Pratt Walking Tours

Pratt School of Engineering
2014-2015 Tour Schedule

Fall:  August 27 - December 5, 2014

Spring: January 9 - April 20, 2015

Summer:   Session I: May 18 - June 19, 2015
                   Session II: July 1 - August 7, 2015

See tour dates and reserve your space.

(Please note: Advanced registration of two business days is required.)

Join a Pratt Walking Tour and learn about life as an engineering undergraduate student at Duke! Explore the E-Quad with your Pratt tour guide for an overview of our newest facilities, visits to typical labs and classrooms, and information about the various opportunities available to engineering students at Duke. Pratt Walking Tours last approximately one hour and are limited to 20 participants total (four per group).

The Pratt tour schedule allows visitors the opportunity to participate in both the Undergraduate Admissions information session/campus tour and the Pratt Walking Tour on most weekdays. Separate registration is required. Please note: Visitors should allow at least two hours with Admissions and a 15-minute walk between buildings.

Undergraduate students serve as Pratt tour guides, therefore, they are not able to answer questions about financial aid, test scores, admissions requirements, etc. Those questions should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (919-684-3214). In addition, because we rely on the expertise of our student tour guides, Pratt tours will not take place on the following dates:

  • Monday, September 1: Labor Day Holiday
  • October 13 - 14: Duke’s Fall Break
  • November 26 - 28: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 6 - January 8: Fall Reading Period and Final Exams, Winter Break
  • Monday, January 19: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
  • March 9 - 13: Duke’s Spring Break
  • April 10, 13 and 21: Blue Devil Days
  • April 22 - May 15: Spring Reading Period and Final Exams, Graduation
  • Monday, May 25: Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 22 - July 30: Summer Session I Reading Period/Finals, Transition to Summer Session II
  • Friday, July 3: Independence Day Holiday

Questions about Pratt tours should be directed to Pratt’s Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Lauren Stulgis, at or 919-660-5442.

Duke University encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodations, or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Lauren Stulgis at or 919-660-5442 in advance of your visit. For more information, please visit the Disability Management System online at, or contact their office at 919-684-1424 to inquire about visitor accommodations.

Where to Meet

Pratt Walking Tours begin from the lobby of the Teer Building and last approximately one hour. Visitors to Pratt may park in the Bryan Center (PGIV) Parking Garage or other designated visitor parking areas on campus.

It is a short walk from the Bryan Center Parking Garage to the Teer Building:

  1. Exit to Science Drive and turn right.
  2. Follow the sidewalk down the hill and continue past the circle on the pedestrian walkway.
  3. The Nello L. Teer Building will be on your left – enter through the main entrance and meet your tour in the lobby.


If you have registered for a Pratt tour and are unable to attend, please notify Pratt’s Undergraduate Program Coordinator Lauren Stulgis at or 919-660-5442.

In case of severe weather that impacts Duke's campus, you may check the DukeAlert website to see whether we are operating on a normal or modified schedule. If classes are cancelled, Pratt tours will also be cancelled. Any questions may be directed to Lauren Stulgis, or 919-660-5442.

Group Tours

Our regularly scheduled Pratt Walking Tours are not designed to accommodate school or interest groups greater than four people. If you are interested in scheduling a visit for your group please contact Lauren Stulgis directly, at or 919-660-5442, to discuss options.

Additional resources for your group visit include:

Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility (SMIF)

Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics

Duke Immersive Virtual Environment (DiVE)

Duke's Smart Home