Alumni Reunion Weekend Coming up April 12-13

The Nicholas School of the Environment is excited to welcome all alumni back to campus on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, 2024, for Reunion Weekend! Please register before Friday, April 5.

Activities will include a discussion with Dean Lori Bennear, the Master’s Projects Symposium, a Grainger Hall brunch crawl, where you’ll have the opportunity to discuss research with select faculty and, of course, lots of time to reconnect and network with fellow Nicholas School alumni. See a detailed agenda below.

Please be sure to make your hotel arrangements well in advance. We recommend staying at the brand-new AC Hotel Marriott Durham located on Erwin Road just a few blocks from Grainger Hall. Tell them you are with the Nicholas School for a discount!

Reunion Weekend Agenda

Friday, April 12

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for the Master’s Project Symposium to learn about the professional and academic
achievements of our
second-year MEM, MF, and
DEL-MEM students. Lunch will be provided.

5:30 – 7:00 pm
Hear from the Stanback Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment, Lori Bennear, and Toddi Steelman, the newly
appointed Vice President and Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability, about Duke’s Commitment to Sustainability and how our faculty and alumni are making an impact in the world.

7:00 – 8:30 pm
Stay for a casual dinner and drinks with Dean Bennear, Vice Provost Steelman, and fellow alumni.

Saturday, April 13

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for a Grainger Hall brunch crawl! Experience a walking, bite-sized breakfast along with creative cocktails and mocktails while touring Grainger Hall. Explore booths featuring Nicholas School students and faculty, showcasing diverse topics such as forestry, fisheries, human health and the environment, and COP28, among others.

3:00 – 5:00 pm
MEM/MBA and MF/MBA alumni are invited to join the current business joint-degree students for a picnic at the Bobby Ross Shelter in Duke Forest, hosted by the Duke MEM/MBA Club.