Campus Visits & Open House

Visiting the Department

Applicants are welcome and encouraged to visit the department and meet with professors to discuss your research interests with them. In order to schedule a visit please contact the Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies (DGSA). In the months of March and April an open house is usually scheduled for accepted students.

Open House for Admitted Students

February 28 – March 2, 2018


Thursday, March 1

11:45 am                  Arrive Physics Building

                                  Meet Katherine Siler, Graduate Program Coordinator in the Lobby


12:30 -1:30pm       Catered Lunch with Professor Stephen Teitsworth, Director of Graduate Studies

                                  and Current Graduate Students

                                  Room 298 Physics Building


1:30 – 5:00 pm     Meet with Individual Faculty Members and Visit Labs

                                  *see individual agendas in personalized folders

5:30 pm                  Guided Walk and Tour of Campus

                                  *meet in Physics building lobby


6:00 – 6:30pm     Arrive Sarah P. Duke Gardens Doris Duke Center

                                   420 Anderson St.


6:30 – 8:30pm       Chair’s Reception Dinner with Faculty and Current Graduate Students


8:30 pm                   Meet Shuttle Bus and Depart to Hilton Garden Inn, 2012 West Main St., Durham NC


Friday, March 2


8:30 am                    Take Hotel Shuttle to Physics Building, 120 Science Drive


8:45 am                    Arrive Physics Building

                                    Continental Breakfast

                                    Room 298, Physics Building


9:00 am                    Professor Warren S. Warren Address

                                     Chair, Department of Physics


9:30 – 11:30 am       Meet with Individual Faculty Members and Visit Labs


11:30 am                     Meet in the Physics Building Lobby


12:00 – 1:30 pm      Q & A with graduate students

                                     Lunch will be served

                                     Venue TBD

                                     Duke West Campus


1:30 – 3:00 pm        Meetings with Faculty and Visit Labs


3:00 – 5:00 pm     *Optional Meetings with Faculty and Students


6:00 – 8:00pm        *Optional Dinner with Faculty and Graduate Students

                                       venue TBD