We're building a home base for alumni
In February 2016, alumni affairs staff moved to the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham while construction begins on our new alumni center, which is expected to open in 2018. Here’s how to find us now, and more about where we’ll be in the future.
Duke’s new alumni center will be built around the historic home at 615 Chapel Drive. Situated at the main gateway to campus, the house was completed around 1931 as one of Duke’s first “faculty houses,” a handful of private residences designed by Horace Trumbauer as part of the original construction of West Campus. It was for many years the family home of William H. Wannamaker, dean of Trinity College from 1917-1948, and most recently housed the offices of Duke’s Office of News and Communications. Upon the opening of the new alumni center, the house will be officially renamed Forlines House, in honor of John A. Forlines Jr. ’39, who served as Duke Alumni Association president in 1970-71 and whose family provided funding to restore DAA’s previous offices at 614 Chapel Drive, as well as our new home across the street.