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Duke to hold commencement celebration for Class of 2020 in September

The Class of 2020 will finally be able to celebrate their graduation.

President Vincent Price invited members of the Class of 2020 to a graduation celebration on campus the weekend of Sept. 24 to 26, according to a Friday morning email to the Class of 2020 from Price, a copy of which was obtained by The Chronicle.

Duke will hold a formal commencement ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 26. Actor and comedian Ken Jeong, Trinity ‘90, will deliver the commencement address, and Duke will confer a slate of honorary degrees. Price also offered members of the Class of 2020 complimentary tickets to a football game against the University of Kansas on Saturday, Sept. 25.

He added that the University is planning to “host other once-in-a-lifetime Duke celebrations designed especially for you.”

More details will be delivered in the coming weeks, according to the email. 

“I know that your final year on campus did not end the way you would have hoped, and I am very grateful for your patience and flexibility throughout the pandemic,” Price wrote. “We are all looking forward to welcoming you back for a joyful celebration of your class on campus this fall.”

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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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