Explore the Duke Engineering Quad with a friendly Pratt student tour guide.

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Pratt Walking Tours

Explore Duke Engineering with a student guide

Our tours are:

  • About an hour long
  • Limited to 20 people per tour, and four per sign-up group
  • Scheduled so you may also take the Duke University Admissions tour
  • Given rain or shine


  • Summer 2018:  May 21 – Aug. 10
  • Fall 2018: Aug. 29 - Dec. 7


Please reserve your space two (2) or more business days before your preferred tour date:

Make a Reservation

Before the Tour

Know Our Holiday and Break Dates

Because we rely on the expertise of student guides, the Pratt Walking Tour will not take place during these exam, break and holiday periods:

  • Aug. 13-24
  • Sept. 3
  • Oct. 8-9
  • Nov. 21-23
  • Dec. 7-31

Tell Us Your Accessibility Needs

Duke University and the Pratt School of Engineering welcome and encourage individuals with disabilities to participate in our programs and activities.

If you need any type of reasonable accommodation, or have questions about access, please contact Lauren Stulgis at lauren.stulgis@duke.edu or 919-660-5442 in advance of your visit.

To inquire about visitor accessibility and accommodation at Duke, please visit access.duke.edu, or call 919-684-1424.

Schedule a Group Tour

Have a group with five or more? Discuss group tour options with Lauren Stulgis at lauren.stulgis@duke.edu or 919-660-5442.

On Tour Day

Parking Info

Visitors may park in the Bryan Center (PGIV) Parking Garage, or any other visitor parking area on campus.

Tours begin in the lobby of the Teer Engineering building. It's a short walk (0.2 miles) from the Bryan Center Parking Garage to Teer [map]:

  • Exit to Science Drive and turn right
  • Follow the sidewalk past the circle and continue downhill
  • The Nello L. Teer Engineering Building is on your left
  • Enter through the main doors and meet your tour in the lobby

Meeting Spot

Nello L. Teer Engineering Building

Pratt Walking Tours begin in the lobby of the Nello L. Teer Engineering Building. In the Teer lobby, look for our blue-and-orange Pratt Walking Tour signs. While you wait for the tour to start, be sure to pick up free brochures and explore our interactive touch-screen displays.

More to Do at Duke

If you have additional time during your campus visit, you are invited to:

If Plans Change

What If It Rains?

The Duke campus sees an average 220 days of sunshine a year! So there's a great chance you'll see our campus at its sunny best. We do give tours when it rains. Our campus is still beautiful and our guides still friendly and knowledgable, no matter the weather. All that is typically needed is an umbrella.

In Case of Severe Weather

When severe weather threatens, check the DukeAlert website. The Pratt Walking Tour is canceled when Duke classes are canceled.

Have a weather-related question? Contact Lauren Stulgis at lauren.stulgis@duke.edu or 919-660-5442.

How to Cancel

If you have registered but cannot attend, please let us know – this will allow us to open a spot to another interested prospective student.

To cancel, simply send your name, and tour date and time to lauren.stulgis@duke.edu, or call 919-660-5442.

Cancel a Tour

Contact Us

Questions about Pratt tours should be directed to Director of Undergraduate Student Affairs Lauren Stulgis, at lauren.stulgis@duke.edu or 919-660-5442.