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Campus Recreation

The descriptions and links below will give you a general idea of the many university offices and online resource sites that provide academic support services for graduate students at Duke. For more specific information, please visit the links provided. Many of the offices serve several segments of the university community, so please note that unless the links below point to a page specifically referencing graduate student services, you may need to confirm with the office in question whether graduate students are eligible to use a particular service or resource.

Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER)

The mission of the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at Duke University is to provide a strong physical activity program that serves the overall university community.  This is accomplished academically by creating opportunities that will enhance a student’s overall academic experience through a broad and diverse range of activity and lecture courses and recreationally through our club sports, intramurals, and personal training services.

For information about exercise facilities, club sports, and other recreational activities provided by the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, please see the department's list of contacts and check online for facility hours.

Department of Music 

The Department of Music encourages graduate students to attend its lectures and performing arts series events.

Duke Gardens

Duke Gardens provides a place where people of all backgrounds and ages come for beauty, education, horticulture, solitude, discovery, study, renewal, and inspiration. The Sarah P. Duke Gardens, often spoken of as the "Crown Jewel of Duke University," occupies 55 acres in the heart of the University's West Campus, adjacent to Duke University Medical Center. It is recognized as one of the premier public gardens in the United States, renowned both for landscape design and the quality of horticulture, each year attracting more than 300,000 visitors from all over the world.

Duke Performances

Duke Performances provides outstanding cultural programming, support for the University's academic departments, and an opportunity for our students to see the finest performing artists in the world for the best price in the country. Duke Performances is committed to providing the highest quality experience for both artists and audiences.

Duke University Union

Duke University Union is responsible for all programming across Duke-we make Duke happy and fun. From major bands in Cameron to sneak preview movies to cable TV to acclaimed artists in the Bryan Center to the biggest parties on campus to Duke's own record label, DUU has something for everybody

Nasher Museum of Art

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University opened its new building designed by architect Rafael Viñoly on October 2, 2005, creating a major new center for the arts on campus. The museum serves the university, Research Triangle, and surrounding region with exhibitions and educational programs that foster multidisciplinary learning. The museum presents an ambitious schedule of traveling exhibitions that reflect an increased focus on modern and contemporary art.