Pratt Walking Tours

Pratt School of Engineering
2015-2016 Tour Schedule

 

Fall: August 26 – December 4, 2015

Spring: January 19 – April 26, 2016 (Spring schedule and registration coming soon).

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:

  • August 8 – 25: Summer Break, New Student Orientation, Transition to Fall semester
  • September 7: Labor Day Holiday
  • October 12-13: Duke’s Fall Break
  • November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 5 – January 18: Fall Reading Period and Final Exams, Winter Break
  • March 14-18: Duke’s Spring Break
  • April 8, 19, and 25: Blue Devil Days
  • April 27 – May 22: Spring Reading Period and Final Exams, Graduation, Transition to Summer Term I

 

Questions about Pratt tours should be directed to Pratt’s Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Lauren Stulgis, at lauren.stulgis@duke.edu 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 lauren.stulgis@duke.edu or 919-660-5442 in advance of your visit. For more information, please visit the Disability Management System online at http://access.duke.edu/, 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.

Cancellations

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

Accommodations

Duke University and the Pratt School of Engineering 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 lauren.stulgis@duke.edu or 919-660-5442 in advance of your visit.

For more information, please visit the Disability Management System online at http://access.duke.edu/ or at 919-684-1424 to inquire about visitor accommodations.

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 lauren.stulgis@duke.edu 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