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Experience Duke for Yourself

Duke cannot be fully captured through words or images. Maybe it’s the warmth and welcoming spirit you feel from both students and faculty. Maybe it’s the feeling of connection, collaboration, and creativity all around you. Whatever it is, from the minute you step on campus, you’ll feel what makes Duke special.

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students gathered around a hands-on presentation in a workshop classroom

01 - Campus Tours and Information Sessions

All of on-campus recruitment activities, including campus visits and admitted student events have been canceled until at least June 30.

Currently, we are offering virtual information sessions. Our 45-minute information sessions include overviews of our academic opportunities, student life, admissions process, and financial aid, as well as opportunities to ask admissions officers questions.

Register for a virtual information session and tour

If you’d like to stay on campus, the Four Diamond rated Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club sits right on the Duke University Golf Course. Built in the style of an English country inn, the Washington Duke is renowned for its lovely setting and gracious southern hospitality. Call (800) 443-3853 for information and reservations, or book your reservation online now.

Adjacent to the Fuqua School of Business, the Four Diamond JB Duke Hotel is just steps from Duke’s storied athletic and education venues.  The JB Duke’s modern amenities coupled with sleek accommodations and sophisticated style provide for a unique twist on Southern hospitality. Call (844) 490-7100 for reservations or book online.

02 - Group Visits

Please note, we are unable to accommodate group visits during the months of March, April, or early May. Group visits are reserved for 10 or more students in high school traveling to Duke together. Please arrange at least three weeks in advance.

Due to ongoing renovations to our auditorium space, we are limited in the ability to host group visits in the 2019-2020 academic year. We can accommodate self-guided tours, and will provide our campus maps to help facilitate the exploration of campus.

Please reach out to if you have questions.

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03 - Other Tours

Pratt School of Engineering

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

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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. Advance registration is 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. Tour request forms must be submitted 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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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.

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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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01 - Attend a Class

During your visit, we invite you to observe an undergraduate class. Just find a course that piques your interest and contact the professor via email to coordinate your visit.

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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: Major Jody Wood

Army (AROTC)
Recruiting Officer: Jeff Daye

Navy/Marine Corps (NROTC)
Recruiting Officer: LT Levi Blackwell


03 - Duke in Your Area


For over 25 years, Duke has partnered with Georgetown, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford to host Exploring College Options. Every spring and fall, representatives from the five schools offer brief presentations and answer questions about what distinguishes one university from another, what highly selective colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college applications.

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Every fall our admissions officers host informational presentations in locations throughout the United States to provide an overview of our academic and signature opportunities and share information about the application and financial aid processes.

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Duke partners with other select universities every spring and fall to host public information sessions in locations throughout the world. Admission directors from each institution give brief presentations about their undergraduate programs and provide an overview of admission and financial aid policies and procedures.