Blue Devil Days
Welcome, Future Blue Devil!
Congratulations, again, on your acceptance to Duke’s Class of 2023! We invite you and your family to join us in April for Blue Devil Days, our admitted student visitation program. Blue Devil Days allows you to attend classes, meet professors and administrators, and learn more about our academic and co-curricular programs. More importantly, you will meet some of the most talented and engaging college students in the world. Our students are Duke's best advocates; their enthusiasm alone will make you excited to join our community.
If you have questions about any of our events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
If you are an admitted student but are unable to attend Blue Devil Days, we still welcome your visit to Duke. Please contact Leslie Niiro for assistance in planning your visit.
Each student attendee is limited to a maximum of two guests. Our sessions and panels will require students and their two guests to show wristbands which they will receive at check-in. We appreciate you understanding our space limitations. For all campus guests visiting during Blue Devil Days, a list of additional activities will can be found here.
Schedule of Events
Our registration and check-in table opens on April 18 and April 22 at 10:00 a.m.; you do not need to arrive early this year, though we recommend checking in before 12:30 p.m. at the latest to make it to the 1:00 p.m. opening session
On the first day of each program (April 18 and April 22), planned activities for attendees will take place from 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
On the second day of each program (April 19 and April 23), planned activities for all attendees will take place from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
All admissions-sponsored Blue Devil Days activities will take place on West and East Campus at Duke University.
For additional campus activities, please click here.
Observe a Class
Classes will be in session on April 18, 19, 20, and 23, which offers many shadowing opportunities for students! If you would like to observe a class, click here for a suggested course list and additional instructions.
How to Get Here
Duke is located near Interstates 40 and 85 in Durham, N.C. Though signs for Duke University abound throughout the area, you may need additional help. You can map your route to Duke with our searchable campus map.
Duke's campus is only a 20-minute drive from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). For information on taxi service and other ground transportation options, please visit RDU's website.
If you plan to park on campus, be sure to print the parking pass in your registration confirmation email in advance of your trip. This pass gives you access to two parking garages. Please park in the:
- Bryan Center Garage IV [125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708], or, if full
- Science Drive Parking Garage [302 Science Dr., Durham, NC 27708]
- Science Drive Visitor Lot [Science Dr., Durham, NC 27708]
You may park your car in either garage overnight, if necessary. For more information about parking, visit Duke Parking and Transportation.
For auto rentals, Hertz Rent a Car is currently offering special pricing for Duke visitors. To book your reservation, please click here.
Hotels and Accommodations
Several hotels are offering discounted rates for admitted students and their families for this special Blue Devil Day event. Mention that you're with Duke's Blue Devil Days for special pricing or use the special links below for booking rates.
There are also a myriad of other lodging options; Durham Convention and Visitor's Bureau is another helpful resource in identifying accommodations near campus.
Overnight Hosting and Other Accommodations
If you requested to stay overnight on campus, you can expect to receive a follow-up email with additional instructions and information about your overnight visit. This email will be sent from email@example.com by April 10. With any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regardless of your plans, ALL Blue Devil Days student attendees are welcome and encouraged to participate in ALL on-campus activities.
The Blue Devil Days 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.
Wheelchair and Disability Access
Duke University welcomes and encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.
If you anticipate that you will need disability accommodations such as wheelchair assistance or a sign language interpreter, please call our office at least two weeks in advance of your visit. Students are welcome to speak with members of the Student Disability Access Office about access and accommodations at Duke during Blue Devil Days. SDAO staff can be reached at (919) 668-1267 or email@example.com.
If you are unable to attend one of our primary Blue Devil Days events, we encourage you to join us for our One-Day Blue Devil Day program on Friday, April 26.