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!

Call for nominations


Call for nominations: UG Commencement Speaker

DKU’s third graduating class, the Class of 2024, is set to graduate in about 3.5 months!!! There is a commencement committee of faculty, staff, and students hard at work on the details of the commencement. One of the important tasks remaining is to select the undergraduate student commencement speaker to represent the Class of 2024. Click and find more information.


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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