00 a.m.–2 p.m.
Penn Pavilion

Cap, Gown, and Hood

Please direct all questions to University Stores, which handles all order for academic regalia.


Commencement FAQs