2016-17 Recruitment Schedule/Admissions Events (on-campus MEM/MF)

We’re here to help you decide whether an MEM, MF, or online MEM (DEL-MEM) is right for you. All of our events are designed to inform you about our master’s programs, the admission process, what it’s like to be a student, and how our alumni are making a difference in the world.

If you are unable to join us for a scheduled event but would like more information, please call us (919-613-8070), email us (admissions@nicholas.duke.edu), or learn more.

Idealist Fairs

The Nicholas School admissions team is available to talk and answer your questions at the below Idealist Grad Fairs. At most fairs, alumni will also be in attendance to help answer questions from a student prospective. These fairs are free to the general public and are a great way for you to learn more about our on-campus MEM and MF programs, as well as the online DEL-MEM program for mid-career environmental professionals.

September 8: New York Idealist Fair, 125 W. 18th Street, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY. 5:00-8:00 PM

September 20: Philadelphia Idealist Fair, 1913 North Broad Street, Mitten Hall Great Court, Philadelphia, PA. 5:00-8:00 PM

September 22: Boston Idealist Fair, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, George Sherman Union, Boston, MA. 5:00-8:00 PM

September 27: Washington, DC Idealist Fair, 801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW, Washington Convention Center, Hall D, Washington, DC. 5:00-8:00 PM

October 4: Minneapolis Idealist Fair, 301 19th Avenue South, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Minneapolis, MN. 5:00-8:00 PM

October 5: Chicago Idealist Fair,725 West Roosevelt Road, UIC Forum, Chicago, IL. 5:00-8:00 PM

October 17: Los Angeles Idealist Fair, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA. 5:00-8:00 PM

October 19: San Francisco Idealist Grad Fair, 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA. 5:00-8:00 PM

Graduate School & Career Fairs and Forums/Events

The Nicholas School admissions team is available to talk and answer your questions at the below Graduate School and Career Fairs, Forums and Events. At most fairs, alumni will also be in attendance to help answer questions from a student prospective. These fairs are free to the general public and are a great way for you to learn more about our on-campus MEM and MF programs, as well as the online DEL-MEM program for mid-career environmental professionals.

September 26: Virginia Tech Grad Fair, Squires Student Center, 2nd floor, Commonwealth Ballroom, Jamestown & Williamsburg Room, Blacksburg, VA. 5:30-8:00 PM

September 27: AUCC Graduate and Professional Career Fair, Clark Atlanta University, 223 James P Brawley Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA. 4:00-8:00 PM

September 28: The University of Virginia Grad Fair, 180 McCormick Road, Newcomb Hall, Charlottesville, VA. 2:00-3:00 PM

September 29: The College of William & Mary Grad Fair, 200 Stadium Drive, Sadler Center, Chesapeake and Tidewater, Williamsburg, VA. 12:00-3:30 PM

October 3-4: Colby, Bates and Bowdoin Grad Fair (multi-day event):

  • October 3: Colby College, Cotter Union, 4000 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME. 3:30-5:30 PM
  • October 4: Bates College, Clifton Dagget Gray Athletic Building (Gray Cage), 130 Central Avenue, Lewiston, ME. 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
  • October 4: Bowdoin College, David Saul Smith Union, 6 South Campus Drive, Brunswick, ME.  3:30-5:30 PM

October 4: College of Charleston Grad Fair, TD Arena, 301 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC. 11:00 AM-2:30 PM

October 5: Dartmouth Grad Fair, 63 S Main Street, 2nd floor, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. 3:30-5:30 PM

October 6: Appalachian State Grad Fair, Grandfather Mountain Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union, Boone, NC. 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

October 11: North Carolina State University Grad Fair, 1100 Gorman Street, McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC. 6:00-8:00 PM

October 17: The Duke University Graduate School Fair, 125 Science Drive, Bryan Center, Durham, NC. 5:00-8:00 PM

