Duke MMS Student Blog
What to Expect During a Campus Visit
The moment you arrive at Fuqua for your campus visit, you’ll have the ability to see how well the Admissions staff and student Admissions ambassadors work together to ensure your visit is as informative as possible. The campus visit allows you to experience Fuqua at its core, from its vibrant cultural atmosphere to its emphasis on team-based learning—something you can’t simply get out of a brochure.
Here’s a checklist of what you should expect when you arrive:
Allot Sufficient Time for Parking
That is, if you plan to drive to campus. Like most universities parking at Duke can be difficult, especially if your visit coincides with a major university or sporting event. In order to minimize your risk of being late, you should plan on setting aside at least 15 to 20 minutes for parking. Use a ride-sharing service, such as Uber or LYFT, as an alternative to driving.
If you plan to stay the night, you can also consider staying at the Millennium, Washington Duke, or J.B. Duke hotels—each located a few blocks from Fuqua. The Science Drive Visitor Lot is the closest parking lot to Fuqua, and directions can be accessed by visiting our site. Additionally, Admissions is now providing visitors with a parking code that will allow them to park in the Science Drive Visitor Lot free of charge during their visit.
Check-In at the Admissions Office
It’s located on the third floor of Fuqua’s Breeden Hall, by the entrance off Science Drive. It’s important to arrive at least 15 to 20 minutes before your designated admissions-related activity so you ensure you’re not late and can get settled in.
If You’re Attending a Class
A member of the admissions team (usually a Fuqua student) will escort you to the class in question. During the walk to class, feel free to ask any pressing questions about Fuqua, the campus culture, etc. Prior to class, be sure to turn off your cell phone, and find a seat in the back of the room.
A lunch ticket will be provided by your Fuqua Admissions ambassador upon arriving at the Fox Center which houses the dining area. There, you will have quite a few options to choose from, ranging from salads, burgers, and rotisserie main course items. Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with current students and get their perspective on the student experience at Fuqua.
If You’re Interviewing
If you registered for an interview, you’ll be interviewing with an Admissions staff member. Be sure to bring an extra copy of your resume with you to the visit. Also, don’t forget to prepare a list of questions you have for the interviewer.
Take the visit seriously, but relax and enjoy your time on campus. It’s a great opportunity that will help you decide if Fuqua and the MMS program is a good fit for you.