Duke Economics Celebrates 2020 Graduates

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Duke Chapel in Spring with blossoming flowers. It says "Celebration 2020" on text over image

With the 2020 commencement ceremony postponed, Duke Econ wanted to do something to honor our graduates. Along with the campus-wide Marking the Moment celebration that took place on May 10, we also put together three videos from the department to our undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. students.

Featuring well-wishes from faculty, staff, and fellow students, the videos are not meant to be a replacement for commencement, but to show that we are still celebrating with you and your families, albeit from a distance. We hope that all of our 2020 graduates know how proud we are of their accomplishments, despite being faced with unprecedented challenges.

Speaking to all of our graduates, department chair Craig Burnside ended his remarks by saying, “While these are strange and challenging times for all of us, we hope you'll also take the time to reflect on, and draw strength from, your success.”

Congratulations to our class of 2020!