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Commencement is just a few days away and the Class of 2022 have the photos to prove it. The Chronicle asked for submissions and created this gallery to highlight the festivities of graduation.

Class of 2022 commencement preview

Over the last four years, through a pandemic and a return to a changed campus, the Class of 2022 has redefined the Duke experience. With this year's graduation preview, however, The Chronicle is here to celebrate their accomplishments in preparation for Sunday’s commencement ceremony in much the same way we always have. 

On a usual LDOC, students would gather on Abele Quad for a concert and other festivities. In 2020, a sign reminded the reader to stay distanced from others.

Sophomore Year: 2019-2020

While the Class of 2022’s second year on campus will forever be infamous for the University’s transition to empty quads and online courses, the year was also remarkable thanks to student activism, campus renovations and basketball games for the ages. 


Arts & Sciences Council approves health policy certificate, discusses bylaws in final meeting of academic year

The Council started by voting to approve the new health policy certificate proposal, which will be a joint venture between the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. Despite faculty raising concerns about the proposal in the Council’s previous meeting, the vote to approve it passed with an overwhelming majority.


Send us your graduation photos

Graduates, we want to see your faces! Each year, we highlight graduation photos in celebration of commencement. Submit yours via email by Saturday, April 30 by 5 p.m.