On-Campus Students

  • Who is approved to stay on campus?
    • Only those pre-approved to remain on campus for reasons of personal safety and health may remain on campus. In accordance with the City of Durham’s stay-at-home order, as of March 26, off-campus students are not permitted on campus.
  • Can I come back to campus to retrieve my belongings from my room or other campus locations?
    • No. Given the rapid change of circumstances and the advisement of health officials, we are unable to permit students to return to campus to retrieve their belongings.
    • Due to the guidance provided by medical experts and the local and national governments to reduce the potential for exposure in every way possible, we cannot accept any new essential mailing requests at this time. All requests submitted prior to Tuesday, March 17, were completed. Once conditions improve, we will re-open this service.
    • The vast majority of students will work with our team to access their belongings at a later time; more information will be forthcoming. This includes all personal property–items in your residence hall room, cars in parking lots on campus, or items in other locations on campus. For now, all students may leave their items in their assigned residence hall room through the end of the spring semester. Both the buildings and the rooms will be secured.
  • Will I still have DukeCard access to my residence hall?
    • As of Monday, March 16, at noon EDT, only those pre-approved to remain on campus will retain DukeCard access to their assigned residence hall. Decisions around your assignment are subject to change at any time.
  • Will dining facilities remain open?
    • Duke Dining is committed to serving our community in a manner that ensures the safety and wellness of all. Several Duke Dining locations will remain open and hours of operation will be updated as needed. Duke Dining is offering a delivery option through the Merchants-on-Points program, which includes off-campus restaurants, and mobile ordering is also available. Please visit Duke Dining’s FAQ page for more information.