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Arts and Humanities Open House

We invite you and your family to attend Duke’s Arts & Humanities Open House, a program designed especially for high school students who may be interested in studying the human condition from historical, artistic, cultural, and philosophical perspectives. At Duke, that includes fields as diverse as classics, languages and literatures, philosophy, religious studies, visual art and theory, documentary studies, dance, music, theater, film and video.

During the Arts & Humanities Open House, you’ll have a chance to interact with arts and humanities faculty and students, tour our classrooms and facilities, and learn more about how these fields are relevant in today’s society. 

This event is for the prospective applicant who may be already familiar with Duke University, but has yet to discover:

  • The strength of our arts and humanities departments, many which are considered the finest in the nation
  • What humanities disciplines and research projects students pursue at Duke
  • Duke arts- and humanities-related co-curricular activities
  • How studying the arts and humanities prepare you for a wide array of careers and post-Duke opportunities
Duke University's Arts & Humanities Open House
Saturday, October 19
8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 

Please park in Parking Garage IV located on West Campus behind Duke Chapel and accessed from Science Drive. For GPS, use 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC. Parking is $10 for the day (cash only) for program participants. Many of the recommended hotels also offer complimentary shuttles that will transport you to campus. 

Check in takes place in the Bryan Center beginning at 8:00 a.m., and the Welcome Session will be held at 9:00 a.m. in Griffith Theater in the Bryan Center. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students and their guests. 

Dress code
The dress code for this event is casual. Duke's campus is large and you should expect to do a lot of walking, so bring comfortable shoes! Please check the weather forecast before you leave home (zip code: 27708) so as to prepare for rain or shine.

Hotels and Accommodations
Lodging for the Open House is not required. However, if you are traveling from a significant distance and would like to spend a night in the Research Triangle, numerous lodging options are available for you. We have made arrangements at nearby hotels for special rates for guests of the Open House program.

Cambria Hotel & Suites Durham

2306 Elba St, Durham, NC 27705


Courtyard By Marriott Durham Near Duke University/Downtown

1815 Front St, Durham, NC 27705


Millennium Hotel Durham

2800 Campus Walk Ave, Durham, NC 27705


Residence Inn by Marriott Durham McPherson/Duke University Medical Center Area

1108 West Main Street Durham, North Carolina 27701


Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham, NC 27705


JB Duke Hotel

230 Science Dr, Durham, NC 27708


The Durham Convention and Visitor's Bureau is also a helpful resource in identifying accommodations near campus. 

Wheelchair and Disability Access
Duke University welcomes and encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate that you will need disability accommodations such as wheelchair assistance or a sign language interpreter, please call our office at least two weeks in advance of your visit. Students are welcome to speak with members of the Student Disability Access Office about access and accommodations at Duke during Blue Devil Days. SDAO staff can be reached at (919) 668-1267 or sdao@duke.edu.


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