Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Event Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Duke University Chapel
Reception: Breakfast will be served prior to the Hooding and Recognition Ceremony at the School of Nursing Pearson Building from 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Eligibility to Participate

Prospective December 2018, and September 2018 graduates (who did not  participate in the May 2018 ceremony) are eligible to participate in December 2018 School of Nursing Hooding and Recognition Ceremony.

Information for Guests

Tickets ARE required for guest. Tickets are NOT required for graduates. Each graduate will be allowed a maximum of four (4) guest tickets. A live stream viewing will be available online for those who are unable to attend.


Academic regalia are required for the School of Nursing Hooding and Recognition Ceremony. Graduates can place orders for regalia through the RSVP survey that has been emailed out to them.

Doctoral Degree Recipients

If you wish to purchase your apparel, please contact Patti Silver at in the Duke University Stores. DNP graduates should either:

  • rent a black gown with apricot bars/hood and tam; or
  • purchase a Duke Blue PhD gown with black bars only.
Nursing Pins

For graduates who would like to purchase nursing pins, please visit to place your order. Please order by October 15, 2018 to ensure delivery for the December 2018 ceremony.

Graduate Check-in/Processional Instructions

Details regarding student check-in and processional instructions will be sent in late November 2018.


We will have two professional photographers on hand to capture all photos. Ordering instructions will be sent out after the ceremony in December 2018.

Guests with Disabilities

It is important for us to know in advance if you or your guest(s) require special accommodations. You will have the opportunity to do so via the RSVP form, or you may contact the DUSON Registrar at


Driving directions to Duke Chapel can be found at

Duke University Chapel
401 Chapel Drive
Box 90974
Durham, NC 27708


Parking and drop off information and instructions will be emailed to graduates in November.

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