UPDATE ON COVID-19 AND DAA EVENTS

A Message to Our Alumni Community
 
As news of COVID-19 continues to develop, I want to extend a note to our more than 180,000 Duke alumni throughout the world. As Duke President Vincent E. Price noted in an email to the entire Duke community, “this is an unprecedented challenge for our university community.” And while Duke is poised to meet that challenge here on campus, President Price also noted that we join a “community of extraordinary people”—students, faculty, staff, parents, friends of Duke and alumni—who can support each other through this time of uncertainty.
 
I know that the response to COVID-19 is drastically changing the way you are living and working. During this time, please know that your Duke Alumni Association is here to support you – through timely updates, pointing you to Duke resources to learn more information, and sharing uplifting stories about how Blue Devils are coming together during this time.

This page will continue to provide updates on our events and programs (including a helpful FAQ) and point you to a few Duke sites where you can learn more about how Duke is addressing COVID-19 concerns.
 
We don’t have all of the answers now, and the answers we do have can change quickly. So we appreciate your support and patience as we navigate COVID-19 together. Please continue to visit Duke’s official COVID-19 response site coronavirus.duke.edu and this page for updates as they are made available.
 
Until then, I want to wish all of our Blue Devils throughout the world health, safety and the gift of the support of your alumni community at this challenging time.
 
Forever Duke,
 
Sterly L. Wilder '83
Associate Vice President
Duke Alumni Affairs

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Duke Alumni Events Information (updated July 27, 2020):

During this very challenging year, Duke continues to monitor the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic and to make decisions with the health and safety of all community members in mind.
 
As a result, Duke Alumni Affairs and Development will not host any in-person events—both on campus or in our alumni communities throughout the world—through the remainder of 2020.
 
We know this is disappointing news, but just because we aren't meeting in person doesn't mean we won't be able to connect. Our DAA team is working on a full lineup of virtual programming, and there will be many opportunities to get together with fellow Dukies for connecting, networking and learning together. We look forward to seeing you online very soon.
  • Duke has established a planning process to evaluate the range of options for the reopening of campus and the restarting of events and activities. To that end, an in-person Reunions Weekend has been canceled for 2020. Please check back on DukeReunions.com for the most up-to-date information including information regarding a virtual reunion experience for your class.
  • There will be no in-person regional events held throughout the remainder of 2020; all future events in 2020 will be virtual. For more information, please email regional@daa.duke.edu.
  • There will be no in-person Lifelong Learning events throughout the remainder of 2020; all future events in 2020 will be virtual. For more information, please email education@daa.duke.edu.
  • For questions about Duke Travels, please contact Beth Ray-Schroeder '83, director, at beth@daa.duke.edu.
  • The Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center reamins closed. For questions, email daa@daa.duke.edu.
Please note that the majority of Duke’s campus has limited access, and we are not encouraging visitors. We respectfully ask that you do not visit campus if, within the last 14 days, you have:
  • Traveled to or from any at-risk locations
  • Have had close contact with someone known to have traveled from at-risk locations