Visit The Graduate School

The Graduate School welcomes prospective students and guests to visit us in our offices, located on a quiet corner of Campus Drive on Duke’s West Campus. Our street address is 2127 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708 (map).

Built in 1931 for the family of Duke administrator Robert L. Flowers, our historic stone building later housed University Development offices before The Graduate School’s move in 2009. Our central location provides services for more than 80 graduate programs.

We encourage you to inquire about the admissions process, funding opportunities, and graduate family assistance during your visit. For specific department requirements or course offerings, we will direct you to the appropriate departmental staff for further assistance.

    Office Hours

    Graduate School offices are open for walk-in visitors 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Monday–Friday. The front desk and main phone line (919-681-3257) are staffed during these hours. 

        COVID Protocol for Visiting Graduate School Offices

        Due to COVID, visitors to the Graduate School offices must follow all Duke public-health regulations.

        Meeting with TGS Staff Members

        If you need to meet with a member of the Graduate School staff, please first email that person and make an appointment. Our staff will set up either a virtual or in-person meeting, depending on need, preference, and schedule.

        If you are not sure which staff member you need to meet with, you can contact our offices:

        Visit Campus


        The Graduate School does not offer campus tours at present, but our graduate departments will sometimes arrange tours for prospective students upon request. Please visit our Programs and Degrees page for departmental contact information.


        Maps are available at our front desk, and you can also visit In addition to department-led tours, we recommend that you take a self-guided tour of East/West campus and surrounding academic quads. If your schedule permits, consider a visit to Sarah P. Duke Gardens (across the street from us) and lunch on Ninth Street.