October 19: Emory University Grad Fair,  569 Asbury Circle, Cox Hall Ballroom, Atlanta, GA. 5:30-7:30 PM

October 19: University of Illinois Grad Fair, 1401 West Green Street, Illini Union (Rooms A, B, C), Urbana Champaign, IL. 12:00-4:00 PM

October 25: The University of North Carolina Grad Fair,  209 South Road, Great Hall, Carolina Union, Chapel Hill, NC. 1:00-4:00 PM

October 26: Elon University Grad Fair, 100 Campus Drive, Moseley Campus Center, McKinnon Hall, Elon, NC. 4:00 –7:00 PM

October 26: The University of Georgia Grad Fair,  45 Baxter Street, Tate Student Center, Grand Hall, 5th Floor, Athens, GA. 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

November 2: Florida Southern College Grad Fair, 49 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Honeyman Pavillion, Lakeland, FL.  10:00 AM-1:00 PM

November 3: University of California Grad Fair, Building 599, Outside Career Services Building, Santa Barbara, CA. 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

November 5: California Diversity Forum, Loyola Marymount University, 1 Loyola Marymount University Drive, Los Angeles, CA. 12:00-3:00 PM

November 9: Fayetteville State University Grad Fair, 1200 Murchison Road, Rudolf Jones Student Center, Fayetteville, NC. Time TBD

November 10: The University of South Carolina Grad Fair,  1400 Greene Street, Russell House University Union, Columbia, SC. 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Virtual Information Sessions

We’re here to help you decide whether an MEM, MF, or online MEM (DEL-MEM) is right for you. No matter where you live, you can engage with faculty, staff, students, and alumni through our interactive virtual information sessions! Distinct sessions are offered for both the on-campus MEM/MF programs and the online MEM mid-career program (DEL-MEM).

On-campus MEM/MF Virtual Information Sessions:

Online DEL-MEM Virtual Information Sessions (for mid-career environmental professionals) (registration coming soon):

  • September 20, 1:00-2:00 PM ET
  • September 27, 7:00-8:00 PM ET
  • October 4, 12:00-1:00 PM ET
  • October 20, 12:00-1:00 PM ET
  • October 20, 7:00-8:00 PM ET
  • November 2, 12:00-1:00 PM ET
  • November 16, 12:00-1:00 PM ET
  • November 16, 7:00-8:00 PM ET
  • December 1, 7:00-8:00 PM ET
  • December 7, 12:00-1:00 PM ET
  • January 4, 12:00-1:00 PM ET
  • January 4, 7:00-8:00 PM ET

In Your City

Nicholas School staff, faculty and alumni attend many professional conferences throughout the year. If you happen to be attending one of these conferences and would like to meet to talk about our on-campus MEM and MF programs or the online MEM program for mid-career environmental professionals, send us an email at admissions@nicholas.duke.edu to arrange a time to connect. Alternatively, if you are not attending the conference, but live in the area and would like to connect over coffee, tea, or a bite to eat, email us at admissions@nicholas.duke.edu to find a time to meet.

September 1 - 5: IUCN World Conservation Congress, Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI

September 20-22: Who Will Own The Forest, World Forestry Center, 4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR

October 16-19: The Wildlife Society Annual Conference 2016, Raleigh Convention Center, 500 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC

November 1-3: BSR Conference, Grand Hyatt, 109 E. 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY

November 3-5: Net Impact, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Open House

In the area to join us for an Open House? Join us in-person at one (or both!) of our open houses to engage with admissions staff, faculty, students and alumni to learn more about our MEM, MF, and online DEL-MEM degree programs. Registration information coming soon.

October 6: Coast to Coast: Celebrating 25 Years of the Nicholas School of the Environment, Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC. 6:30-9:00 PM. Details and registration here

October 28: Prospective Student Open House, Duke University, Durham, NC. Details coming soon.

December 8: Prospective Student Open House, 1201 New York Ave, NW, Suite 1110, Washington, DC. 5:30 – 8:00 PM


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