Highlighted Events

Highlighted Events: Each year, Duke Student Veterans, in conjunction with our graduate and professional schools, hosts events for our Student Veterans, their families, and supporters.

Events for the 2020-2021 school year will be held virtually. We'll find new opportunities for our community to connect in ways that promote the health and safety of all.

Below are programming highlights from previous academic school years.


Opening Hail







In September, students and families gathered for food and fellowship at our Opening Hail. This annual event welcomes Blue Devils, new and returning, to the community. 

Duke Military Appreciation - Football Tailgate







Students and families tailgated prior to the Duke vs. Florida State Football Game. Duke may have lost the game, but we won in spirit. Go Blue Devils!

Veterans Day


On Veterans Day, students, families, faculty, staff, and community members gathered to commemorate the service of those past, present, and future. We are thankful for the sacrifices made by our Duke students, staff, and faculty service members and their families. Duke Divinity Veterans hosted a Veterans Day chapel service. One of our own Student Veterans preached while others participated in the service. We’re constantly impressed by the talents of our students!





University President, Vincent E. Price provides the following message for Duke veterans

Black History Month 






In honor of Black History Month, Duke Dining hosted a themed dinner highlighting African Americans in Times of War. Two Fallen Comrades Tables were displayed to remember those no longer with us and educate the Duke community on military customs and traditions.

Guest Lecturers 








Annually, Duke invites and hosts guest lectures and speakers from across the Department of Defense. These individuals have previously included the Deputy Director for the Navy, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, among others. Pictured - Navy Chaplain (Captain) Mark Hendricks preached at Duke Divinity School in March. After the service, CH Hendricks met with Duke Divinity Veterans to discuss vocation, service, and pastoral care.