Campus Access Limited Wednesday For Last Day of Classes

Bus services adjust for annual "Last Day of Classes" event

In an effort to minimize traffic congestion, access to West Campus will be limited Wednesday evening when Duke undergraduate students celebrate their last day of classes for the academic year with a barbecue and concert.

Beginning at 4 p.m., West Campus entry points will be closed to the general public. Entry will be limited to students and their spouses/partners and faculty, staff and alumni with a valid DukeCard ID to verify identification and affiliation with Duke.

Entry points to West Campus will be stationed with police, Staff One attendants or Parking and Transportation Services staff. If parking on campus, motorists must display an active parking permit.

The affected entrances to campus include:

  • Chapel Drive and Duke University Road
  • Duke University Road at Towerview Road
  • Towerview at the roundabout adjacent to Ambler Tennis Stadium
  • 751/Cameron Boulevard at Science Drive
  • Towerview Road and Erwin Road
  • LaSalle Street at Erwin Road
  • Research Drive at Erwin Road
  • Duke Eye Center Entrance
  • Flowers Drive and Trent Drive
  • Anderson Street at the Duke Gardens entrance
  • Lewis Street at the Duke Gardens entrance
  • Campus Drive near Office of Financial Aid

All members of the Duke community are asked to carry their DukeCards and to be prepared to present them for campus access starting early Wednesday evening. Use of Duke buses will be restricted starting at 4 p.m. with all riders required to show a DukeCard to board.

In addition, the Robertson Scholars Express Bus will only be served by Triangle Transit until 5 p.m.

Duke campus parking

Undergraduate students with a valid DukeCard may park in the Blue Zone and Edens B and C parking lots. When these lots fill, the Whitford, Chemistry and Circuit lots will open for overflow parking, also for students with a valid DukeCard.

Graduate students are encouraged to use the 751, Bassett, Grounds, Chemistry and Circuit lots, although they can park in all the same lots as undergraduates. Graduate students must also present a valid DukeCard to park.

All Duke parking lots will be staffed and monitored from 3:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. All student vehicles parked in the above lots must be removed by 7 a.m. April 23.

Any suspicious or concerning activities should be reported immediately to Duke Police by calling 911 from a campus phone or (919) 684-2444.