Duke Undergraduate Admissions

NC/SC Open House


We are delighted to welcome you to the North Carolina and South Carolina Open House on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The Open House is a day-long program intended to introduce rising high school seniors from the Carolinas to the academic and co-curricular opportunities at Duke.

The Open House will include information sessions on admissions, financial aid and merit scholarships. Duke admissions officers will also offer a separate workshop on how to best present yourself in the college admissions process. Faculty and students will lead panel discussions on topics in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and engineering. They will also conduct a sample class and showcase programs including study abroad, innovation and entrepreneurship, and Duke Engage, our fully funded global summer service projects.

Registration is still open

Here is the schedule of events for the day.

The forecast is calling for the possibility of inclement weather on Saturday, but our event will be held rain or shine.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I register for the North and South Carolina Open House?
A: Registration for the open house is now open. Use the following link to register: https://admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/register/ncscopenhouse 

Q: How long with the North and South Carolina Open House last?
A: The main program will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m. There will also be optional pre-event sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m. A full schedule can be found here.

Q: Who can attend the North and South Carolina Open House?
A: All rising seniors from North and South Carolina are welcome to attend this event on a first come, first served basis. Younger students should join our mailing list so that they will be notified of this and other visit opportunities in the future.

Q: Will attending the North and South Carolina Open House increase my chances of being admitted to Duke?
A: Attending the NC/SC Open House will give you a full picture of the opportunities available to students at Duke. While attending may help you decide if Duke is a good fit for you, we do not track demonstrated interest in our admissions process. Therefore, attending or not attending the open house will not positively or negatively influence our admissions decision.

Q: What if I am unable to attend the North and South Carolina Open House?
A:  If you are unable to attend the NC/SC Open House, you are welcome to visit the campus any time.  Go to admissions.duke.edu/setting/plantrip for information session times, tour schedules, and class visit availability for the days you are able to visit. 

Q: What hotels do you recommend?
A: You will receive a list of hotel recommendations in your confirmation email.

Q:  Where should we park on campus?
A:  Please park in the Bryan Center Garage IV, located on West Campus behind the Duke Chapel and accessed from Science Drive. For GPS, use 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC. Parking will be $5 for program participants. 

Q: What should I wear?
A: The NC/SC Open House dress code is casual. Duke's campus is large and you should expect to do a lot of walking, so bring comfortable shoes! Please check the weather forecast before you leave home (zip code: 27708) so as to prepare for rain or shine. 

Q: Will we see inside a residence hall room?
A: You will enter academic buildings and student spaces but we are unable to enter a residence hall out of respect for the privacy and safety of our students. View photos of Duke student rooms on East Campus.

Q: If I need special accommodations, where can I find information and how should I contact the admissions office?
A: Duke University encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you need special accommodations, such as a sign-language interpreter or a wheelchair, or if you have any questions about physical access provided, please contact us in advance at 919-684-3214.