Required Steps for Graduation

  1. Submit Graduation Application
    Please confirm your intention to graduate this May by completing the Graduation Application in DukeHub no later than Friday, March 10, 2017. In order to be certified for graduation, you must complete this application. You will be asked to indicate how you would like your name to appear on your diploma, a phonetic spelling of your name to allow accurate pronunciation during the Hooding Ceremony, and the address where your diploma(s) should be mailed if you are unable to pick it up at Commencement. 

    1. Prior to working in DukeHub, students should always clear their browser cache and turn-off the pop-up blocker.

    2. From the DukeHub Student Home Page, select Forms and Requests.

    3. Select Apply for Graduation.

    4. Click on Academic Program.

    5. Select Term from drop down menu.

    6. Update or confirm degree name and phonetic name (optional).  If you don’t update your name, your diploma will have the primary name given in DukeHub.  If you are a dual-degree student and have difficulty updating your name, please email the Law School Registrar at

    7. Update your address.  This is the address to which your diploma will be mailed if you are unable to pick up your degree at the Hooding Ceremony.

    8. Verify the information is correct and submit.  

    9. You should get a message that the application was successful.

  2. Register for Events
    Duke Law School offers an array of Graduation-related events and opportunities to celebrate your achievement. In particular, we need to know if you plan to attend the Hooding Ceremony.  Registration and payment (where applicable) for all Law School events (including the Gala, BBQ, Candlelight Dinner, and Hooding Ceremony) must be completed online. If you plan to attend any or all of these events, you must register through the registration page
  3. Order Regalia

    If you plan to attend the Hooding Ceremony and/or University Commencement, you must order regalia.  The online form for ordering regalia is now closed. If you still need to order regalia, contact Patti Silver at

  4. Bar and Employment Information (JD candidates only)
    The ABA requires that we collect bar and employment information from graduates.  In order to facilitate the Law School’s compliance with ABA accreditation standards, please respond as directed by the Career & Professional Development Center in the coming weeks to complete the Graduate Employment Survey.  Students who have settled employment plans for after graduation must complete all questions on the survey; students continuing to pursue opportunities need only provide basic contact information.  Please note that you must complete this Survey in order to pick up your diploma.
  5. If an immediate family member or spouse is a Duke Law alum, he or she may hood you (come on stage and place the hood over your head) at the Hooding Ceremony. If you wish to take advantage of this opportunity, please contact Rachel Ferebee at
  6. Complete all Spring 2017 semester work and resolve any Incomplete grades by Friday, May 5.