Coming home to Duke


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 learn about Duke’s world-changing work, 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.

Join the Duke Alumni Association for a weekend of friends, football, and fun during Homecoming 2018! Register here today.

2018 Highlights

DAA's Party on the Plaza
Duke alumni are invited to enjoy our newest Homecoming tradition on Friday. Reconnect with your friends and the Duke community while enjoying music, activities, student performances and more on the plaza from 5-11 pm. Snacks and beverages will be provided to help you get your Homecoming Weekend off to a festive start! At 8 pm, head over to the Alumni VIP Lounge in Penn Pavilion – exclusively for alumni – and enjoy beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks and light appetizers. It’s an all-night party you don’t want to miss!

DAA Pregame Celebration
Get ready for some football at the DAA pregame gathering on Saturday, 2 hours prior to kick off. The DAA will provide the food, beverages (beer, sodas, water) and fun for the whole family, including face painting and a photo booth. Don’t miss this pregame tradition!

Duke vs. North Carolina Central Football Game
Cheer on Duke as they take on NCCU during the Homecoming game. Duke Alumni block under "Group Sales" with the discount promo code HC2018. Purchase Tickets Here.

First Four Reunion at Homecoming, Sept. 21-22

First Four Reunion at Homecoming

Undergraduate alumni from the first four classes out (2015-2018) can reconnect with friends throughout Homecoming Weekend at exclusive First Four reunion events. Join us for a First Four Happy Hour in The Devil’s Krafthouse (Brodhead Center, formerly West Union) on Friday evening and cocktails, celebration, and conversation Saturday (time/location will be dependent on the Homecoming football game). Join the Facebook event.

Affinity Group Reunions, Sept. 21-22

affinity group reunions

Alumni of student organizations, clubs, and sports teams can reunite during Homecoming with affinity group reserved spaces at the VIP Lounge and Pregame Celebration. Additionally, student organizations looking to reconnect with alumni will have an opportunity to do so on Friday evening on the Plaza. Please complete this form to schedule a space for your affinity group or student organization during the weekend.

Duke Black Alumni (DBA) Homecoming 2018, Sept. 21-22

Duke Black Alumni homecomingJoin Duke Black Alumni group for bi-annual Homecoming celebration. Reconnect with old alumni friends (and meet some new ones) while cheering on the Blue Devils and enjoying fall in Durham! Space is limited, so don’t miss out!

Graduate School Homecoming Celebration, Sept. 21

Graduate School homecomingAlumni, students, and faculty are invited to celebrate Homecoming at The Graduate School’s annual reception. Featuring remarks from Graduate School Dean and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Paula D. McClain, the reception will also honor the third class of inductees of the Duke Graduate School Few-Glasson Alumni Society.