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Wearing masks, first-year students Mackenzie Warren and McKenna Paulik and classmates get to know each other in small groups spread across Duke's East Campus Quad. Face masks or face coverings must be worn when in the presence of others and in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, as part of Duke University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
duke student doing homework on a tall bench outside on West Campus

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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.

duke student doing homework on a tall bench outside on West Campus
Wearing masks, first-year students Mackenzie Warren and McKenna Paulik and classmates get to know each other in small groups spread across Duke's East Campus Quad. Face masks or face coverings must be worn when in the presence of others and in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, as part of Duke University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tours and Immersions

TO SEE DUKE IS TO FEEL IT

Duke’s campus is now open to visitors who adhere to the University visitor policies. We will offer in-person, student-led tours for prospective students beginning in September. You are also welcome to use this map of campus if you wish to tour campus on your own.

01 - Campus Tours

Campus Tour

Led by a student tour guide, our outdoor walking tours last typically between 45-60 minutes. You’ll also have a chance to ask questions and hear why we love our vibrant community. In the event of severe weather or lightning, tours could be canceled or delayed. While on campus, visitors are expected to adhere to the University visitor policies.

Schedule a Campus Tour

Virtual Tour

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

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02 - Group Visits

While the campus is now open to visitors who adhere to the UNIVERSITY VISITOR POLICIESall on-campus recruitment activities hosted by Undergraduate Admissions are on hold due to our facilities being under construction and currently inaccessible. We hope to offer in-person, student-led tours later this fall for individual prospective students and their families.

In order to accommodate as many individual visitors as possible, we will not be offering group tours this fall. You may use this MAP OF CAMPUS if you wish to tour campus on your own.

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.

03 - Virtual Reality, Video Tours, and Campus Map

Virtual Reality Tour

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

START THE TOUR

Duke University via Google Maps

Developed by the Duke Office of Duke & Community Affairs, explore Duke on Google Maps with embedded videos, photographs, and multimedia content. Landmarks include Puppy Kindergarten, an underground nuclear lab, and more!

EXPLORE DUKE VIA GOOGLE MAPS

East Campus Tour

At Duke, all first-year undergraduates live together on historic 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 friendships that will grow beyond their four years at Duke.

West Campus Tour

Follow student guide, Devan ’23 as he walks through campus with a gimbal and camera in hand. During this walking tour, you’ll see a number of Duke’s academic and extracurricular opportunities, and share more information about housing, dining, and residence life. And, of course, a view of our beautiful campus. You can take the tour all at once or jump into whatever section interests you.

This short video showcases Duke University’s West Campus with 4K footage courtesy of Duke University Communications.

04 - Other Tours

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

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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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.

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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 - Virtual Campus Visits

Virtual Information Session

Join us for a 45-minute virtual information session led by a Duke Admissions Officer. You’ll learn about academic opportunities, student life, admissions + financial aid process, and you’ll have a chance to ask questions.

Register for a Virtual Information Session

Live Virtual Campus Tour

Hosted each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, virtual tours offer an opportunity to visit campus from the comfort of your own home. Presented in real-time by a current student ambassador, our hour-long virtual visits guide you through popular spots on campus including both East and West Campuses.

Schedule a Live Virtual Campus Tour

Pratt School of Engineering Live Virtual Tour

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

Schedule a Live Virtual Engineering Tour

02 - Virtual Reality, Video Tours, and Campus Map

Virtual Reality Tour

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

START THE TOUR

Duke University via Google Maps

Developed by the Duke Office of Duke & Community Affairs, explore Duke on Google Maps with embedded videos, photographs, and multimedia content. Landmarks include Puppy Kindergarten, an underground nuclear lab, and more!

EXPLORE DUKE VIA GOOGLE MAPS

East Campus Tour

At Duke, all first-year undergraduates live together on historic 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 friendships that will grow beyond their four years at Duke.

West Campus Tours

Follow student guide, Devan ’23 as he walks through campus with a gimbal and camera in hand. During this walking tour, you’ll see a number of Duke’s academic and extracurricular opportunities, and share more information about housing, dining, and residence life. And, of course, a view of our beautiful campus. You can take the tour all at once or jump into whatever section interests you.

This short video showcases Duke University’s West Campus with 4K footage courtesy of Duke University Communications.

01 - Connect with a Faculty Member

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.

02 - 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: Captain Nethania Swanson
919-660-1869

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

Navy/Marine Corps (NROTC)
Recruiting Officer: LT Levi Blackwell
919-660-3708

01 - Discover Duke

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.

This year we will host Discover Duke events in a digital format.

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02 - Exploring College Options

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.

Exploring College Options will be hosted in a digital format this year.

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03 - INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

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.

International Recruitment Events with Dartmouth, Duke, Georgetown, Northwestern, Princeton, and Vanderbilt 

Admission directors from our six institutions will share information about our undergraduate programs, the most recent application cycle, the continuing impact of COVID-19 and other world events on our campuses and profession, and answer your questions. All events will be approximately 90 minutes. Registration links are available on the Northwestern admissions website here.