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The message is being sent to all Duke undergraduate students.

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Dear students, 
Lots of exciting things are on the horizon, with Spring Break fast approaching, warmer weather, and this weekend’s home Duke vs. UNC men’s basketball game—Coach K’s final time coaching in Cameron Indoor Stadium. We are writing to share important reminders related to Krzyzewskiville, this weekend’s game, and a potential bonfire. Please make sure to read and follow this guidance to ensure everyone can enjoy a safe and fun game-day experience!  

Before the Game: K-Ville Guidance 

  • K-Ville will be open to undergraduate students following the conclusion of ESPN College Game Day at 12:00 p.m. The K-Ville Carnival will start at 12:30 p.m. with a DJ, inflatables, yard games, and food and water for students.
  • Entry points to K-Ville will be staffed to limit access to undergraduate students only. Please have a DukeCard or Mobile DukeCard readily available to show staff to enter. Tenting wristbands are not required to enter K-Ville from 12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Entry points will actively monitor and enforce alcohol policies. Each student 21+ is permitted to bring a maximum of one six-pack of 12-oz cans of beer or seltzer. No wine or hard liquor is permitted. No glass bottles of any kind (alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages) are permitted. 


Attending the Game: K-Ville and Cameron Guidance 

  • Students are reminded that no bags are permitted in the student section during the game. Disposable bags are encouraged for any items being brought into K-Ville for pre-game. All bags should be returned to residence hall rooms or vehicles by 3:30 p.m. prior to line-up for entry.
  • Please note that Wilson Recreation Center will be closed all day on Saturday. Restrooms will be available in the IM Building, Card Gym, and portable restrooms in K-Ville.
  • Item check will be open at 3:30 p.m. Leaving personal items in K-Ville during the game is strongly discouraged and at the owner’s personal risk.
  • At 3:30 p.m., students without tenting wristbands will be asked to leave K-Ville so that tenters can line-up for entry. There will NOT be space inside Cameron for non-wristbanded students. Non-tenters can return to K-Ville at 6:00 p.m. to watch the game on an outdoor screen, which will be set-up in K-Ville. 
  • At 3:30 p.m., K-Ville residents with tenting wristbands will be asked to line up in tent order for entry into the game. Student doors will open at 4:00 p.m. 

After the Game: Bonfire Guidance 

  • In the event of a Duke Men’s Basketball win against UNC this Saturday, March 5th, Duke students may celebrate afterward with a bonfire in the designated area on West Campus at Abele Quad ONLY. 
  • Any other bonfire outside of the main one at the designated area on West Campus at Abele Quad is illegal and may be prosecutable. 
  • If Duke wins the game, AND we receive bonfire permit approval from the City of Durham, AND safe weather conditions allow, the bonfire celebration would begin around 8:15 p.m. with a burn-time of two hours. 
  • Duke University staff on scene will identify which benches have been approved for burning. 
  • As a reminder, burning unapproved items (residence hall furniture or pallets) and the use of bonfire accelerant is expressly prohibited.  

Celebrating Duke Basketball home victories and national championships with a bonfire is a beloved tradition. Please be sure to follow these safety guidelines to ensure the ability to maintain future bonfire permits. We look forward to celebrating safely with you.  

Go Duke! 
Duke Student Affairs 
Duke Athletics 

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