Please check the calendar at the right to see available nights for staying on campus (in green) and to sign up for your desired date. (Click the date you wish to visit. Upon doing so, a link for Fall Overnight Stay will appear on the bottom of this page. Click the link to fill out the form and complete your registration.) Advance registration is required to reserve a stay. We encourage you to register as early as possible (at least two weeks in advance) to ensure that the hosting program has enough time to match you with a student host.
When making travel arrangements, please note that all students are required to check in at the first year dining hall between 4 - 7 p.m. on Sunday evening. An Admissions representative will be waiting to greet you at the Marketplace in the East Union on East Campus.
Below you may find some frequently asked questions about our hosting program that may be helpful to you as you plan an overnight trip to campus.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who may register for an Overnight Stay?
Only rising high school seniors may register. Please note the Overnight Stay Hosting Program is offered annually. Rising freshmen, sophomores and juniors will have an opportunity to attend in the coming years.
How many nights can I stay on campus?
You may only stay on campus for one night.
When can I stay overnight?
Our Fall 2016 Hosting Program is available on Sunday evenings from Sunday, September 18 to November 20, 2016.
*Please note we will not be able to host guests during Fall Break, when students are out of town, from October 6 to October 9, 2016.
What is to be expected of the host?
We aim to match prospective students with student hosts who share similar academic and extracurricular interests to enable you to learn more about opportunities at Duke related to your interests. Your host will provide a place for you to stay in their dorm room as a home base for you during your overnight stay; hosts are not expected to provide any other services to their overnight guests.
What should I bring?
- Appropriate seasonal clothing: Although we have an average of over 300 days of sunshine, North Carolina weather is sometimes unpredictable! Make sure you check the weather for Durham, NC before you depart and bring appropriate apparel for your stay.
- Sleeping bag
- Medication you may need
- Toiletries, a towel, and any other things you may need for using a communal restroom (shower shoes)
- Electronic chargers
Will food be provided?
We will provide dinner at the first year dining hall with your student host on Sunday between 5- 9 p.m. You are responsible for providing your own breakfast and lunch on Monday. We recommend that you bring approximately $20 for meals and snacks.