The Class of 2023 has had a most unique four years at Duke. From attending college through a global pandemic to watching the Duke undergraduate experience change right before them, this class has seen it all. The Chronicle is here to celebrate their accomplishments in preparation for Commencement on Sunday with this year's graduation preview.
Below, you’ll find a revisiting of the years the Class of 2023 spent at Duke, reflections from Duke seniors, a look at this year’s honorary degree recipients and more.
By Holly Keegan
Seniors reflected on the community they built and the personal growth they've experienced ahead of graduation.
The Class of 2023's first year on campus started out normally, but ended with students being sent home during the spring semester.
The Class of 2023's sophomore year was the beginning of a new normal, with its members studying from Durham and around the world.
The Class of 2023's junior year was hallmarked by changes to Duke's housing system, an unforgettable basketball season and a return to near-normalcy.
During the Class of 2023's senior year, Duke announced its Climate Commitment, while student groups struggled.
By Ishani Raha and Andrew Bae
Duke will award honorary degrees to four individuals who have made important contributions to their fields, ranging from climate science to the arts.
By Senou Kounouho
Adam Silver, Trinity '89, will be the commencement speaker for the Class of 2023. In his speech, he plans to tell students that their Duke experience is only just beginning.
By Michelle Brown
From the main commencement event in Wallace Wade Stadium to doctoral hooding ceremonies, here are the ways Duke is celebrating those graduating in 2023.
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