5th Annual Nicholas School Reunion Weekend

The Nicholas School of the Environment is happy to announce its 5th Annual Reunion Weekend. All Duke alumni and their families are welcome and encouraged to attend, including those who will be attending events for the Duke undergraduate reunion weekend. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to connect with fellow friends and classmates, as well as Nicholas School Faculty and Staff! Registration is required for all events.

Schedule of Events


Friday, April 12th

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Dean's Welcome Reception and Faculty Presentation
Duke Grainger Hall – 5th Floor Boardroom

Join Stanback Dean Toddi Steelman, PhD'96, and Curt Richardson, John O. Blackburn Distinguished Professor of Resource Ecology and the founding director of the Duke Wetland Center, for a presentation, “How Duke University is Creating the Largest Carbon Farm in the USA.” Light refreshments and a tour of the newly renamed Grainger Hall will follow.

6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Tour of Grainger Hall


Saturday, April 13th

8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

10th Annual Duke Forest Pine Cone Pacer
Gate 12 of Duke Forest, NC-751

This morning run/walk is open to runners and walkers of all levels, and it draws more and more alumni and community members every year. Money raised through registration goes toward Duke Forest restoration projects, including maintaining the network of recreational trails and protecting significant natural areas. The race also supports environmental education program expenses, such as transportation for tours and snacks for volunteers.

Pre-registration is $25 until Monday, April 3rd. Since this is the 10th anniversary of the race, organizers expect the event to sell out. If any spots remain, registration will be available on the day of the race for $35. All participants are included in raffles for a variety of prizes.

Please note that the Reunion Picnic will not be offered this year. We encourage all alumni to take advantage of Duke University programming offered throughout the weekend. 


Price of admission

$12 per person to attend Nicholas School reunion events.* Children, 12 and under, free. 
​*excludes the Pine Cone Pacer ($25 pre-registration, $35 day-of)

How to Register

Click here to register for the following events:

  • Dean's Welcome Reception and Faculty Presentation
  • Tour of Grainger Hall

Click here to register for the Pine Cone Pacer

Click here to register for the Duke undergraduate reunion


Questions? Send an email to duke-environment@nicholas.duke.edu