Duke, Durham and Beyond is an annual event that introduces first-year Duke students to Durham. After an opening welcome from city and university leaders, students set out to explore Durham on themed excursions led by faculty members.
The event facilitates genuine engagement between faculty and students, and faculty get the opportunity to play ambassador for their favorite community destinations, from theatre performances to the Durham Farmers Market.
Every year, the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership coordinates outings that connect first-year students to local service opportunities. Last year, students volunteered at the Lakewood Elementary School community garden.