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Visit

EXPERIENCE DUKE

The best way to enjoy Duke’s warm and welcoming spirit is to meet the people who create it: our students, faculty, and alumni. When you meet us, you’ll feel the connection, collaboration, and creativity that are the hallmark of the Duke experience. Join us virtually, in person, or both — whatever works best for you. There’s no preference in the admissions process for students who have been to campus.

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See It for Yourself

VISIT IN PERSON

Duke’s campus is considered one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. But it’s not just the physical campus that makes Duke unlike anywhere else. It’s the warmth and welcoming spirit you feel from everyone who makes up our special community. Duke’s campus is now open to visitors who adhere to the University visitor policies.

GUIDED WALKING TOUR

Led by a student tour guide, our outdoor walking tours give you a chance to see campus highlights, ask questions, and hear why we love our vibrant community. In the event of severe weather or campus closures, tours could be canceled or delayed.

90 minutes; Reservations required

REGISTER HERE

If you plan to visit campus on your own, download the Duke Admissions Tour app, which is now available for iPhone and Android users. You may also stop by the Undergraduate Admissions Office to pick up a campus map from our outside information box.

Admissions staff are not available for in-person meetings, nor are we able to accommodate walk-in visitors for student-led tours or special requests of any kind.

INFORMATION SESSION + GUIDED WALKING TOUR

This two-part event introduces you to the Duke experience. Led by an admissions officer, our 30-minute information session includes an overview of our academic opportunities and student life. You’ll also have a chance to ask questions and hear why we love our vibrant community. A 90-minute, student-led campus walking tour will follow.

2 hours; Registration required

REGISTER HERE

Admissions staff are not available for in-person meetings, nor are we able to accommodate walk-in visitors for student-led tours or special requests of any kind.

DIRECTIONS TO CAMPUS

Duke is located in Durham, North Carolina. The closest airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport, which is a 20-minute drive to Duke. An Amtrak train station and Greyhound bus station are located in downtown Durham, a 7-minute drive from the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

Complimentary visitor parking for Undergraduate Admissions programs is available in the gravel lot on Duke University Road, directly across from the Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center, which is located at 2080 Duke University Road, Durham, North Carolina, 27708.

Duke Undergraduate Admissions is located at 2138 Campus Drive, Durham, North Carolina, 27706.

Tours originate from McClendon Commons in the Duke Undergraduate Admissions Office or the Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center. Please check tour confirmation messages for details.

Most major hotel chains are located in the Raleigh-Durham area. You may find a list of hotels closest to Duke at the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau here.

VISITING CAMPUS

Duke University Office of Undergraduate Admissions is offering a limited number of group tours.

Please review the Group Tour Policy below before requesting a visit. These are set in place to ensure the best possible visit for you and your students. 

  • Group visits are only available to High Schools, Community Based Organizations, and Educational Non-Profits working with current high school students. 
  • All group visits must include the supervision of an adult chaperone/teacher at all times. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful manner and not demonstrate disruptive behavior during the presentation. 
  • Requests for group tours are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and may be restricted during peak visitation seasons. 
  • During the 2023-2024 academic year, Group Tours are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays only. Available tour times are 10:00 a.m. and 12 Noon. We do not offer visits on the weekend or on University/Federal Holidays. 
  • Group tours are not available during semester finals, winter recess, or the months of March, April, May, and August 2024.
  • To request a Group Tour, please fill out the Group Tour Request form
  • If you have any questions, please call our office at 919-684-3214 or email undergrad-admissions@duke.edu 

After we receive your request, we will confirm whether or not we are able to accommodate your request. Please note that we cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate all group requests. Your tour is not confirmed until you receive an email that includes the tour date, time, location, and directions. If confirmed, please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your confirmed event.

We do not offer meetings with admissions officers at this time. However, we invite you to register for our live virtual events, which include information sessions led by admissions officers, student chats, and more.

If you plan to visit campus on your own, download the Duke Admissions Tour app which is now available for IPHONE and ANDROID users. You may also stop by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to pick up a campus map from our outside information box. 

Duke University is not associated with any organizations that promote for-profit campus tours. All official Duke University campus tours are conducted free of charge. Furthermore, the services provided by the Admissions Ambassadors, such as the campus tours and Blue Devil Student Chats are provided free of charge. Duke University is not associated with any organizations that promote for-profit college search and recruitment, and students are not permitted to participate in the admissions ambassador program while working for these for-profit organizations.

VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING

We welcome those we would have previously organized a group visit to campus to sign up for our virtual programming. If you are a community-based organization or college access program with questions about separate programming, please reach out to UNDERGRAD-ADMISSIONS@DUKE.EDU.

