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The Class of 2023's graduation photos

Class of 2023 commencement preview

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.

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Senior Year: 2022-2023

Senior year was one of new beginnings — a year marked by the implementation of QuadEx, the first seasons of two head coaches and the lifting of COVID-19 protocols that defined much of the Class of 2023’s Duke experience.

A quiet campus on an unusual LDOC

First Year: 2019-2020

While the Class of 2023’s first year at Duke 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.