More than 5,800 to graduate at Duke Commencement Sunday

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Duke University will award more than 5,800 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees at its annual commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 8.

Duke Chairman Vincent E. Price will preside over the 9 a.m. ceremony at Wallace Wade Stadium, and General Motors CEO and President Mary Barra will deliver the keynote address.

1,712 undergraduate students are expected to graduate on Sunday, including about 350 from North Carolina. While Duke’s Sunday commencement ceremony is the flagship event of graduation weekend, it follows several days of smaller events orchestrated by schools, programs and campus groups.

The launch is open to the public, and Duke will broadcast the event live on the university’s YouTube channel. Twitter users can follow the start and contribute to the conversation using the hashtag #Duke2022.

Duke will also award four honorary degrees on Sunday. The recipients are:

  • Sylvia Acevedoa nonprofit executive and rocket scientist who currently sits on Qualcomm’s board of directors, who will receive an honorary doctorate of science;
  • Akinwumi A. Adesinaworld-renowned development economist, agricultural development expert and President of the African Development Bank Group, who will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters;
  • Patrick Brun, founder and visionary director of Impossible Foods, which makes meat and dairy products from plants, who will receive an honorary doctorate of science;
  • Tom Catenamedical director and sole surgeon at Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains in central Sudan, who will receive an honorary doctorate of science.

Priya Parkash, a senior from Pakistan, will deliver the keynote address for the students. Parkash holds a bachelor’s degree in statistical science and economics and a minor in religious studies. Among her many activities at Duke, Parkash has been an international student advocate, served as president of the Pakistan Student Association, founded the Duke Actuarial Society, served as editor of The Chronicleand was a teaching assistant in the economics department.

About 13,000 guests are expected to attend the main kickoff exercise, according to Duke’s Office of Special Events and Academic Ceremonies, which oversees graduation weekend planning.

There is ample general parking available near Wallace Wade Stadium, the majority of which will be in the Science Drive parking garage. Graduates are recommended to park and drop off in the blue zone. Additional guest parking will be available in the Blue Zone, PGIV and Chemical lots. A parking plan is available here.

People with reduced mobility can park on the site. Duke will provide additional parking on level 2 of the Science Drive garage. Both lots are accessible via NC-751. ADA vans will be available to transport guests with reduced mobility from these areas to the respective Wallace Wade Stadium entrances.

For the Main Ceremony on Sunday, May 8, Park & ​​Ride shuttles will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. See this diagram for Park & ​​Ride shuttles.

Other ceremonies


Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m.: Sonia Sekhar MPP ’14, Deputy Director of NY State of Health, will speak to graduates of the Class of 2022 Master of Public Policy, Master of International Development Policy, International Master of Environmental Policy, and Ph.D. in public policy programs at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The event is not open to the public but will be streamed live on Sanford’s YouTube channel.

Friday, May 6 at 1 p.m.: The Sanford School of Public Policy will honor public policy graduates with a ceremony and reception at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The event is not open to the public but will be streamed live on Sanford’s YouTube channel.

Friday, May 6 at 5 p.m.: Tom Finke, retired President and CEO of Barings LLC, will address graduates of the Fuqua School of Business’ Master of Management Studies: Foundations of Business Class of 2022 and Master of Quantitative Management: Business Analytics Class of 2022, at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The event is not open to the public but will be streamed live on Fuqua’s YouTube channel.

Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m.: The Duke School of Medicine MD Program will hold its Hippocratic Oath Ceremony at Duke Chapel, followed by a reception at Penn Pavilion.

Saturday, May 7 at 6 p.m.: The Duke School of Medicine Doctor of Physical Therapy program will hold its graduation at the Washington Duke Inn. The event is by invitation only but will be streamed live here.

Saturday, May 7, 10:30 a.m.: The Duke School of Medicine’s Master of Biostatistics program will recognize and celebrate 46 graduates at a private ceremony in Durham.

On Saturday May 7, the Fuqua School of Business is hosting two ceremonies.

At 9 a.m., entertainment executive and entrepreneur Debbie Allen will speak to Fuqua School of Business graduates Global Executive MBA Class of 2019, Global Executive and Weekend Executive MBA Class of 2022, Master of Science in Quantitative Management: Business Analytics Class of 2022, Accelerated Master of Science in Quantitative Management: Business Analytics Class of 2022, and Master of Science in Quantitative Management: Health Analytics Class of 2022.

At 1 p.m., Allen will address the daytime MBA class of 2022 and Ph.D. program graduates. Both Saturday services take place at Cameron Indoor Stadium and are not open to the public, but will be streamed live on Fuqua’s YouTube channel.

