Duke schools, departments and units may host events, activities and performances on and off campus, including meetings of faculty, staff, students and invited guests, without prior approval as long as they observe current Centers for Disease Control and State of North Carolina guidelines for capacity.  Food and drink will be permitted subject to state and local regulations. Updated guidelines can be found at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/guidance#businesses.

Please follow these guidelines during all events: 

  • Masks or cloth face coverings are required in all Duke-owned or leased properties indoors.
  • If eating indoors, remain masked at all times except when actively eating and drinking.
  • Be aware of surroundings in the environment, especially indoors, when deciding where to sit while you eat. Facing away from others while eating is encouraged.
  • Remember to practice good hygiene before eating, including washing or sanitizing your hands thoroughly.

This guidance only applies to Duke-hosted activities. Outside organizations cannot hold events on the Duke campus without prior approval from the Office of Public Affairs and Government Relations.

Sponsors of events or gatherings on campus should strongly encourage all attendees to be vaccinated, and as previously announced, masks are required inside on-campus buildings. 

Please see the Duke Events Calendar for current listing of events.