Duke will confer degrees to about 1,712 undergraduates and 4,100 graduate and professional students who finished their coursework in September 2021, December 2021 or spring 2022. Beginning Friday, May 6, a series of events will be held in celebration of the Class of 2022.
Duke Chapel will hold traditional baccalaureate services on Friday, May 6 at 4:30 p.m. for graduating students with the surnames A to G and Saturday, May 7 at 11:30 a.m. for graduates with the surnames H to Z. While seating in the chapel will be for students only, the services will be simulcast in Page Auditorium and Griffith Theater, as well as live-streamed on the commencement website and the chapel YouTube channel. Dean of the Chapel Luke Powery and President Vincent Price will give remarks.
The in-person commencement ceremony for the Class of 2022 will be held on Sunday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Wallace Wade Stadium. Senior Priya Parkash and General Motors CEO and Chair Mary Barra will give remarks. The commencement will be livestreamed on YouTube.
The Pratt School of Engineering will hold a diploma ceremony for students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Sunday, May 8 at 3 p.m. The event will be open for all who wish to attend.
Of the undergraduate degrees, 1,423 degrees will go to graduates of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, while 289 degrees will go to graduates of the Pratt School of Engineering. The other 155 will go to those receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
The Graduate School will hold a doctoral hooding ceremony and reception on Saturday, May 7 in the chapel. The humanities and social sciences ceremony will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and the biomedical sciences, physical sciences and engineering ceremony will be from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Celebration events for specific graduate programs will be held May 6-8.
The Sanford School of Public Policy will hold ceremonies for graduate and undergraduate students in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Friday, May 6. The graduate ceremony will occur at 10 a.m. and the undergraduate ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Certificate ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7.
The Nicholas School of the Environment will hold a recognition ceremony for graduating professional and doctoral students in Wilson Recreation Center on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The school’s undergraduate recognition ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the same location.
The Divinity School will hold a baccalaureate service of worship and hooding ceremony on Saturday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel. The celebration will also be livestreamed. Dr. Wylin D. Wilson, assistant professor of theological ethics, will deliver remarks.
The School of Nursing will host a hooding and recognition ceremony in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Sunday, May 8 at 6 p.m.
The School of Medicine will host a Hippocratic Oath ceremony in the chapel on Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m.
The Fuqua School will hold a certificate ceremony for graduates with the Health Sector Management Certificate at the J.B. Duke Hotel on Friday, May 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Fuqua School will also hold a commencement ceremony for its masters of management and masters of quantitative management graduates in Cameron Indoor Stadium on May 6. A livestream will be held on the Fuqua School’s YouTube channel.
The School of Law will hold a convocation ceremony at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday, May 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Duke Kunshan University will host its first-ever commencement for its Class of 2022 undergraduate students on Friday, May 20 at 8:30 a.m. China Standard Time at the Poly Grand Theater, Kunshan Culture and Art Center. The University will host a ceremony on the Duke campus that will coincide with the celebration. Former University President Richard H. Brodhead and biophysicist Yigong Shi will deliver remarks.
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Audrey Wang is a Trinity junior and editor-in-chief of The Chronicle's 119th volume.