Blue Devil Days
Welcome, Future Blue Devil!
Congratulations on your acceptance! As you spend the next few weeks learning more about Duke, we hope you will join us for Blue Devil Days, a series of two-day programs exclusively for admitted students. To register for Blue Devil Days, click on the link for your preferred program date below. Parents are invited to attend Blue Devil Days. Be sure to include all guests (parents, siblings, other) in your guest total so we can plan accordingly.
Schedule of Events
Each two-day program begins at 10 a.m. on the first day and ends at 3 p.m. on the following day. Our official campus welcome address is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on day one. The April 20-21 program will include special events for the arts and humanities, but otherwise all three programs will be identical in content. For more detailed programming information, view the Blue Devil Days invitation and complete daily schedules listed below:
Visiting Classes and Staying Overnight on Campus
Our world-renowned faculty invite you to attend a class. Plan to visit a class, or as many as you like, to enjoy and sample the academic experience at Duke. Here’s our list of recommended classes to review in advance of your visit.
Our students also welcome you to experience Duke residential life. The Admissions Office is able to host 100 students overnight with a first year student during Blue Devil Days, and registration is now full. You are also welcome to make overnight arrangements with a current Duke student that you know instead. Any student who is staying over with a Duke friend must identify the host to us and submit these waiver and liability forms to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please notify your Duke friend that we will also contact him or her to participate in an online hosting training session prior to your visit on campus. Here are some helpful tips for an overnight stay on campus.
Regardless of where you choose to stay, ALL Blue Devil Days attendees are welcome and encouraged to participate in ALL on-campus activities, which last until 11:00 PM. All attendees will have plenty of opportunities to mingle with student Admissions Ambassadors and current Dukies, so you'll be sure to have an on-campus buddy even if you stay off-campus.
Travel and Lodging
As you plan your travel to campus, note that registration will take place in the Bryan Center, and parking is available in the Bryan Center parking garage at 125 Science Drive, Durham NC, 27708, located on West Campus.
All admitted students and their families will receive discounted Blue Devil Days rates, when available, at the following area hotels:
Courtyard by Marriott - Durham
1815 Front Street
Durham, NC 27705
Corporate rate for Blue Devil Days
Hilton Garden Inn Durham/Univ Medical Center
2102 West Main St.
Durham, NC 27705
Best rate available on hotel website.
2800 Campus Walk Avenue
Durham, NC 27705
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Other Opportunities to Experience Duke
If you are unable to attend Blue Devil Days, please consider visiting Duke's campus on either Friday, April 24 or Monday, April 27. Although the last day of classes will have passed, we look forward to giving you a taste of Duke’s academic and co-curricular offerings with opportunities for admitted students beyond our standard information sessions and campus tours.
If none of the above dates work for your schedule and you plan to visit another day in April, please contact Taylor Hausburg '11, Admissions Officer, at email@example.com, 919-684-0153. She will make plans to greet you and your family, share information about visiting classes, and answer any questions you may have.
Even if you're not able to visit campus in person, you'll be able to get a feel for the Duke experience not only by exploring the Duke website but also by following @DukeStudents on Tumblr and Instagram, watching videos on our YouTube channel, and exploring our searchable map. Please also feel welcome to reach out to your regional admissions officer at any time. We want to answer your questions, and we're happy to help connect you with a current student or other individual who can help you, as well.
We hope to see you and hear from you soon!