Guidelines for All Campus Visitors
Duke still has limited facilities and activities for visitors, but campus is reopening with public health measures in place. Visitors should check this site before coming to campus and follow direction provided by campus personnel while visiting.
To protect the health and safety of our campus and local communities, all visitors to Duke are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to coming to campus. Visitors must also comply with Duke’s masking requirements.
Thank you for helping to keep our community safe — we are all in this together.
Masks Requirements on Campus
Masks are required on the Duke campus in all indoor locations. Effective September 14, masking is no longer required outdoors in most circumstances on the Duke campus, though masks are still strongly recommended in outdoor settings with a gathering of people. Masks will continue to be required for large outdoor events on campus.
Masks are also required on all Duke buses and shuttles, as well as bus stops. These requirements apply to all students, faculty, staff and visitors regardless of vaccination status.
Please have a mask with you at all times and be ready to put it on quickly if needed. Thank you.
Status of Popular Campus Destinations
|Duke Gardens||Open to the public with limited parking and entry; see the website for schedule of events and more information.|
|Nasher Museum||Museum and Cafe are open to the public with limited hours. Please check the Hours & Admissions page of the Nasher website for the current schedule.|
|Duke Dining||Indoor group seating at Duke Dining facilities will be temporarily suspended. All Duke Dining facilities will transition to grab and go; check availability|
|Duke Chapel||Open to the public from 10 am – 8 pm daily unless noted on the Chapel calendar. Also open for Sunday in-person worship. Please visit the Chapel website for the current schedule of events.|
|Cameron Indoor Stadium||Closed except for athletics events.|
|Duke Libraries||Open to students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Masks are required. No food is allowed. Please see the Library’s Masking Requirements policy page for library-specific information.|
Many Virtual Events are Open to the Public
The university welcomes and encourages community participation in many events that have been moved to virtual settings and remain open to the public, including:
- Duke Arts virtual events
- Science & Society Coronavirus Conversations
- Duke Chapel worship services and events
- Duke Chapel carillon daily recital
- Nasher Museum virtual exhibits and events
- Duke Gardens home gardening series
The Duke event calendar provides listings of a wide range of virtual programs open to the public.
Virtual Campus Tours
Visitors who wish to explore campus remotely may take a virtual campus tour.
Information for Prospective Students
Duke’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts virtual information sessions and live virtual tours for prospective undergraduate students. Prospective graduate and professional students should contact school programs directly for details on information sessions and other activities.