DISCOVER DUKE

Discover Duke events are admissions information sessions that typically last about sixty minutes. Duke admissions officers will provide an overview of the various academic and signature opportunities available to our undergraduates and will share information about our application and financial aid processes.

No events are scheduled at this time. Stay tuned for more information.

EXPLORING COLLEGE OPTIONS

If you are unable to attend a Discover Duke program, you may also join us for Exploring College Options with Georgetown University, Harvard University, Stanford University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Representatives from each university will present information about their institution, discuss the application process, and answer questions on how to put together a strong and reflective application. Each program will end with breakout sessions where representatives will answer questions about their specific school and the application process. We are offering both in-person and virtual programs, with each program featuring the same content.

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IN-PERSON PROGRAMS
Click on the links below to register and read more information about each event. Space is limited, so register as soon as possible. Student programs are held in the evenings.

Arizona
Phoenix – Tuesday, May 14, 2024

California
Anaheim – Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Bakersfield – Thursday, May 16, 2024
Fresno – Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Los Angeles (LAX) – Tuesday, Sunday, May 12, 2024
Los Angeles (Downtown) – Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Oakland – Monday, May 13, 2024
Riverside – Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Sacramento – Tuesday, May 14, 2024
San Diego – Thursday, May 16, 2024
Stanford – Sunday, May 12, 2024

Colorado
Denver (Tech Center) – Sunday, May 12, 2024
Denver (City Park) – Monday, May 13, 2024

District of Columbia
Washington – Thursday, May 16, 2024

Florida
Miami – Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Orlando – Sunday, May 12, 2024
Tampa – Monday, May 13, 2024

Georgia
Atlanta – Sunday, May 12, 2024

Maryland
Baltimore – Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Missouri
St. Louis – Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Nevada
Las Vegas – Wednesday, May 15, 2024

New Jersey
Livingston – Monday, May 13, 2024

New York
New York – Sunday, May 12, 2024

Ohio
Cincinnati – Monday, May 13, 2024

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia – Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Puerto Rico
San Juan – Thursday, May 16, 2024

Tennessee
Memphis – Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Nashville – Thursday, May 16, 2024

 

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS
All virtual programs are listed in Eastern Daylight Time.

Sunday, May 19, 2024
5:00 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

Monday, May 20, 2024
7:00 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

Admissions officers from Duke and other universities will host joint public information sessions this spring, open to all prospective undergraduates and families interested in attending. Programs will include brief presentations about the institutions’ undergraduate programs and will provide an overview of admissions and financial aid policies and procedures. Admissions officers will be available to answer specific questions at the end of each program.

Admissions officers from Brown, Duke, Stanford, and the University of Pennsylvania will host a public information session at Uruguayan American School.

Montevideo, Uruguay
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

Admissions officers from Brown, Duke, Georgetown, Stanford, and the University of Pennsylvania will host public information sessions in South America.

Bogotá, Colombia
Monday, May 6, 2024
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

Lima, Peru
Tuesday, May 7
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

São Paulo, Brazil
Thursday, May 9
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Friday, May 10
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Monday, May 13
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

Admissions officers from Dartmouth, Duke, Georgetown, and Vanderbilt will host public information sessions in May in Switzerland, Germany, and the UK.

Zurich, Switzerland
Monday, May 6, 2024
6:00 PM until 7:30 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

Munich, Germany
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
5:30 – 7:00 PM p.m.
REGISTER HERE

Birmingham, UK
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

Manchester, UK
Friday, May 10, 2024
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

PRATT SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Explore Pratt’s newest facilities and get information on various opportunities available to engineering students. Reservations required.

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CONNECT WITH FACULTY

If you would like to speak with a faculty member in a particular department or program, we encourage you to reach out directly to the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the department(s) or program(s) of interest to you.

For majors/programs in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, click here.

For the Pratt School of Engineering, click here.

RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS (ROTC)

Duke provides Army, Navy, and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs for interested students, all of which offer the possibility of financial aid. Representatives from each division are available to answer specific questions.

Air Force (AFROTC)
Recruiting Officer: Prof. Ryan Allen
919-660-1869

Army (AROTC)
Recruiting Officer: Jeff Daye
919-660-3091

Navy/Marine Corps (NROTC)
Recruiting Officer: LT Webb Pierson
919-660-3708

OTHER TOURS

The following options are available when Duke’s campus is open to visitors.


Duke Kunshan University

Did you know Duke has launched a joint-venture university in China, where you could earn a Duke degree while studying internationally? Request an add-on visit to the DKU Admissions House while at Duke or attend one of our weekly info sessions to learn more about DKU.


