Duke University has 29 Residence Halls, 77 Academic and Research buildings, and 114 athletic, medical and Central Campus buildings (and that excludes maintenance and support facilities). Those buildings are primarily maintained by the award winning Facilities Management Department. FMD provides work alerts, a place to enter work requests, project schedules, and more. Maintenance requests can also be made for the libraries, Fuqua,


Duke comprises more than 8,000 acres of campus, golf course, trails and forest - including the Marine Lab in Beaufort.


Duke University was designed and built between 1925 and 1932 at a cost over 21 million dollars, and at the time was the largest construction project ever undertaken in the South. And construction projects at the university and medical centers have continued since.


Duke promotes sustainability throughout all aspects of the university  from purchasing to transportation and water conservation to the Smart Home.  Duke's Sustainability site has information on all of these areas. 

Real Estate

The Duke Real Estate Office is charged with the overall real estate strategy for space leased by Duke University and Duke University Health System, the asset management of the Washington Duke Inn, and the acquisition and disposition of lands in the Duke Forest.


Work on Duke's facilities often require the services of outside vendors and contractors. The process which governs these contracts is documented with in Financial Services.

Capital Projects

Duke's Capital Projects are administered through the Office of the University Architect and include project such as the Law School Expansion, Student Center Plaza and Central Campus.

Recycling & Environmental Sustainability

Duke strives to make the future a better time not just in how it educates its students, but how it interacts with the environment. Duke's commitment is clear through such initiatives as Duke Recycles and Environmental Sustainability at Duke.

Residence Life & Housing

Residence halls and apartments are available for Duke students, from first-years to graduate students. Support is also available to assist international students moving to Durham, as well as students seeking off campus housing.

Disability Management

With Duke’s emphasis on diversity we strive to provide all people the same options and accessibility, whether in classrooms, dorms & offices or parking. Duke also offers disability assistance in academics or on the web. And the Duke libraries provide extensive array of  accessibility resources and information.


Do you know the difference between the French Family Science Center, the Duke Family Medicine Center and the Science Building (formerly Duke University Art Museum)? What about the Art Building? The Nasher Museum of Art? The Smith Arts Warehouse? Find parking, residences, theaters and more with the Campus Map or view the accessibility map or learn more about Facilities Management's responsibilities for maintaining maps and building records.