- Spring 2018: January 16 – April 24
- Summer 2018: May 21 – August 10
Click to Reserve Your Space
Please reserve your space two (2) or more business days before your preferred tour date:
Learn About Life As a Duke Student
On the Pratt Walking Tour, you'll explore the Duke Engineering Quad with a friendly and expert Pratt tour guide!
Pratt Walking Tours
- Are led by knowledgeable, friendly student guides
- Last approximately one hour
- Are limited to 20 per tour, and four per sign-up group
Have more than four?
You'll receive an overview of our study and research facilities, visit labs and classrooms, and learn about the unique and innovative features available to engineering students at Duke.
The schedule of the Pratt Walking Tour is structured so that you may also participate in the Undergraduate Admissions information session/campus tour on most weekdays. Separate registration for the Duke Undergraduate Tour is required.
As you schedule your Duke visit, be sure to allow at least two hours with Duke Admissions plus a 15-minute walk to the Pratt Walking Tour meeting spot.
Our undergraduate student guides are very knowlegeable – but please allow them to refer you to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for answers to questions our guides are not be able to answer. Reach the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 919-684-3214.
Holiday and Break Dates
Because we rely on the expertise of student guides, the Pratt Walking Tour will not take place during these exam and term break times:
- December 9 – January 15: Fall Reading Period and Final Exams, Winter Break
- March 10-18: Duke’s Spring Break
- April 25 – May 20: Spring Reading Period and Final Exams, Graduation, Transition to Summer Term I
Pratt Walking Tours begin in the lobby of the Nello L. Teer Engineering Building. In the Teer lobby, look for our blue-and-orange Pratt Walking Tour signs. While you wait for the tour to start, be sure to pick up free brochures and explore our interactive touch-screen displays.
Park in a Visitor Space
Meet in the Teer Building
It is a short walk (0.2 miles) from the Bryan Center Parking Garage to the Teer Engineering Building [map]:
- Exit to Science Drive and turn right
- Follow the sidewalk past the circle and continue downhill
- The Nello L. Teer Engineering Building is on your left
- Enter through the main doors and meet your tour in the lobby
What if it rains?
The Duke campus sees an average 220 days of sunshine a year! So there's a great chance you'll see our campus at its sunny best. We do give tours when it rains. Our campus is still beautiful and our guides still friendly and knowledgable, no matter the weather. All that is typically needed is an umbrella.
In Case of Severe Weather
When severe weather threatens, check the DukeAlert website. The Pratt Walking Tour is canceled when Duke classes are canceled.
Have a weather-related question? Contact Lauren Stulgis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-660-5442.
Let is us Know your Accessibility needs
Duke University and the Pratt School of Engineering welcome and encourage individuals with disabilities to participate in our programs and activities.
If you need any type of reasonable accommodation, or have questions about access, please contact Lauren Stulgis at email@example.com or 919-660-5442 in advance of your visit.
To inquire about visitor accessibility and accommodation at Duke, please visit access.duke.edu, or call 919-684-1424.
Have a group with five or more? Discuss group tour options with Lauren Stulgis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-660-5442.
Need to cancel?
If you have registered but cannot attend, please let us know – this will allow us to open a spot to another interested prospective student.
To cancel, simply send your name, and tour date and time to email@example.com, or call 919-660-5442.
Questions about Pratt tours should be directed to Director of Undergraduate Student Affairs Lauren Stulgis, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-660-5442.