Visit Our Department

Visits by prospective graduate students are welcomed. It may be more beneficial to visit while classes are in session, in order to attend selected graduate course lectures. It is also easier to schedule interviews with the faculty when classes are in session. For help setting up a visit you may contact the Director of Graduate Studies

All students admitted to the program are invited to a Recruiting Weekend. In 2017 it will be March 23-25.

Campus Location

The Department of Mathematics is located in the Physics Building on Duke University's West Campus. Entering from the front of the building, the main offices are in Room 117, to the left on the same level as the entrance.

From the Airport

From the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) you can take a taxi, uber, or shuttle to Durham.

  • Taxi – approximately $40 plus tip
  • Mike's Shuttle Service – Call (919) 740-6180 for rates. To make a reservation, call the day before. Shuttle operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • R&G Shuttle Service – Call (919) 840-0262 or toll free (800) 840-2738 for rates. Shuttle operates 7:30 am–11:30 pm, 7 days a week.

Ask to go to Duke University West Campus, the street address is 120 Science Drive. The Physics Building is off the traffic circle at the end of Science Drive, past the Bryan Center.

By Car

The Mathematics Department is in the Physics Building, at the end of Science Drive.

Parking on Campus

As with most university campuses, parking can be problematic. The closest parking lots to the Physics Building are the Bryan Center Pay Lot (pay station) and Parking Garage IV (attended), and the Science Drive Visitor Lot (pay station). Parking is $2.00/hour at each location. For information about visitor parking on campus, go to the Duke Parking and Transportation webpage.


The following is a short list of recommended accommodations near campus. You will need to call for current rates; some area hotels offer a discounted rate for Duke, so make sure to ask about that. For additional hotels and other information about the area, visit the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau website.

Hotel Address and Telephone Number
Cambria Hotel 2306 Elba St.
(919) 286-3111, reservations (800) 716-6401
Millennium Hotel 2800 Campus Walk Ave.
(919) 383-8575, reservations (919) 382-5050
La Quinta Inns & Suites 4414 Chapel Hill Blvd.
(919) 401-9660, toll free (800) 753-3757
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club 301 Cameron Boulevard
(919) 490-0999, toll free (800) 443-3853