Congratulations, Class of 2020!


MIDP Class Photo

Thurs, April 16 

9:30 am

Each year a portrait is taken of the graduating fellows with the Director of Graduate Studies, MIDP faculty and staff.  Plan to be there until 11:00 am. September and December graduates are invited to join. Business or traditional cultural attire is requested. You will receive a printed copy of the photo at graduation.  

Location: Meet in Sanford Circle

MIDP  Graduation Reception

Sunday, May 3 

7:30-9:00 pm

All graduating fellows and their families are invited to attend a celebratory graduation reception. We will take this opportunity to recognize the MIDP class, any outstanding achievements, and traditionally allow fellows to give a short speech about their time at the program if wanted (though this is not required). Please see the website for parking information.

 Location: in the Rubenstein Arts Center

Sanford Graduation Rehearsal

Friday, May 8 

1:15 pm

Please meet in the circle outside of Rubenstein and Sanford to walk to Wilson Recreation Center. This rehearsal is required. You do not need to dress up or bring your graduation apparel to the rehearsal.

 Location: Meet in Sanford Circle

Sanford Graduation Ceremony

Saturday, May 9 

9:30 am

The MPP/MIDP/PhD graduation ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 am, and you should plan to arrive by 9:30 am and go directly to the line-up/dressing room at the Wilson Recreation Center (we will show you this room during the rehearsal the day before). Parking is in the Science Drive Parking Deck, unless you request ADA parking in advance. Wear full graduation attire for the ceremony (gown, hood, cap and tassel). We recommend wearing business casual or traditional attire under your gown.

Following the ceremony, please proceed back to the dressing room of the Wilson Recreation Center to pick up your diploma. Please note if you do not pick up your diploma Saturday after the ceremony, it will be returned to the Registrar’s Office to be mailed to the address you submitted in your Apply to Graduate. If you have any holds, you will not be able to receive your diploma.

 A reception will follow directly after the diploma distribution in the Wilson Recreation Center. Families and friends are invited to attend and celebrate in all of Saturday’s events, tickets are not required.

 Location: Wilson Recreation Center

Duke Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 10  

8:30 am

The procession of candidates will begin at 9:00 am and the ceremony will conclude by 11:00 am. President Vincent E. Price will preside over the ceremony. Wear your graduation attire. A Sanford Staff Marshal will be present with the Sanford School. Read through the University Commencement Website for detailed information.

Tickets are not required for this event. Tickets are required for the Baccalaureate Service, which may also be done through the University Commencement page.

 Location: Brooks Field of Wallace Wade Stadium  

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