Need last minute info on The Big Day?
Durham Tech’s Commencement page is right here.
Step One: Purchase your graduation outfit. Extended to Thursday, May 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4 – 4:45 p.m. (5:45 p.m. Wednesdays); Deadline is 4:30 p.m. on May 14. You still have time to purchase your outfit! Pay the $24 fee at the Cashier’s Window, White Building, lobby area. Then bring your receipt to pick up your graduation outfit in the Dean’s office, Wynn Center, room 1309. Call 919-536-7207 x1418 if you need to make special arrangements.
Step Two: Attend the required rehearsal. Commencement Rehearsal, Monday, May 18, 10:30 a.m., Durham Performing Arts Center. Clear your calendar of all other obligations so that you’ll be able to attend rehearsal and feel prepared for the commencement ceremony. The rehearsal will only last one hour and 15 minutes. All students who wish to participate in the Commencement Ceremony must be present at the graduation rehearsal. The rehearsal is the only opportunity that students have to learn about the protocol for the evening commencement. Graduation rehearsal will be at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Information concerning directions and parking for the day will be available online at http://www.dpacnc.com. Plan to arrive a few minutes early since parking is not immediately next to the Arts Center.
Step Three: Line up by 4 p.m. to participate. Monday, May 18, 4 p.m., Durham Performing Arts Center. By 4 p.m., you must be in the line up for the commencement ceremony according to programs and degrees. If you are not in line at this time, you may not be able to walk across the stage to receive your degree, diploma or certificate. The Commencement Ceremony begins promptly at 4:30 p.m. The ceremony generally lasts 90 minutes.