Individual Visit

A visit presents an excellent opportunityfor the applicant to ask questions and gain insights about the school. Visits are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays only. Appointments must be made at least two weeks in advance

To schedule an individual visit to campus send an email to Provide your name, a current telephone number and the date you would like to visit, along with any additional information to help us plan your visit. An admission representative will touch base with you within 3 business days.

Prospective students wishing to visit during the summer break, which begins mid-May through early August, should know that classes are not in session (on the Durham campus) and faculty are often on research leave. However, an admissions officer is always on-hand to meet with prospective students.

Prospective applicants and students are encouraged to avoid requesting an individual visit, on Mondays and Wednesdays, that fall within the following time periods:  

Fall 2013 Term 

  • October 11-15 Fall Break 
  • November 1 Visitation Day 
  • November 26 Thanksgiving Break and Graduate Classes End 
  • December 10-15 Final Exam Period
  • December 23-31 Holiday Closing 

 Spring 2014 Term

  • January 1-3 New Year’s and Holiday Closing
  • March 7-16 Spring Break
  • March 21-22 Admitted Students Weekend
  • April 3-4 Master’s Project Symposium

The University’s academic calendar also provides insight as to when classes are not in session and when faculty & students will most likely be unavailable during your visit. 

Overnight accommodations: To view a list of local hotels located near Duke University’s west campus, go to: Durham Area Hotels. Prospective applicants or students who pursue overnight accommodations do so at their own expense.

Transportation accommodations: To view a list of local transportation options, go to: Ground Transportation Options. Prospective applicants or students who pursue transportation assistance do so at their own expense.

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