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Upcoming commencement events for Duke's graduate and professional schools

<p>Students celebrate at Duke's commencement ceremony in 2019.</p>

Students celebrate at Duke's commencement ceremony in 2019.

Duke will confer degrees to about 1,859 undergraduates and 4,040 graduate and professional students who finished their course work in September or December 2020, spring 2021 or the first summer session of 2021. A variety of events will be hosted in the coming weeks for the Class of 2021 and some members of the Class of 2020.

Duke Chapel’s traditional Baccalaureate service will be livestreamed Friday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m.

The in-person ceremony for the undergraduate Class of 2021 will be held in Wallace Wade Stadium on Sunday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Senior Meghana Sai Iragavarapu and singer-songwriter John Legend will give remarks.

Of the undergraduate degrees, 278 degrees will go to graduates of the Pratt School of Engineering, while 1,434 will go to graduates of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. The other 147 will go to those receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

The Nicholas School of the Environment will hold a ceremony for graduating professional and doctoral students Wednesday, May 5 at 1 p.m. Virtual recognition celebrations for various programs and departments will take place May 7 and 8.

Duke Divinity School will hold a graduation celebration in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday, May 5 at 5 p.m. The event is only for graduating students who are registered to attend but will be livestreamed. L. Gregory Jones, dean of the Duke Divinity School, will deliver remarks at the ceremony.

The Graduate School will hold a virtual Ph.D. celebration on Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m. that will be livestreamed. Graduating Ph.D. students will be able to attend a drive-through celebration on Friday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. that will also be streamed.

The School of Nursing will host a Hooding and Recognition Ceremony in Cameron Indoor Stadium on May 8 at 10 a.m. It will be livestreamed but closed to the public.

On May 8 at 11 a.m., Duke Divinity School will hold Baccalaureate for the Class of 2020. The event will include the reading of the names of 2020 graduates and an opportunity for students to be hooded. At 3 p.m., they will hold a similar event for 2021 graduates. The events will be available on YouTube.

The School of Medicine will hold a small, outdoor ceremony on the Duke South Lawn for health professions graduates on May 8. Fuqua School of Business Master in Quantitative Management: Health Analytics graduates will have a private online ceremony May 8 at noon.

Law School graduates will have a convocation ceremony Saturday, May 15 at 10 a.m. The Law School will stream the event on their YouTube channel, but it remains closed to the public.

On Saturday, May 15 at 2 p.m., Fuqua MMS and mQM graduates will have a private celebration in Cameron Indoor Stadium. It is closed to the public but will be livestreamed on Fuqua’s YouTube channel.

Duke Kunshan University will host a hybrid ceremony for MMS:DKU students on Thursday, June 3 at 7 p.m. (China Standard Time). Graduates of the Global Health, Medical Physics and iMEP programs at DKU will have a ceremony on May 7 that will also feature about 20 graduates from the Class of 2020.

Nadia Bey | Digital Strategy Director

Nadia Bey is a Trinity senior and digital strategy director for The Chronicle’s 118th volume. She was previously managing editor for Volume 117.

Leah Boyd | Editor-in-Chief

Leah Boyd is a Pratt junior and editor-in-chief of The Chronicle's 117th volume.


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