Duke Plans for National Championship Game

Student watch party to be held in Cameron; welcome home event set for Tuesday

With the win in the Final Four game on Saturday, the Duke men’s basketball team will play for the NCAA national championship, and access to campus will be limited during that time.

Beginning with the start of the game at 9:18 p.m., access to West Campus may be limited to students and their spouses/partners, employees and alumni with a valid DukeCard ID. News media with Duke-issued press badges will also be permitted on campus. All members of the Duke community are asked to carry and present their DukeCards for access to campus Monday night. 

Duke bus routes will continue to run on an normal schedule Monday evening, and bus riders should be prepared to show their DukeCard IDs for access. Visit the Duke TransLoc website for real-time updates on bus routes, which may be impacted by heavier than normal traffic on and around campus.

A special viewing of the national championship game will be hosted for undergraduate and graduate students and their spouses/partners in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Monday night. Students must have a valid DukeCard ID to enter.

On Tuesday afternoon, an event is scheduled in Cameron Indoor Stadium to welcome the team home. The event will be held regardless of Monday night's outcome and is open to all students, faculty and staff, as well as the public. The doors to Cameron will open at 3:30 p.m. and the team is expected to arrive at about 5 p.m.

There will likely be increased activity on campus the next few days, so please advise staff to be safe and observant. Any suspicious or dangerous activities should be reported immediately to Duke Police by dialing 911 from a campus phone or 919-684-2444.

Watching the Final Four Victory in Cameron

Nearly one thousand Duke University students watched the Final Four game inside Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Cameron Crazies were thrilled when Duke advanced to the National Championship game by defeating Michigan State 81 to 61.