The Chronicle’s guide to on-campus resources over the summer

Staying on campus this summer? Here are some changes to Duke’s campus resources that you need to know. 

Student Health 

Summer hours of operation for Student Health are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m Monday through Friday, with exception of opening at 9 a.m. on Thursdays. The Duke Student Health Center is closed daily from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 

Students living on campus who are paying the student health service fee will have access to regular student health services, including the Student Health Clinic, medical appointments, the allergy clinic, STI testing and pharmacy services. Hours of all specific services can be found on the Duke Student Health website

Students can call (919) 681-9355 to make an appointment or make after-hours support calls. Same day appointments are available based on demand. In the event of an emergency, students can call campus police at (919) 684-2444 or 911. A list of all walk-in urgent care clinics and emergency room services can be found on the Duke Student Health website


All summer session students living on-campus are required to select one of four meal plans. Credit, debit cards and Flex points will also be accepted at all Duke Dining locations. 

Select locations, including Marketplace, Café, It’s Thyme, Pitchforks and Trinity Café, will be closed for the summer. Specific hours and dates of operation for dining locations can be found on the Duke Dining website.  

Summer parking and transportation 

Students who purchased annual parking permits can continue to use their passes during the summer sessions. Students bringing a car to campus for the first time can purchase a 30-day parking pass or individual day passes by making a parking account on Duke FlexPort. 

The C1 bus route will continue to run at 20-minute intervals Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. Beginning May 8, the C1-Swift Avenue bus route will run Monday through Friday from 7:10 a.m. through 9:10 p.m. It will not run on the weekends. The Hospital Loop transit will also run Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 9:16 p.m. 

The full bus schedule can be found on the Duke Parking and Transportation website. All updated times and changes to bus scheduling can be viewed on the app TransLoc.

Mailroom access 

The Student Mailbox Center will remain open during its regular hours during the summer sessions. The package desk will be open to students for mail pickup from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on weekends. Individual mailboxes will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

“During the summer, students will receive the initial notification letting them know their package is available to be picked up but will not be followed up with reminder notices,” Duke Campus Mail Services wrote in an email to The Chronicle. 

Library services 

The hours of most campus libraries, including Perkins, Bostock and Lilly Libraries, will be shortened. The hours of operation for each library may vary during breaks between summer sessions and on specific days during the summer session. 

All students, regardless of whether they are taking summer courses or not, will have full access to library services and borrowing privileges over the summer.

Gym access and intramurals

From May 9 to Aug. 13, the Wilson Recreation Center and the Brodie Recreation Center will be open to students, alumni, faculty and staff with Duke Recreation and Physical Education memberships. 

Members can enjoy services including personal training, intramural sports, group fitness classes and the climbing wall. 

The Wilson Recreation Center will open at 5:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and close at 9 p.m. Weekend hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The indoor climbing wall will be available Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Brodie Recreation Center will open at 7 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and be weekend hours will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Brodie Recreation Center and Brodie Aquatics Center will be closed May 15 through 21. 

The Brodie Aquatics Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on the weekends. 

Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion will be available from May 8 through May 31 at 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Monday through Thursday, the Pavilion will also be available from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Pavilion will be open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekends.  

Students who are currently enrolled in classes and have enrolled in courses for the next semester already have access to the gyms covered by the Recreation Fee charged to their Bursar Account at the start of the academic semesters. 

Students can also register for intramural sports on Duke’s IMLeagues page. Doubles pickleball and spikeball are offered for summer session 1, and 3v3 basketball and soccer tennis are offered for summer session 2. 

Group fitness classes will be offered during both terms of the summer term sessions. Members and students must pre-register through their account on the MyRec Portal. 

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