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Highlighted Events

Each year, Duke Student Veterans, in conjunction with our graduate and professional schools, hosts events for our Student Veterans, their families, and supporters. Below are programming highlights from previous academic school years.


Opening Hail

In September, students and families gathered for food and fellowship at our Opening Hail. This annual event welcomes Blue Devils, new and returning, to the community. 

Football Tailgate

Students and families tailgated prior to the Duke vs. Florida State Football Game. Duke may have lost the game, but we won in spirit. Go Blue Devils!

Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, students, families, faculty, staff, and community members gathered to commemorate the service of those past, present, and future. We are thankful for the sacrifices made by our Duke students, staff, and faculty service members and their families. 

veterans day walk

Office of Student Veterans Logo

Monthly Newsletters

The Office of Student Veterans sends out monthly newsletters to the community. These newsletters highlight military-affiliated students and staff, events around campus, resources, and upcoming events hosted by our office. If you would like to get on our mailing list, please email us at

Chapel Climb and Cords

Every semester, The Office of Student Veterans hosts a Tower Climb, allowing students to climb to the top of the famous Duke Chapel to experience a different view of campus and the landscape of Durham. After the climb concludes. the Office hands out cords to those who are graduating that semester. For students who are distance-learning, the Office will mail cords out to those who request them the month prior to graduation.

OSV Cords