Visit Campus

A campus visit is the perfect way to get a sense for our culture, surroundings, and the wealth of opportunities available at the Nicholas School. We host an annual Visitation Day for prospective students and we are happy to arrange individual visits on other days throughout the year. We hope to see you soon!


Attending our on-campus visitation day for prospective students is a great way to learn about Nicholas School programs and our community from faculty, staff, and current students. The next Visitation Day will be held on:

2014: TBD


We are happy to arrange individual visits for those who cannot attend our Visitation Day. You’ll have an opportunity to see our facilities, meet with admissions staff, visit classes, and meet faculty and current students (if school is in session).

When to Visit

Visits are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays only. We recommend visiting when school is in session (consult the Academic Calendar) so you can have the chance to attend classes and meet faculty and students. However, admissions officers are available to meet with prospective students year-round if you can’t make it during the school year.

Individual visits are not available during the following 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

How to Schedule Your Visit

Individual visits must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Please send an email to with your name, telephone number, and the date you would like to visit, as well as any other information to help us plan your visit. An admissions staff member will contact you within three business days.


We hope you’ll make the most of your visit by exploring Duke, Durham, and our surrounding areas. Here are some resources to help you get started.




Guides & Attractions