Nasher Museum of Art

Check out the collection’s rotating exhibitions and permanent installations. Plan your visit with the self-guided tour map.

Learn more


Duke Chapel

A new 360-degree virtual tour presents the sights and sounds of Duke Chapel with highlights and anecdotes from the building’s history.

Learn more


Cameron Indoor Stadium

Discover the Duke Basketball Museum & Duke Athletics Hall of Fame, located adjacent to Cameron in the Schwartz-Butters Athletic Center.

Learn more


Marine Lab

Tours of the Duke University Marine Laboratory, located about 180 miles east of Duke’s main campus, are available to high school or college-aged students who are interested in enrolling. To schedule a tour, please complete this Tour Request Survey and a staff member will connect with you to schedule via email. Prospective Tours are generally available Monday – Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.

Learn more


The Lemur Center

Visit Duke’s internationally acclaimed Lemur Center to acquaint yourself with more than 200 animals across 14 species housed at the noninvasive research facility.

Learn more

Make Duke Yours

VISIT VIRTUALLY

Not seeing Duke in person doesn’t mean you can’t experience everything that makes Duke an amazing place to learn, explore, live, and connect. We hope you’ll join us for some or all of our virtual programs.

For help deciding what options are best for you, click below or check out our guide here.

VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION

Hosted by a Duke admissions officer, information sessions introduce you to Duke University. Learn about our academic choices, signature programs, and community experience.

45 minutes; Live; Year-round; Registration Required

REGISTER NOW

If you’re unable to join us live, view a recorded session with admissions officer Milan Hamilton ’20 here:

ADMISSION & FINANCIAL AID AT DUKE

Want to hear more about applying, how Duke admissions officers evaluate applications, and what we look for when reviewing applications? Join us to get all the details!

45 minutes; Live; Year-round; Registration required

REGISTER NOW

DUKE FINANCIAL AID 101

College is a significant expense, but we’re committed to making a Duke education affordable for as many students as possible. Join Duke Financial Support Officers to learn about our financial aid policies and how to apply.

45 minutes; Live; Year-round; Registration required

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If you aren’t able to join us live, you can view a recorded session with Nicole Knight from Karsh Office of Undergraduate Financial Support here:

 

VIRTUAL CAMPUS TOUR

Virtual tours offer an opportunity to visit campus from the comfort of your own home. Current student ambassadors guide you through popular spots on campus.

60 minutes; Live; Year-round; Registration required

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If you aren’t able to join us live, VIEW ONE OF OUR RECORDED TOURS.

VIRTUAL PRATT SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING TOUR

Interested in engineering? Join current students to explore Pratt’s newest facilities and get information on various opportunities available to engineering students.

60 minutes; Live; Registration required

REGISTER NOW

BLUE DEVIL CHATS

These hour-long programs provide the opportunity to hear from current students about what it’s like to be a Blue Devil and engage with live Q&A. Blue Devil Chats serve as a casual way to connect with Duke students from a variety of backgrounds and interests to help you gain insight into the Duke experience.

More information to come.

COMMUNITY PANELS

Moderated by our admissions staff, Duke Community Panels are 75-minutes long and bring together current students, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff from across the Duke community to share their personal experiences, stories, and connections to Duke. This is your opportunity to learn more about why Duke is such an extraordinary place.

More information to come.

Information Session (English)

Hosted by a Duke admissions officer, our information session introduces you to Duke University. Learn about our academic choices, signature programs, and community experience.

30 minutes; Recorded; View anytime

Sesión de Información en Español

Presentado por un oficial de admisiones de Duke, nuestra sesión informativa le presenta Duke University.

18 minutos; Ver en cualquier momento

Financial Aid 101

College is a significant expense, but we’re committed to making a Duke education affordable for as many students as possible. Join Duke Financial Support Officers to learn about our financial aid policies and how to apply.

60 minutes; Recorded; View anytime

West Campus Tour

Duke’s Gothic West Campus is central to the Duke experience. It’s home to many academic departments, residential quads for sophomores, juniors, and seniors, Duke’s professional schools, Duke Chapel, our main library, and major athletic facilities.

5 minutes; Recorded; View anytime

East Campus Tour

At Duke, all first-year undergraduates live together on East Campus, a housing community designed to support the needs and interests of students who are new to college life. On East Campus, students quickly meet classmates from diverse backgrounds and start building life-long friendships.

5 minutes; Recorded; View anytime

Virtual Reality Campus Tour

Get a feel for the student experience through our recorded virtual reality tour. The tour explores Duke’s campus highlights as well as residence halls, libraries, and dining locations.

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