If you are accepted to a dinner but are unable to attend, you must give notice at least 1 DAY IN ADVANCE to the Duke Conversations executive member responsible for your dinner notice. Otherwise, you will be prohibited from attending any Duke Conversations event for the remainder of the semester.
Free transportation to the dinner will depart the Science Center Circle no more than 5 minutes after the arrival time listed in your acceptance email. If you are late, you will be responsible for your own transportation.
Code of conduct
Participating in a Duke Conversations event is a privilege afforded to Duke students by the generosity of Duke professors and by the Office of Undergraduate Education. Participants must be respectful not only to the professors, but also to each other and each other’s perspectives.
Q – When will I be notified if I have been accepted to attend a dinner?
A – We will generally send out acceptance notifications by Friday, the week before the dinner.
Q – How do i know if i was accepted to attend a dinner that I signed up for?
A – Each dinner has a limited number of students who can attend. If you are selected for a dinner, you will be notified by the Friday before your dinner. Otherwise, we will notify you that you are on our waitlist.
Q – How do I get off the waitlist for a dinner?
A – If an accepted participant can no longer attend a particular dinner, we will notify students on the waitlist via email.
Q – What is the selection process like for a dinner?
A – Duke Conversations believes that conversations are the most meaningful and engaging when participants of all years, areas of study, and identities are represented. Thus, in addition to ensuring that students who have not previously attended a conversation are able to participate, the Duke Conversations Executive Team carefully reviews and selects students who are both different from each other and have demonstrated interest in the professor or topic.
Q – HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A CONVERSATION?
A – To stay up to date, head over to the "sign up" tab in our website where you can share your contact with us. We will let you know by email whenever there are conversations over the course of the semester. You can also sign up from the "conversations" tab in our website.
Q – HOW WILL DUKE CONversations be held in the fall of 2020?
A – The format for Duke Conversations will remain largely the same, except that conversations will be held over Zoom rather than the usual dinners at professors' homes. You will receive more detailed information from us through email prior to attending the conversation.
If you are a faculty member and have any questions or want to learn more about Duke Conversations, feel free to check out our guide below. You are also welcome to contact us through our email (duconversations AT gmail.com).