On Friday, May 6, the Graduate School will host a book signing with award-winning legal scholar, historian, and author Tomiko Brown-Nagin (AM’93, Ph.D.’02 History). The event will run from 3-4 p.m. and will feature Brown-Nagin’s new book, a biography of Constance Baker Motley, the first black woman to serve as a federal judge. The event is open to the public and participants must confirm their attendance.

On Saturday May 7, the Graduate School will organize two doctorates. dressing ceremonies for its 2021-22 doctoral students: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for humanities and social sciences, and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for biomedical sciences, physical sciences and engineering. The school will also honor Brown-Nagin as the recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award during the 9 a.m. ceremony. The ceremonies are not open to the public but will be streamed live on The Graduate School’s YouTube channel.

On Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m., Dale Threatt-Taylor, executive director of The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina, will speak to graduates of the Nicholas School of the Environment’s Master of Environmental Management, Master of Forestry, Duke Environmental Leadership Master of Environmental Leadership, International Master of Environmental Policy, and doctoral programs, at the Wilson Recreational Center. The event is not open to the public.

On Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m., George Delagrammatikas, Ph.D., Associate Principal and Director of Masters Studies in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, will speak to graduates of the Pratt School of Engineering master’s programs (artificial intelligence for Product Innovation, Biomedical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Financial Technology, Photonics and Optical Sciences, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, and Academic Program and Materials Science and Engineering) Class of 2021 and 2022, at Reynolds Industries Theater . The event is open to graduates, families and friends, and will be posted on Duke Engineering’s YouTube channel following the keynote.

On Saturday, May 7 at noon, Drew Hilton, Ph.D., Professor of Practice and Director of Innovation in Computer Science Education, will speak to graduates of Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering programs at the Pratt School of Engineering from 2021 and 2022, at Reynolds Industries Theater. The event is open to graduates, families and friends, and will be posted on Duke Engineering’s YouTube channel following the keynote.

On Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m., Luis Morales, ME, Executive Director, Master of Engineering Management, will address graduates of the Pratt School of Engineering, Master of Engineering Management Campus Program Class of 2021 and 2022, at the Reynolds Industries Theater. The event is open to graduates, families and friends, and will be posted on Duke Engineering’s YouTube channel a few days after the keynote.

On Saturday, May 7 at 5:30 p.m., Judge J. Michelle Childs MJS ’16 will address Duke Law graduate students as a distinguished speaker during their convocation at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Guests of graduate students are welcome to attend, and the event will be live-streamed and recorded for viewing on the law school’s YouTube channel.

On Saturday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m., the Divinity School’s 96th Baccalaureate will be held at Duke University Chapel. Dean Edgardo Colón-Emeric will chair and Dr. Wylin Wilson, assistant professor of theological ethics, is the guest speaker for the service. The event is open to the Divinity School community and can be viewed live on YouTube.

On Sunday, May 8 at 3 p.m., Jerome P. Lynch, Ph.D., F.EMI, Vinik Dean of Engineering, will speak to graduates of the Pratt School of Engineering, bachelor of science in engineering Class of 2022, in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The event is open to graduates, families and friends, and will be streamed live on Duke Engineering’s YouTube channel.

Degrees to be awarded


Duke will graduate approximately 1,712 undergraduates and 4,100 graduate and professional students who graduated in September or December 2021 or this spring.

Of the undergraduate students graduating Sunday, 352 are from North Carolina.

The estimated distribution of degrees for graduates is as follows:

Undergraduate degrees:

  • Trinity College of Arts & Sciences — BA 620; BS 803.
  • Pratt School of Engineering – ESB 289.
  • Nursing — BSN 155.

Graduate and professional degrees:

  • School of Nursing — MSN 221; DNP 89.
  • Trinity College of Arts & Sciences — BA 620; BS 803.
  • Pratt School of Engineering – ESB 289.
  • Nursing — BSN 155.
  • Duke Divinity School – M.Div. 99; Th.M. 15; MTS 20; MACP 22; Th.D. 2; D.Min. 16.
  • Fuqua School of Business — MBA 707; MSQM 358; MMS-212.
  • Graduate School — MA 206; MS 307; MFA 9; MAT 20; doctorate 414.
  • Faculty of Law — JD 216; LL.M. 144; SJD 2.
  • Nicholas School of the Environment — MEM 119; FM 12.
  • Pratt School of Engineering – M.Eng.M. 99; M.Eng. 74.
  • Sanford School of Public Policy — MIDP 21; deputy 75.
  • School of Medicine — MD 125; MHS 1; MHS-R 28; TPD 79; MBS 47; MMCI 37; MSBS 51.
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