Guidelines for All Campus Visitors

For the safety and wellbeing of our entire community, all visitors to the Duke campus must comply with our community safety measures, including:

  • Wearing a mask or face covering inside Duke owned or leased buildings and while riding any Duke bus or shuttle. Masks are not required outside, with the exception of crowded areas and gatherings where social distancing is not possible;
  • Actively seeking to keep at least 6’ between you and others;
  • Washing hands frequently and using hand sanitizer;
  • Monitoring your health, particularly the symptoms of COVID-19, and staying home when you exhibit any symptoms, feel ill, or may have been exposed to others and need to self-isolate.

Campus guidelines follow state and local regulations and are subject to change.

Visitors should check this site before coming to campus and follow direction provided by campus personnel while visiting. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe.

Many Campus Destinations are Closed

Several of Duke’s most frequently visited spaces are closed to visitors until further notice. Restrooms and dining facilities are also closed to the public.

Duke GardensOpen to the public with limited parking and entry
Nasher MuseumClosed to the public; open by appointment for students and faculty on Sept. 7
Duke DiningCertain locations are open for students, faculty, and staff; check availability
Duke ChapelLimited, in-person Sunday services with ticketed entry; online services continue to be available
Cameron Indoor StadiumClosed
Duke LibrariesOpen only to students, faculty and staff; most services require reservation

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:

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.