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Winter Break 2023 Resources

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students walking and talking through the quad
Members of student a cappella groups The Pitchforks and Out of the Blue socialize before singing “Let it Snow” on the Abele Quad during a November evening.

Whether you’re staying on campus / in Durham over the winter break or headed elsewhere, remember there are still resources available to you, wherever you are.

What’s Open

On-campus service hours may be limited or modified throughout the break.

  • Be sure to check out Duke Dining‘s “What’s Open?” page for daily hours for each dining location on campus.
  • Student Health‘s offices will close on Wednesday, December 20 at 12:00pm and reopen Tuesday, January 2 at 8:00am.
    • All students will continue to have access to triage nurses while the physical office is closed by calling 919-681-9355.
  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) will be closed starting Thursday, December 21 and resume normal hours on Tuesday, January 2.
    • You can still call 919-660-1000, ext. 2, while CAPS is closed if you have an urgent concern about yourself or a student.
  • Rec & P.E. will have modified facility hours and closures over the course of winter break.
  • Duke Transit will be limited during break. Visit for modified schedules and when buses and vans will be unavailable.
  • Perkins, Bostock, and Lilly libraries will begin modified hours on Monday, December 18, and will be closed from Friday, December 22-Monday, January 1. Be sure to check the full hours page for modified hours in specific library spaces throughout the break:

Things To Do

You can always check the Duke Event Calendar and Discover Durham for ways to engage with the community in December. Here are some of our recommendations:

Well-being Strategies