Black Student Alliance Invitational (BSAI) Weekend


Each year since the 1970s, Duke Admissions invites select, first-year, Black prospective students to the Black Student Alliance Invitational Weekend, or BSAI. BSAI Weekend is held every spring to allow around 100 invited prospective students of African descent to visit the campus and be introduced to the Duke experience from Black perspectives. The weekend involves current students hosting invited prospective students via overnight stays and a variety of events and activities that showcase the people, places, and programs available to our Duke students. Experts say, the campus visit is the most critical part of the college search.

While the invited students have probably heard a lot about Duke, this is the time when they come see for themselves. We believe they will come away informed, inspired and impressed and in fact we work hard to make sure of it. During the weekend, students have the opportunity to sit in on classes, explore campus resources, participate in fun activities, and hear from current Duke students. Session topics range from academics and financial aid, to living on campus and wellness. And of course, there are lots of extracurriculars mixed in as well! 

Should you have questions about the weekend’s logistics, please contact Duke Admissions via email at or phone 919.684.3214. For any questions about student organizations and events for the weekend please contact the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture via email at or phone 919.684.3814.

Follow our BSAI social media pages throughout the weekend @BSAIatDuke on Instagram and Twitter.