Traffic, Parking Advisory For Student Move-In

East Campus entrances will be closed Aug. 23 to everyone except students moving in

Motorists traveling to and around Duke's East and West campuses should
allow for extra travel time beginning Tuesday, Aug. 23, due to student move-in for the start of
the academic year.

On Tuesday, Aug.23,
first-year students will move into residence halls on East Campus. With heavier
traffic and an increase in parking needs, all parking areas on East Campus will
be cleared of vehicles from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entrances to East Campus will be
closed to everyone except students moving in.

As a parking alternative, Duke permit holders can park on side streets on the perimeter of East Campus,
which include Broad Street, West Markham Avenue and North Buchanan Boulevard. A
two-hour parking time limit will not be enforced by city police during move-in. Employees with permits for East Campus lots may park in the visitor
lot at Smith Warehouse off Buchanan Boulevard, where
attendants and signage will assist with parking.

On West Campus, move-in will
take place Aug. 26 to Aug. 28 and could slow traffic around Duke University
Road and the traffic circle on Towerview Road. Parking and
entry in some lots will also be restricted:

  • Entry to the Blue Zone will only be through the iron gates
    off Duke University Road. The intersection of Duke University and Towerview roads
    will be staffed by a uniformed officer.
  • The Edens "D" parking lot off Edens Drive will be designated as an unloading
    zone and not used for parking.
  • Small sections of the Card Gym and Beta lots will be used for
    unloading, restricting some parking on Aug. 26.
  • All spaces except for reserved spaces in Card Gym,
    and Edens "B" and "C" lots will only be available for students moving in on Aug. 27 and 28.  

will be positioned at the entrance of lots around West Campus residence halls
to direct permit holders to parking spaces and students to unloading areas.

more information, call (919) 684-7275 or email