Walking Tours

Community Update

As part of university policies adopted on March 10 regarding events and campus visitors, Duke Engineering Walking Tours have been canceled until further notice. Please visit Duke's Coronavirus Response website for information and updates.

We encourage you to explore our website and social media channels to learn more about Duke Engineering, and visit Duke’s YouVisit page to take a virtual tour.

Take a Virtual Tour

Our tours are:

  • About an hour long
  • Limited to 20 people per tour, and four per sign-up group
  • Scheduled so you may also take the Duke University Admissions tour
  • Given rain or shine

Before the Tour

Know Our Holiday and Break Dates

Because we rely on the expertise of student guides, Pratt Walking Tours will not take place:

No Tours on These Dates

  • Oct 7 & 8, 2019
  • Nov. 4
  • Nov. 26-Dec. 1
  • Dec. 6, 2019-Jan. 8, 2020

Tell Us 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 us in advance of your visit—call our Undergraduate Education Office at 919-660-5996.

To inquire about visitor accessibility and accommodation at Duke, please visit access.duke.edu, or call 919-684-1424.

Schedule a Group Tour

Have a group with five or more? Discuss group tour options with our staff: 919-660-5996.

On Tour Day

Parking Info

Visitors may park in the Bryan Center (PGIV) Parking Garage or any other visitor parking area on campus.

Tours begin in the lobby of the Nello L. Teer building. It's a short walk (0.2 miles) from the Bryan Center Parking Garage to Teer [map]:

  • Exit to Science Drive and turn right
  • Follow the sidewalk past the circle and continue downhill
  • The Teer Building is on your left
  • Enter through the main doors and meet your tour in the lobby

Meeting Spot

Nello L. Teer Building

Pratt Walking Tours begin in the lobby of the Nello L. Teer Building. In the 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.

More to Do at Duke

If Plans Change

What If It Rains?

We give tours even when it rains.

The Duke campus sees an average of 220 days of sunshine a year! So there's a great chance you'll see our campus at its sunny best. If you happen to visit on a rainy day, we're still happy to give you a great tour of Duke Engineering. All you'll need, typically, 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? Please reach out to our Undergraduate Education Office, 919-660-5996.

If You Must Cancel

If you have registered but cannot attend, please let us know—this will allow us to open a spot to another interested student.

To cancel, send your name, tour date and time to heather.rabalais@duke.edu, or call 919-660-5996.

Cancel a Tour

Contact Us

Questions about Pratt tours? Please reach out to our Undergraduate Education Office, 919-660-5996.