State Recognition Ceremonies

We have made the difficult decision to postpone all Duke TIP recognition ceremonies originally scheduled for the spring of 2020. 

As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to develop, minimizing health risks takes top priority, and medical officials far and wide recommend eliminating large gatherings as an important step in that direction.

Trust us when we say that celebrating our students' amazing academic achievements remains near the top of our priority list as well! Qualifying students will receive invitations to ceremonies next spring, in 2021. Since we are postponing this year's ceremonies, students who test or re-test in April, May, or June of 2020 and who qualify to attend a ceremony will also receive an invitation in spring of 2021. 


Ceremony selection

Students interested in attending a ceremony are encouraged to test by February. Students who achieve qualifying scores by the end of March will still receive a ceremony invitation, but they may have fewer ceremony locations to choose from. 

Invitations

Qualified students will receive both a physical and digital invitation. Invitations are mailed beginning in late March to qualified students who tested in March or earlier. Students may select the state ceremony that best fits their needs due to campus preference, date, or location.

If you need to update your student's information, including email and mailing addresses, you can do so online by visiting your account on My TIP or by contacting us at 7talentsearch@tip.duke.edu

RSVP process

Instructions on how to RSVP via the digital invitation will be posted on this website in March and will accompany both the digital and mailed invitations. Most ceremony locations will have a deadline to RSVP two weeks prior to the ceremony. While each ceremony has limited seating available, waitlists will be available for high-demand ceremony sites.

2020 information

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State
Site
Date and Time

Alabama

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Postponed until Spring 2021

Arkansas

University of Arkansas, Little Rock

Originally scheduled for

Tuesday, May 12

1:00 p.m. 

Postponed until Spring 2021

Florida

Florida A&M University, Tallahassee
 

Postponed until Spring 2021

Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), Melbourne

Postponed until Spring 2021

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton

Originally scheduled for

Tuesday, May 19

10 a.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

University of South Florida, Tampa

Originally scheduled for

Wednesday, May 13

10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

Georgia

Middle Georgia State University, Cochran

Originally scheduled for

Saturday, May 2

10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

Georgia Southern University, Statesboro

Originally scheduled for

Thursday, May 21

6 p.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

Kansas

University of Kansas, Lawrence

Originally scheduled for

Tuesday, May 12

9 a.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

Kentucky

Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green

Originally scheduled for

Thursday, May 21

2 p.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

Louisiana

Northwestern State University, Natchitoches

Originally scheduled for

Sunday, May 3

Noon

Postponed until Spring 2021

Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg

Originally scheduled for

Saturday, June 6

1:30 p.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

Missouri

Drury University, Springfield

Originally scheduled for

Friday, May 22

11 a.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

Nebraska

Creighton University, Omaha

Originally scheduled for

Wednesday, May 27

3 p.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

New York

New York University, New York City

Originally scheduled for

Thursday, May 14

10:30 a.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

North Carolina

East Carolina University, Greenville

Originally scheduled for

Monday, May 18

1 p.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

Campbell University, Buies Creek

Originally scheduled for

Tuesday, May 12

2 p.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

Elon University, Elon

Originally scheduled for

Wednesday, May 27

10 a.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

Appalachian State University, Boone

Originally scheduled for

Friday, May 29

10 a.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

South Carolina

University of South Carolina, Columbia

Originally scheduled for

Thursday, May 21

2 p.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

Tennessee

Belmont University, Nashville

Originally scheduled for

Monday, May 4

10:30 a.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

Texas

 

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth

Originally scheduled for

Monday, May 18

4 p.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science at the University of North Texas, Denton

Originally scheduled for

Thursday, May 14

10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

Trinity University, San Antonio

Originally scheduled for

Thursday, June 4

4 p.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

Lamar University, Beaumont

Originally scheduled for

Saturday, May 9

1 p.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

Texas A&M University, College Station

Originally scheduled for

Friday, May 22

2 p.m.

Postponed until Spring 2021

Sites, dates, and times are subject to change.

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