Duke Kunshan University

2024 Commencement


Class of 2024

The Duke Kunshan University community is excited to celebrate the Class of 2024 with a commencement ceremony to be held on Friday, May 17, 2024 on the DKU campus.

The registration link will be published later this month via email!


2023 Commencement


Student speakers chosen for Class of 2023 commencement

Emma Lee and Zhijie Zhou will address the DKU Commencement Ceremony on May 26, when hundreds of bachelor’s and master’s degrees are to be awarded.

Eldar Wang, Class of 2023, wins McCall MacBain Scholarship

The Duke Kunshan senior and award-winning writer is one just 10 global recipients of the highly selective graduate scholarship at McGill University.

Graduation joy for Class of 2023 at DKU Commencement

Your achievements and stories are ‘seared in our hearts and written in the history of our university’, Duke Kunshan Chancellor Youmei Feng tells graduating students.


Schedule of The Day

Surrounding Events

May 26

  • 8:00 a.m. Check-in table for graduating students opens in Academic Building (AB)
  • 8:00 a.m. Check-in table for guests opens at north gate of campus
  • 8:15 a.m. First student shuttle departs from Talent Apartments (TA)
  • 8:45 a.m. Last student shuttle departs from TA
  • 9:00-9:45 a.m. Students line up at AB Lobby South
  • 9:00-9:45 a.m. Faculty line up at AB Lobby Central
  • 9:00-9:45 a.m. Gonfaloniers, Mace Bearer and Platform Party Members line up at AB Lobby North
  • 10:00 a.m. Ceremony begins
  • 11:30 a.m. Ceremony ends

Senior Concert: DKUnited

This hybrid concert features DKU senior year student musicians on campus and virtually to showcase their music talents, to unite the class spreads around the world, and to celebrate their graduation through music!

Photos on Campus and in Residence Halls

Capture your graduation experience on campus and in your Residence Halls, post on social media with #classof2022 and #dkucommencement22. 

Senior Banquet (ticket required)
Date and time: May 19, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kunshan
Join us in celebrating the culmination of your journey with DKU and the beginning of a new chapter. As DKU graduates, you have embraced diversity, prepared to be global citizens and forged lifelong bonds. Let’s make this a night to remember!

Graduation Water Show (open to all students and their guests)
Date and time: May 24, 7:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Dayu Bay
Join your fellow graduates, friends and family in this extraordinary celebration, as cascading fountains and dazzling visual effects create an unforgettable ambiance. It’s a magical tribute to your hard work, resilience and achievements. Don’t miss this captivating event that will leave you with lifelong memories.

Senior Concert and Reception (open to all students and their guests)
Date and time: May 25, 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Location: Academic Quad, DKU (the lawns between Phase 1 and Phase 2 campus)
Join us for an evening of music, food and celebration at the Senior Concert and Reception with your friends and family!

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