DUKE LIBRARIES, one of the nation’s top 10 private research library systems, comprise six libraries across East and West Campuses, including the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the separately administered libraries serving the Schools of Business, Divinity, Law, and Medicine.
SARAH P. DUKE GARDENS are 55 acres of landscaped and woodland gardens in the heart of Duke’s West Campus. Each year, more than 300,000 visitors enjoy the gardens’ five miles of walkways and over 8,000 species and varieties of plants.
THE NASHER MUSEUM OF ART opened in 2005 and is a major center for the arts on campus. The museum serves the University, Research Triangle, and surrounding region with an ambitious schedule of exhibitions and educational programs.
THE MARINE LABORATORY in coastal Beaufort, North Carolina, is a residential campus directed by Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment. Research is conducted in basic ocean processes, coastal environment management, marine biotechnology, and marine biomedicine.
THE DUKE SMART HOME is a research-based approach to smart living sponsored by the Pratt School of Engineering. Primarily focused on undergraduates, the program encourages students from different academic disciplines to form teams and explore smart ways to use technology in the home.
THE FITZPATRICK CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING, MEDICINE, AND APPLIED SCIENCES was built to emphasize interdisciplinary activities and encourage cross-departmental interactions. Research facilities focus on photonics, bioengineering, communications, and materials science and engineering.
DUKE FOREST covers 7,200 acres in separate areas of Durham and nearby counties and serves as a natural outdoor laboratory for Duke and neighboring universities. The forest is used for research, protecting wildlife and rare plant species, and studying timber management practices. It’s also a popular place to walk or run.
THE RICHARD H. BRODHEAD CENTER FOR CAMPUS LIFE, which opened in fall 2016, is a gathering spot for informal meetings, relaxing, and dining.
DUKE LEMUR CENTER is home to the world’s largest colony of endangered primates, including more than 200 lemurs, bush babies, and lorises.
CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM is considered the crown jewel of college basketball. Cameron was renovated in the late 1980s and underwent a series of improvements in 2009 to enhance the game-day experience.
DUKE PERFORMANCES hosts 60–70 professional performing arts events each year, including music, theater, dance, and talks on campus. Many events are held in the Rubenstein Arts Center and Page Auditorium, with others held at Reynolds Industries Theater, Baldwin Auditorium, and the Nelson Music Room.
THE RUBENSTEIN ARTS CENTER is an over 70,000-sq. ft. hub for artistic production at Duke and in the Triangle. The building includes flexible multipurpose studios, seminar classrooms, a makerspace with over a dozen 3D printers, a film screen theater, and a studio theater.
BRYAN CENTER is the hub of student activity. It serves as an expanded student union and contains theaters, restaurants, a coffeehouse, book and merchandise stores, an information desk, a post office, and more.
DUKE CHAPEL, an iconic symbol of the University, is at the center of the Gothic West Campus. Built in 1932, the chapel is dominated by a 210-foot tower housing a 50-bell carillon, which is played at the end of each workday.
MARY LOU WILLIAMS CENTER FOR BLACK CULTURE, established in 1983, features an art gallery, performance spaces, a library, and a lounge. The center sponsors speakers and events on race, ethnicity, and social difference.
PAGE AUDITORIUM is Duke’s largest theater, with a capacity of 1,200 seats. It has been the site of thousands of performances and lectures since its opening in 1930, including speeches by Senator John F. Kennedy and the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.
DUKE SPORTS HALL OF FAME showcases all of Duke’s teams in a public museum featuring video, audio, trophy cases, and a theater.