As the Duke men’s basketball team prepares to play in this weekend’s NCAA Tournament Final Four in Indianapolis, Duke community members have ways to mark the occasion on campus, too.
On Friday, all faculty, staff, students and alumni are encouraged to wear Duke Blue to show support for the team as it seeks a fifth national championship. Duke community members can share photos of their outfits and celebrations by using the hashtag #DukeBlueFriday on social media.
On Saturday, a Final Four viewing party will be held for students to watch the Blue Devils’ semi-final matchup against Michigan State. The event, which is open to undergraduate and graduate students only, will be in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tip-off is just after 6 p.m.
In addition to the Duke watch party, Duke will host a men’s tennis match and lacrosse game during the day, so Duke Police officers will be available at main campus access points to provide traffic direction and information as needed.
Duke bus routes will remain the same on Saturday.
If Duke plays in the NCAA National Championship Monday night, Duke undergraduate and graduate students will again be admitted into Cameron Indoor Stadium to watch the game, which is scheduled to start after 9 p.m. Doors to Cameron will open at 8 p.m.
In ancitipation of post-game celebrations after Monday's night's game, main entry points to East and West campuses will be closed, with only Duke students and employees allowed access. A valid DukeCard ID will be necessary to show Duke Police in order to enter campus.