The School of Nursing Hooding and Recognition Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at 6 p.m. in Duke Cameron Indoor Stadium with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

A drop-in reception will be hosted at the Christine Pearson Building from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Health Guidance for Reception and Ceremony

The School of Nursing will follow the university guidelines for the reception and ceremony on Sunday, May 8 to help mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. Masks are required during the reception; outdoor eating is encouraged, if possible.

For the ceremony, masks should be worn during the procession and throughout the ceremony. Students may briefly remove their masks for photographs while they are in the photography area located off the stage, if the student wishes.

Those speaking at the podium may remove their masks once at the podium and before they begin speaking.

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Academic regalia are required for the School of Nursing Hooding and Recognition Ceremony. Pick up through Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bryan Center on West Campus.

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 2022.

Degree Photos

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

  • ABSN: 4 to 4:10 p.m.
  • MSN/Certificate: 4:15 to 4:30 p.m.
  • DNP: 4:35 to 4:50 p.m.
  • PhD: 4:50 to 5 p.m.

Tickets are not required for the May 2022 School of Nursing Hooding and Recognition Ceremony.

Guests with Accommodations

It is important for us to know in advance if you or your guest(s) require special accommodations. If you did not list attendee accommodations in the RSVP survey, email the Duke School of Nursing Registar's office at

Duke University Commencement Ceremony

If you did not RSVP for this ceremony and wish to attend, email to receive important communications.

Duke School of Nursing graduates attending the Duke University Ceremony will receive a special gift from Alumni Affairs while lining up at Wallace Wade to demonstrate our passion for our profession.

Duke University Commencement Schedule
8:15 a.m.Student Check-inPascal Field House, behind the scoreboard at Wallace Wade Stadium
9:00 a.m.Procession of CandidatesBrooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium
9:30 a.m.Commencement CeremonyBrooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium
Duke University School of Nursing Reception
11:30 a.m.Drop-in lunch receptionChristine Siegler Pearson Building, Duke University School of Nursing

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Optional, Informal Activities throughout Campus
All DayDuke Gardens420 Anderson Street
12-5 p.m.Nasher Museum of Art2001 Campus Drive
1-5 p.m.The Latinx Exhibit at The Jerry and Bruce Chappell Family Gallery at Perkins Library411 Chapel Drive
3-5 p.m.Reflection Time at Duke Chapel401 Chapel Drive
Duke University School of Nursing Hooding & Recognition Ceremony
4-5 p.m.Degree photosDuke Chapel Steps
5-5:30 p.m.Student Check-inScharf Hall at Cameron Indoor Stadium
6 p.m.Recognition CeremonyCameron Indoor Stadium


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