Info for Participants

By Car:

By Air: RDU International Airport is located about 15 miles from campus.
-Limo services:
-Duke University Transportation Services provides information on various ways to get around in the area.

Participants will be able to park in the “Blue Zone” located next to the Tennis courts on Towerview. The cost is $7 per week not to exceed $42.00 for the summer.

The residence dorm is Few. It is conveniently located on West Campus, just a few minutes walk from both the Social Sciences building where the Institute will be held, and from campus dining. The rooms are carpeted and air-conditioned. Each bedroom is furnished with a twin bed, dresser, desk and chair. Participants will share a bathroom with other Institute participants. The accommodations are clean and comfortable. Sheets and towels are included in the dorm rental fee. There is wireless internet access. The following should give you a clear idea of what to expect and what you might consider bringing to make your stay comfortable.

Some Items you should consider bringing:
__Soap, toiletries
__alarm clock
__laundry bag, detergent
__desk/reading lamp
__clothes hangers
__quarters for washers and dryers
__hair dryer

Check in will be on June 6, 2010, 3pm and check out is by 11am on June 25, 2010.

At check in: you will be issued a card to access the dorm, library, and the Social Sciences Building and a key for your room.

-Will my room be cleaned daily? Rooms are cleaned before your arrival and after your departure only. Before checking out, please remove all trash to the outside receptacles.
-Can I do laundry? There are coin operated laundry facilities in the building.
-What should I bring to wear? June in North Carolina can range from 45 degrees in the evenings to 90’s during the day.

Dining facilities on campus accept cash and some accept credit card payments. See HERE for a list of eateries and their hours. Locations can be found on Click here for a dining guide prepared by Roy Weintraub, one of the Summer Institute instructore.

There’s also a Kroger’s grocery store on Hillsborough Road, and a Whole Foods store adjacent to East Campus on Broad Street, for those who want to venture further.

Duke Clinic Food Court
A food court at the basement level of the Duke Clinic with name-brand eateries Hardee's, Domino's Pizza, Baskin-Robbins, and Chiripa's Mexican Food; Starbucks Coffee; a deli with subs and sandwiches; a stand with bakery items; a Hospital Auxiliary snack bar with expanded selections; and an exhibition cooking station featuring dishes like stir-fry, Caesar salads, Cajun chicken, and heart-healthy cuisine. Open Monday through Friday in the Duke Clinic building from 6:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Java City serves coffee and fresh fruit smoothies from 6:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Home Station serves breakfast from 6:30 to 9:45 am. Lunch places serve from 11:00 am to 2:30 or 3:00 pm.

DIRECTIONS: Enter the Duke Clinics (Hospital South) through the Davison building (keep walking down the quad after passing Soc. Sciences, Davison is the building straight ahead, at the end of the quad). Walk straight down the first corridor, when it ends, bear left, follow signs to the Main Entrance. Just before reaching the Main Lobby (you’ll see large glass doors and an exit) take the stairs or escalator on your right DOWN one level, and follow signs to the Food Court.

Duke Hospital North Cafeteria (The Atrium)
Located on the first floor across from the staff elevator lobby, the cafeteria is open 365 days a year. It has a Deli, Grill, Hot Entrees, Salad Bar, Pizza, Desserts, yogurt and some fresh fruit.
Hot breakfast is served from 6:30 am to 10:00 am
Lunch is served from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Dinner is served from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

DIRECTIONS: Enter the Duke Clinics (Hospital South) through the Davison building (keep walking down the quad after passing Soc. Sciences, Davison is the building straight ahead, at the end of the quad). Walk down that hallway until it intersects with another hallway; turn left. Continue to the first hallway to the right (by the Gift Shop); turn right. Take the stairway just across from the Gift Shop, down to the lower level. Turn right, and then left. Do NOT go through the large doorway, but take a left and quick right instead. That hallway will take you past the PRT shuttle and several ATMs. Continue out the door, and take the covered walkway until it ends (it is not straight, but meanders, past the Searle Center/Med School Library, flowers, etc.). Enter Duke Hospital North at the end of the covered walkway; turn left and go down the long hallway (windows on the left, interesting displays in the cabinets to the right) until you reach a hallway going left. Take that hallway, and then another quick left down a wide hallway to the cafeteria (called the Atrium) on the right.

Off-Campus dining:

Durham Eating

A wide variety of cuisines is available in Durham. There are some great restaurants and bars on Ninth Street and along Main Street downtown. These two streets are easily accessible from East Campus, which is accessible by campus bus from West Campus. Here is a good guide to the possibilities:

You will be allowed to access the Wilson Recreation Center’s gym and locker rooms for a small fee. The fee will be paid by the individual participant. It is located on West Campus, not far from the dorm. See the following URL for summer hours of the various athletic facilities on campus:



For times the campus busses are not running

How to request service:
Call 684-SAFE (7233), or pick up any emergency (blue) phone on campus and ask to be connected. Transportation is available for riders with disabilities. Please notify the dispatcher of any special needs. For transportation outside the SAFERides service area, call Charlene’s Safe Ride (919-309-7233). It is a family owned business that provides rides outside the Duke area.

In the event of a life-threatening emergency, participants should go directly to the Emergency Department (684-2413). If necessary, Duke Police (911 or 684-2444) will provide on-campus transportation to the Emergency Department. Please notify Angela Zemonek in such an emergency, or ask someone to do so on your behalf (919-931-3293 cell).

The Wachovia Branch at Duke is located on the first floor of the Clinic Bldg, a 5-10 minute walk from the Social Sciences Bldg. If you want to set up a local bank account, that would be the most convenient place. Hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. On-line banking is available at

Wachovia also has an ATM in the basement of the student center; other services available on that ATM are: VISA, MasterCard, Honor, PLUS, Cirrus, NYCE, Quest, Armed Forces Financial Network, and Maestro.

Two other bank ATMs are available in the basement of the student center: SunTrust (VISA, MasterCard, PLUS, Cirrus, Discover/Novus, American Express, Quest, ATFN); and Bank of America (MasterCard, American Express, PLUS, Cirrus, Maestro, STAR, Discover, Quest).

Calendar of events and information on things to do in the area:


Duke Chapel:

Duke Memorial:

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church:

United Pentecostal Church, (919)477-6555
2008 West Carver Street
(take Duke Street north, then left on Carver Street)

The Durham telephone directory would give you many other options.