Living - Learning Community
The Central Campus environment will be designed to foster a superior liberal arts education for undergraduate students by attending not only to their intellectual growth, but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities.
Rather than considering the redevelopment of Central Campus only as a way to replace existing housing, Duke crafted a broader vision that embraces the interconnections between living and learning — best described as an "academic village." This academic village will provide living arrangements for undergraduate, graduate and professional students and some faculty, plus dining, recreation, and academic support spaces while also serving as a living laboratory for sustainability.
Central Campus is envisioned as a socially and academically vibrant environment built on curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The Career Center and Alumni Center will also relocate to this campus to support the intellectual and social growth of undergraduate students and prepare them to interact, engage and exchange with the community and the world beyond.