Where newcomers become old friends

Welcome Parties

Moving to a new city can be a whole lot easier when you’re plugged in to the local Duke community. Every fall, Duke communities around the country gather to welcome newcomers to their citiesDuke Welcome Parties provide a fun and personal way to introduce relocating alumni to all that Duke has to offer in their new hometown.

Upcoming Events

Forever Duke Welcome Parties are intended to welcome alumni who have moved to their region in the last year, especially our most recent grads. These events are being hosted by regional groups all over the world and are a great chance to introduce alumni to the local alumni community in their new cities, introduce local Duke alumni programming, and encourage engagement. Whether you are new to your city or have been there for a while, we hope you will join us to celebrate Duke, build some new relationships and learn about ways to be involved.

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This year, most events will take place on Wednesday, October 5. Please look at the map below or the Locations tab to find an event in your city.

To view the map below: Place your cursor on the map and use the scroll wheel of your mouse to zoom in or out. Click on a pin for more information about a party. You may also click the maximize icon icon larger map on the right side of the header bar to view it in full-size.


Don't see your city?

Contact your local alumni leaders about hosting a Welcome Party where you live.