Graduation

May 2015 Engineering Graduation Events

Duke University Commencement Weekend will take place May 8-10, 2015, and includes a variety of events, ceremonies, and celebrations. The University Commencement ceremony will take place at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in downtown Durham on Sunday, May 10, 2015. Please see commencement.duke.edu for details.

Engineering Graduation Events will take place on Friday, May 8, 2015, Saturday, May 9, 2015 and Sunday, May 10, 2015.  Please see the schedule below.

Note: May 10, 2015 is also Mother's Day, so please keep this in mind when planning your dining and hotel accommodations.

Friday, May 8, 2015

2015 Pratt Graduate Diploma Ceremony
Distributed Master of Engineering Management Program (d-MEMP)

6:00 p.m.
Schiciano Auditorium - Fitzpatrick Center (FCIEMAS)

Doors will be open and seating will begin at 5:45 p.m.  If anyone in your party has special seating needs, please contact Staci Thornton at staci.thornton@duke.edu (subject line: "2015 Graduation”).

Saturday, May 9, 2015

2015 Pratt Graduate Hooding Ceremony (MS) 

10:30 a.m.
Griffith Film Theater - Bryan Center

Doors will be open and seating will begin at 10:00 a.m.  If anyone in your party has special seating needs, please contact Sara Faust at sfaust@duke.edu (subject line: "2015 Graduation").

See the video of the 2014 MS and PhD ceremony.

2015 Pratt Graduate Diploma Ceremony
Master of Engineering (MEng)

11:00 a.m.
Reynolds Industries Theater - Bryan Center

Doors will be open and seating will begin at 10:30 a.m.  If anyone in your party has special seating needs, please contact Lorelle Babwah at lorelle.babwah@duke.edu (subject line: "2015 Graduation").

See the video of the 2014 MEM and MEng ceremony.

2015 Pratt Graduate Diploma Ceremony
Master of Engineering Management (MEM)

2:00 p.m.
Reynolds Industries Theater - Bryan Center

Doors will be open and seating will begin at 1:30 p.m.  If anyone in your party has special seating needs, please contact Bridget Fletcher at bridget.fletcher@duke.edu (subject line: "2015 Graduation").

See the video of the 2014 MEM and MEng ceremony.

2015 Graduate School Hooding Ceremony (PhD)

5:30 p.m.
Durham Convention Center
301 W. Morgan Street
Durham, NC 27701

Tickets required.  Additional information on PhD Hooding Ceremony can be found on the Graduate School’s website.

See the video of the 2014 MS and PhD ceremony.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

2015 Pratt Undergraduate Diploma Ceremony (BSE)

4:30 p.m.
Cameron Indoor Stadium

Doors will be open and seating will begin at 4:00 p.m. No tickets are required for the Pratt Undergraduate Diploma Ceremony. There is ample seating in Cameron Indoor Stadium for all graduates and their families and friends. If anyone in your party has special seating needs, please contact Quiana Tyson at prattevents@duke.edu (subject line: "2015 Graduation").

See the video of the 2014 undergraduate ceremony.


Parking and Duke Commencement Information

Graduation weekend parking information will be found on the Duke Commencement webpage which is usually updated in February before graduation.  It will include information about baccalaureate exercises and the University Commencement ceremony at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.  Visit web.duke.edu/commencement for details.

Area Dining

For a more comprehensive list of area restaurants, visit the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau website.

On Campus Dining Open on Commencement Sunday

Venues, Menus & Hours of on Campus Restaurants

American Tobacco Campus Restaurants within walking distance of the Durham Bulls Stadium
  • Cuban Revolution - 318 Blackwell St., 919-687-4300
    Sun 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Ed Mitchell’s BBQ - 359 Blackwell St., Diamond View III, 919-813-4311
    Sun 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Mellow Mushroom - 410 Blackwell St., 919-680-8500
    Sun 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Moe’s Southwestern Grill - 359 Blackwell St., Diamond View III, 919-973-4797
    Sun 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • OnlyBurger - 359 Blackwell St., Diamond View III, 919-813-4311
    Sun 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Tobacco Road - 280 S. Mangum St., 919-937-9909
    Sun 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
  • Tyler’s Taproom - 324 Blackwell St., 919-433-0345
    Sun 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sunday Brunch open until 9:00 p.m.
  • Which Wich - 359 Blackwell St., Diamond View III
    919-624-9827
  • Basan (coming soon) 919-424-7759
Durham Restaurants within 1 mile of campus
  • Another Broken Egg Café - 2608 Erwin Rd., 919-381-5172
    Sun 7:00 a.m.  – 2:00 p.m
  • Nosh Erwin Terrace - 2812 Erwin Rd. #101, 919-383-4747
    Sun 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Smashburger - 2608 Erwin Rd., 919-237-1070
    Sun 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Sushi Love Erwin Terrace - 2812 Erwin Rd. Suite 204, 888-799-8037
    Sun 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Six Plates 2812 Erwin Rd., 919-321-0203
    Sun 4:00 – 11:00 p.m.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill - Lofts at Lakeview Plaza, 2608 Erwin Rd #144, 
919-309-2901
    Sun 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Dunkin Donuts Erwin Terrace - 2608 Erwin Rd #156
    Sun 5:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Firehouse Subs - Lofts at Lakeview Plaza
, 2608 Erwin Rd #128, 919-383-2100
    Sun 10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • TGI Friday’s - Lofts at Lakeview Plaza, 
2608 Erwin Rd #104, 
919-383-9636
    Sun 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Durham Restaurants within 5 miles of campus