A home base for alumni

Where We Are

In 2019, Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center opened as the university's first home for alumni and visitors. It is located at the corner of Duke University Road and Chapel Drive.


The New Forlines House

John Forlines Jr.Office of News and Communication Duke's Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center was 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 the first "faculty houses," a handful of private residences designed by Horace Trumbauer as part of the original West Campus. For many years, it was the family home of William H. Wannamaker, dean of Trinity College, from 1917-1948. Upon opening the new alumni center in July 2019, the house was officially renamed the Forlines House, in honor of John A. Forlines Jr. '39. John Forlines served as the Duke University Alumni Association president from 1970-1971 and whose family provided funding to restore DAA's previous offices at 614 Chapel Drive and the new home at the alumni center.