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East Campus Housing

East Campus was Duke University’s Woman’s College before housing all first-year students. Before it was part of Duke, it was used as a fair ground and racetrack.

Residence Halls

Alspaugh: Alspaugh is located across from Marketplace and next to Lilly Library, and houses 125 students. Its faculty-in-residence is Anne Allison, a professor of cultural anthropology in the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. Alspaugh’s features include a kitchen, common room, study room and in-room AC units.

Bassett: Bassett is located between Baldwin Auditorium and Brown, and houses 125 students. Its faculty-in-residence is Catherine Admay, a lecturer in the Sanford School of Public Policy. Bassett’s features include a kitchen, common room, several small study rooms and in-room AC units.

Bell Tower: Also known as Hotel Bell for its luxurious renovations, Bell Tower is located behind Randolph and houses 140 students. Its features include a small library, computer lab, music practice room, The Oasis (sponsored by Student Health) and several large classrooms. Its faculty-in-residence is Kimberly Lamm, an associate professor of gender, sexuality and feminist studies. 

Blackwell: Blackwell is located between Randolph and Gilbert-Addoms, and houses 185 first-year students. Its features include two common rooms, two kitchens, four seminar rooms, several study rooms and central air-conditioning.

Brown: Brown is located between Marketplace and and Bassett, and houses 125 first-year students. Its faculty-in-residence is Jasmine Cobb, an associate professor of art, art history and visual studies. Its features include a kitchen, common room, several study rooms and in-room AC units.

East House: East House is located next to Friedl Science building and the East Campus bus stop. It houses 80 students and offers a kitchen, common room with adjacent game room, several study rooms and in-room AC units. East House will not house members of the Class of 2023.

Epworth: Epworth is located behind East House and near the Duke Catholic Center. The oldest and smallest residence hall on East Campus, Epworth houses 50 students and offers a common room, two outdoor patios and in-room AC units. Epworth will not house members of the Class of 2023.

Gilbert-Addoms: More fondly known as simply “GA,” this residence hall houses 190 first-year students. Located between Southgate and Blackwell, Gilbert-Addoms offers two kitchens, several common rooms, and in-room AC units. Its faculty-in-residence is Sue Wasiolek, dean of students and associate vice president for student affairs. There is a bus stop located across from the parking lot behind Gilbert-Addoms.

Giles: Giles is located across from Marketplace and next to Lilly Library, and houses 115 students. Its faculty-in-residence is John Blackshear, an adjunct instructor of psychology and neuroscience. Giles offers a common room, kitchen, study room and in-room AC units.

Jarvis: Jarvis is located next to the Classroom Building and the East Campus bus stop. Jarvis offers substance-free housing for 80 students, and features a common room, kitchen and several study rooms.

Pegram: Pegram is located between Alspaugh and Baldwin Auditorium, and houses 125 first-year students. Pegram is home to the Arts Community, a place for first-year students with a shared interest in music, dramatic performance and artistic expression. Its faculty-in-residence is Hsiao-Mei Ku, a professor of the practice of music.

Randolph: Randolph is located between Blackwell and Trinity, and houses 180 students. Randolph offers two common rooms, four seminar rooms, several common rooms and central air-conditioning. Its faculty-in-residence is Christine Folch, an assistant professor of cultural anthropology.

Southgate: Southgate is located behind Gilbert-Addoms and houses 140 students. It features single-gender floors and was closed for renovations during the 2018-19 academic year for installation of central air conditioning and sprinklers. Southgate’s faculty-in-residence is Zbigniew Kabala, an associate professor of civil engineering. 

Trinity: Trinity is the newest and largest residence hall on East Campus, housing 250 students. It offers a 25-seat movie theater, arcade and kitchen. Trinity began housing upperclassmen returning from study-away programs in Spring 2018, but it has housed first-year students beginning in Fall 2018. Trinity and Bell Tower are the only four-story dorms on East Campus.

Wilson: Wilson is located between Marketplace and Friedl Science Building, and houses 100 students. Its faculty-in-residence is Christopher Roy, an associate professor of chemistry. Wilson offers a suite-style layout, in-room AC units, two common rooms and a kitchen.

Other East Campus buildings:

Brodie Gym: Originally named Memorial Gymnasium, it was built in 1923 as a memorial to the men who died in WWI. It was built with donations from Angier B. Duke and his sister Mary Duke Biddle. The Memorial Gymnasium is now part of a larger recreational facility called the Keith and Brenda Brodie Recreation Center in honor of the former Duke President and his wife. 

Marketplace: The East Campus Union, which opened in 1927, is the center of student life on East Campus. The facility boasts a convenience store, mailboxes, social space and two dining facilities: Trinity Cafe and Marketplace.

Duke Coffeehouse: Located within the Crowell Building on East Campus, the Duke Coffeehouse is a mecca for alternative culture at Duke as well as a link between the University and the Durham community. The Coffeehouse was founded in 1981 by SHARE (Student Housing for Academic and Residential Experimentation, Duke's first non-Greek selective living group), and run by SHARE until 2003, when it reopened under the administrative umbrella of the Duke University Union. During the week, students study and socialize amidst the aroma of fresh brewed coffee. On the weekends, the Coffeehouse is transformed into a live venue for local and touring musicians, plays, open mics and student performances.


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