The School of Nursing Hooding and Recognition Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 6:00pm in historic Cameron Indoor Stadium, with doors opening for guests at 5:30pm.

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Health Guidance for Graduates and Guests at the Ceremony
Graduate Guidance

Masking: TBA

COVID testing: TBA

Vaccination: All Duke University and Health System students, staff, and faculty are required to be fully vaccinated, including a booster, or have submitted a medical or religious exemption.

Visiting Guest Guidance

Masking: TBA

COVID Testing: All attendees are strongly encouraged to test for COVID-19 test the day of your event. If you are traveling to Durham, we encourage you to test the day you plan to travel in addition to the day of your event. Tests results are not required to be submitted to Duke. We ask that you not attend if:

  • You have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last five days.
  • You have been tested for COVID-19 and not yet received the results.
  • You have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-10 within 48 hours prior to your event.
  • You do not feel well.

Vaccination: To protect the health and safety of our campus and local communities, all visitors to Duke are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to coming to campus. Visitors should also comply with Duke’s health and safety standards and guidelines.


Academic regalia are required for the School of Nursing Hooding and Recognition Ceremony.

Order regalia here:

Graduate Check-in and Line-up

Graduates must check in at the Cameron Indoor Stadium starting at 5:15pm.  Graduates will be given their name card with their line-up number printed on it.  Graduates will line up after their degree photo in numerical order to enter Duke Chapel.

Degree Photos

ABSN and MSN graduates should wear full academic apparel (cap, gown, hood). 
DNP and PhD graduates should drape hood over arm. 

Photos will be taken at the Duke University Chapel steps at the below times.

  • ABSN: 3:45-4 p.m.
  • MSN/Certificate: 4-4:15 p.m.
  • DNP: 4:15-4:30 p.m.
  • CRNA: 4:30-4:45 p.m.
  • PhD: 4:45-5 p.m.
Individual Photos

We will have two professional photographers staffing the Hooding and Recognition Ceremony to capture all photos. Ordering instructions will be emailed after the ceremony in May 2023.


Tickets are NOT required for graduates or guests

Guests with Accommodations

It is important for us to know in advance if you or your guest(s) require special accommodations. Please email the Duke School of Nursing Registrar's office  at

Duke University School of Nursing Hooding & Recognition Ceremony
Time Activity Location
4:15 p.m.

Degree photos begin (see above)

Duke Chapel steps
5:15 p.m. Student Check-in Cameron Indoor Stadium
5:30 p.m. Doors open for guests Cameron Indoor Stadium
6:00 p.m. SON Hooding and Recognition Ceremony Cameron Indoor Stadium

Visit Parking Map (coming soon)

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