Parents & Families

Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2018 Update!

Thank you so much for joining us for Family Weekend 2017 – we hope you had a wonderful time visiting!  A date will be announced following the release of the ACC football schedule in March of 2018.

Family Weekend 2017, October 20-22!

Registration for Family Weekend 2017 is no longer available! 

Download a PDF schedule here, a full color Family Weekend Brochure will be available for you to pickup at the Registration/Hospitality desk in the Bryan Center during scheduled hours beginning Thursday, September 19th. 

Family Weekend is an annual fall-semester tradition for undergraduate families and friends to visit and reconnect with their students. Dates for the 2017 Family Weekend are Friday, October 20-Sunday, October 22.

Duke University provides a diverse schedule of programs and experiences to give insight into life and learning on campus. Events will include academic lectures by distinguished faculty, cultural and arts highlights, tours across the university, and time to connect with other families and students. This year’s schedule also will include a home football game against ACC rival Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 21.
Registration and an event schedule will be available this summer.  If you have questions, please contact the Parent and Family Programs office at 919-684-2577.

What is Family Weekend?

Family Weekend is an informative, engaging and important yearly tradition! Over the course of the Weekend, Duke welcomes parents and families to visit campus in order to interact with the organizations, people and places that have become so important to your student.

This year, we look forward to topical and interesting programs by staff, presentations from faculty, and interactions with special members of the student community.

When is Family Weekend?

Family Weekend 2017 will be held October 20-22. 

How do I register for Family Weekend?

Registration will be available August 1st. Stay tuned to this page for additional details.

Why should I attend Family Weekend?

In addition to the opportunity to experience programs, discussions, concerts, performances and more from members throughout the Duke community, attending Family Weekend also provides a wonderful chance for you to spend quality time with your student. Not only does it strengthen your relationship, but it can also provide your son or daughter with the opportunity to bridge the gap between their lives both on and away from campus.

What should I do if I have additional questions about Family Weekend?

Please do not hesitate to give us a call at (919) 684-2577 or email us at if you have questions regarding the weekend's activities.

How do I get tickets for Countdown to Craziness? 

Countdown is a Duke men's basketball event that will take place in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Friday, October 20th. Ticket sales are coordinated via Duke Athletics, once the process is determined the details will be shared with Family Weekend guests. Currently, the sale of these tickets (which will be LIMITED), are not available for purchase via the Family Weekend registration website. All other Family Weekend ticketed events are available for purchase via the online registration process. 

Countdown to Craziness - Ticket Update: September 22, 2017

Men’s basketball tickets for the Countdown to Craziness team scrimmage will be available on Wednesday, October 4th at 6:00am. On this date, students will be able to line up at Cameron Indoor to acquire a single free STUDENT ticket and, at the same time, will have the option of purchasing up to two additional GUEST tickets. All tickets acquired through this means (student ticket plus additional purchased guest tickets) will have general admission – standing room only. Availability is LIMITED and sales will be first-come/first-served. Children under two years of age are free.