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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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DISCOVER DUKE

Discover Duke events are admissions information sessions that typically last for one and one-half hours. 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.

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If you cannot attend a Discover Duke program, we also offer an array of live, virtual programs so you can get to know Duke, our students, and our community.

EXPLORING COLLEGE OPTIONS

Exploring College Options is a special informational program sponsored by the undergraduate admissions offices of five of the country’s leading universities: Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University.

Representatives from each university will present information about their institution, discuss the application process, and answer questions on how to create 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. This fall, we are offering both in-person and virtual programs, with each program featuring the same content.

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All in-person programs are listed in local time.

Alaska

Arizona

  • Phoenix
    Thursday, September 15, 6:00 p.m.
  • Tucson
    Wednesday, September 14, 6:00 p.m.

Arkansas

California

Hawaii

  • Honolulu
    Wednesday, September 14, 6:00 p.m.
  • MauiThursday, September 15, 6:00 p.m.

Louisiana

Nevada

  • Reno
    Sunday, September 11, 5:00 p.m.

New Mexico

Oklahoma

Texas

  • Arlington
    Thursday, September 22, 6:00 p.m.
  • Brownsville
    Monday, September 12, 6:00 p.m.
  • El Paso
    Tuesday, September 13, 6:00 p.m.
  • Laredo
    Tuesday, September 13, 6:00 p.m.
  • McAllen
    Sunday, September 11, 5:00 p.m.
  • San Antonio
    Wednesday, September 14, 6:00 p.m.

 

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

All virtual programs are listed in Eastern Daylight Time.

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

This fall, we are partnering with representatives from some of the country’s leading universities, including Dartmouth, Northwestern, Georgetown, and Vanderbilt, for travel in Asia and Europe.

Our in-person presentations offer information about our institutions, the application process, and how to create a strong and reflective application. As always, representatives also answer specific questions at the end of each program.

Birmingham Information Session
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
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Madrid Information Session
Monday, October 10, 2022 at 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
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Milan Information Session
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
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Istanbul Information Session
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
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Istanbul – Üsküdar Information Session
Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
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Geneva Information Session
Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
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BLUE DEVIL STUDENT 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.

All virtual programs are listed in Eastern Time.

Blue Devil Student Chats

Affinity and Identity Chats

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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.

All virtual programs are listed in Eastern Daylight Time.

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EXPLORING COLLEGE OPTIONS (VIRTUAL)

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

Schedule a Campus Tour

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.

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. 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 here or at the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau here.

VISITING CAMPUS

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is offering a limited number of group tours for the 2022-2023 academic year. Please request a group tour appointment on our website. Note that your tour is not confirmed until you receive an email that includes the tour date, time, location, and directions.

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.

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.

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

Learn more about Duke’s campus in China through information sessions held on Fridays at the Duke Kunshan University Office of Recruitment. Registration required.

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Rubenstein Arts Center

If you are interested in the arts at Duke, schedule a tour with a student arts ambassador to explore this state-of-the-art facility. Guests must submit tour requests at least one week in advance.

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Nasher Museum of Art

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

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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.

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Cameron Indoor Stadium

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

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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.

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The Lemur Center

Visit Duke’s internationally acclaimed Lemur Center to acquaint yourself with any of the 240 animals across 17 species housed at the noninvasive research facility.

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CAMPUS VISIT POLICES

Visitors to campus are expected to adhere to University Visitor Policies.

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.

LIVE! VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION (ENGLISH)

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

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

LIVE! 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

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LIVE! 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 David Wiltshire 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; Year-round, Tuesdays; Registration required

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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.

SEPTEMBER 12 @ 7:00 PM
SEPTEMBER 29 @ 7:00 PM

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.

42 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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