Homecoming means cheering on the Blue Devils, catching up with old friends, and reliving great memories. But it’s so much more – a chance to reconnect with affinity groups and clubs, to explore Duke’s ever-changing campus and to feel the energy of thousands of alumni who return for fall’s biggest weekend. And we've missed you!
At Duke, much like everywhere, we are monitoring local conditions and the potential impact on Homecoming 2021. As we continue to navigate COVID-19 guidelines from Duke, Durham, Durham County, and North Carolina, we aim first to keep you and our community safe.
Some of our traditional events may look a bit different this year, but above all, we will have fun, memorable experiences together. We will continue to keep you informed as we plan what we hope will be a weekend full of:
- celebrating the release of Duke Chronicle’s new book about the career of Coach K: “King of Cameron,”
- watching a panel of Duke Alumni board members and recipients of the Changemaker award, hosted by new Sanford professor and New York Times columnist Frank Bruni,
- cheering on the Blue Devils as they play against Pittsburgh,
- attending Hoof ’n Horn’s production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” or shows through Duke Performances,
- and so much more!
To protect the health and safety of our campus and local communities, all visitors to Duke are expected to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. As of July 30, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks indoors in all Duke buildings and outdoors at large events. These requirements are subject to change on short notice based on public health conditions. You can stay updated on Duke’s policies at our Coronavirus Response page.