Do I order a tam or a mortarboard?
All Duke Law students, including JDs, LLMs, LLM-LEs, and students earning the doctorate of juridical studies should order a tam.
Do I have to buy my regalia?
All students, including JD, International LLM, and LLM-LE, or students earning the doctorate of juridical studies may either rent or purchase their regalia. The rental fee is $60, plus tax, which includes the gown, tam, tassel, and hood. If you wish to purchase your hood or the entire ensemble, please contact Patti Silver in the Duke University Stores at (919)684-0060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need tickets for anything?
Graduates and their guests do not need tickets to the Hooding Ceremony, Champagne Farewell or to Commencement. Graduates receive complimentary admission to the Graduate Gala. Guest tickets for the Gala are $30. Graduates and their guests must purchase tickets for the family barbeque for $15 each. If you plan to attend any of these events or want to purchase tickets, you must submit the RSVP form.
Do I need to RSVP for all graduation events?
Yes. You will need to complete the RSVP form by Friday, April 19.
I registered for regalia, but I did not get a confirmation. How do I know I actually registered?
The regalia site does provide a confirmation that you registered. If you are unsure, please contact the University Bookstore at (919) 684-6793.
What should I do if I have a guest with a disability attending graduation?
Duke University encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in its Commencement activities. Please see this section of the main Commencement website for more information.
What about parking?
With any major event, parking will be difficult. Please see the Schedule of Events page or the University Commencement parking site for instructions.