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

Our 2017 Welcome Parties will be held Wednesday, October 18.

Forever Duke Welcome Parties are intended to welcome all alumni (undergraduate, graduate and professional) 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, present 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.

The following parties are open for registration.


Join Us at Oktoberfest: Reception and Welcome Party

Friday, September 16, 2016 | 06:00 PM CEST

Forever Duke Welcome Party

Monday, October 03, 2016 | 05:30 PM MDT

Forever Duke Welcome Party

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 | 05:30 PM BST

Forever Duke Welcome Party

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 | 05:00 PM EDT

Forever Duke Welcome Party

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 | 05:30 PM EDT

Forever Duke Welcome Party

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 | 05:00 PM CDT

Forever Duke Welcome Party

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 | 06:00 PM EDT

Forever Duke Welcome Party

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 | 06:30 PM EDT

Forever Duke Welcome Party

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 | 05:30 PM CDT

Forever Duke Welcome Party

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 | 07:00 PM EDT

Forever Duke Welcome Party

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 | 06:00 PM CDT

Forever Duke Welcome Party

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 | 05:30 PM PDT

Forever Duke Welcome Party

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 | 06:00 PM PDT

Forever Duke Welcome Party

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 | 06:30 PM PDT

Forever Duke Welcome Party

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 | 07:00 PM PDT

Forever Duke Welcome Party

Thursday, October 06, 2016 | 05:30 PM EDT

Forever Duke Welcome Party

Thursday, October 06, 2016 | 06:00 PM EDT

Forever Duke Welcome Party

Sunday, October 09, 2016 | 04:00 PM PDT

Forever Duke Welcome Party

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | 06:30 PM EDT

Forever Duke Welcome Party

Thursday, October 13, 2016 | 07:30 PM HKT

Forever Duke Welcome Party

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | 06:00 PM PDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Singapore

Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 06:30 PM +08

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Moscow

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 07:30 PM MSK

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Paris

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 07:00 PM CEST

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Barcelona

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 07:00 PM CEST

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in London

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 07:00 PM BST

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Charlotte

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 05:30 PM EDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in New Jersey

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 06:00 PM EDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Tampa Bay

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 06:00 PM EDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in the Triad

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 06:00 PM EDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Baltimore

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 06:00 PM EDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Atlanta

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 06:30 PM EDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Miami

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 06:30 PM EDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Richmond

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 06:30 PM EDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Philadelphia

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 06:30 PM EDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Nashville

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 05:30 PM CDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Boston

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 06:30 PM EDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Memphis

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 05:30 PM CDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Austin

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 06:00 PM CDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Houston

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 06:00 PM CDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in North Texas

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 06:30 PM CDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Chicago

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 06:30 PM CDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Scottsdale

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 06:00 PM MDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Portland

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 06:00 PM PDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Colorado

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 07:00 PM MDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in San Diego

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 06:30 PM PDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Los Angeles

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 06:30 PM PDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Puget Sound

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 06:30 PM PDT

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Beijing

Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 02:00 PM CST

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Singapore

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 06:30 PM +08

A Forever Duke Welcome Party in Hong Kong

Friday, November 03, 2017 | 07:00 PM HKT