2020 Spring Breakthrough Logistics FAQs for Course Directors

Spring Breakthrough Logistics FAQs


Q: “How will I know the Duke Bus Schedule?”

Add Duke University Bus System as your preferences
Check that you have the C1 East-West Holiday added from the Duke University routes.


Q: “How can I get to Downtown Durham?”

  • Duke Downtown Shuttle Pilot program is offering rides from parts of West Campus to stops at the American Tobacco Campus, Imperial Building, and the Chesterfield building.

Shuttle will operate 7 am to 6 pm and is free to ride with a Duke ID
Check https://parking.duke.edu/buses/downtown-shuttle for more information

Q: “It’s after hours and the Duke bus system isn’t running, what should I tell my students to use?”

  • Go to https://parking.duke.edu/buses/duke-vans for after hours free transit anywhere on campus/hospital vicinity with Duke Vans. Students will need to show DUKE ID to get on the van and will need to call individually to request a ride.

Q: “I’m traveling within Durham and would like to book rides in advance, what can I do?”

  • Book Durham travel using Charlene’s Safe Ride (link below)

Go to: https://www.briercreektaxis.com/


Q: “What are the on-campus food options over Spring Break?”

Q: “Are there any restaurants on campus I can go to with my class?”

  • The Commons in the Brodhead Center is open for lunch (11:30-2:00 pm) and dinner (5:00-9:00 pm) and has a private room available for larger parties.

Reservations highly encouraged: https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/dining/the-commons
Pay with Conference FLEX on your Duke Card

  • Nasher Museum Café is open Tue-Fri for lunch from 11-2pm

Pay with Conference FLEX on your Duke Card
Reserve a table here: https://nasher.duke.edu/cafe/about

Dinner at Dusk is a $35 3-course dinner option available 5:30-6:30 pm daily  https://www.washingtondukeinn.com/getmedia/7954da04-2edf-4d09-add6-fc1d5db0def2/DinnerAtDusk_Winter2020_Web-jan-2020-tagged.pdf/
Pay with your Pcard

Pay with your Pcard

Q: “Can I order catering on campus?”

  • Catering is a great option for dinner or lunch on campus for your class and many restaurants will deliver to campus and your location directly.

If dining in your classroom, catering is allowed after 6 pm.
Take your class on a picnic to the Duke Gardens, or other area of campus during lunch before 6pm.
with your Pcard

Q: “My students would like to purchase snacks with their Flex funds for class, where can they go?”

Q: “I’d like to take my students out for breakfast/lunch/dinner of campus, where can I go that’s close?

Blue Corn Café, Metro 8, JuJu’s are all restaurants that can accommodate larger parties (with reservations)

  • Check Out: Erwin Square, one block over from 9th street that has restaurants such as Guasaca, Parizade, and Local 22.


Q: “My student needs medical attention, what should I do?”

  • During the day: direct your students to go to Student Health on Campus

Go to: https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/studenthealth/make-appointment to make an appointment, or access walk-in hours and information

  • After Hours: Duke Urgent Care (off campus)

Go to: https://www.dukehealth.org/treatments/urgent-care

  • Emergency After Hours: Duke ER

Call Duke Police  (919-684-2444) if students need a non-emergency ride/escort to the hospital https://police.duke.edu/services/duke-police-safety-escorts

More Questions?

Q: “I have a question about logistics concerning my program (travel, classroom, events).”

  • Contact: Sloan Talbot by email anytime at sat39@duke.edu or call during business hours at 919-668-3420