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Friday, April 1, 2022

Dear Duke students, 

We are so excited to cheer on our Blue Devils this weekend as Men's Basketball faces UNC in a historic Final Four matchup! There is so much happening on campus in the coming days. Find all the details below, and we look forward to celebrating responsibly with you as we cheer on our Blue Devils together. 

Let’s Go Duke! 

Duke Athletics & Student Affairs

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Before the game 

Join DSG before the big game for a Party on the Quad! Head to Clocktower/Craven Quad from 3:30-7:30 p.m. this Saturday. There will be free food and a DJ. Event is BYOB—meaning each person aged 21 or over can bring six canned beverages less than 5% alcohol by volume.
A graphic for the NCAA 2022 Men's Final Four New Orleans Watch Party, with more details repeated below.

Watch Party in Cameron

Join us in Cameron to watch Duke Men's Basketball take on UNC in the Final Four! Doors open at 5 for all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. See important details below from Duke Athletics, and we hope to see you there! 


  • Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional students with valid Duke Card


  • Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
  • Game 1 begins at 6:09 p.m. – Villanova vs. Kansas
  • Game 2 begins at 8:49 p.m. – UNC vs. Duke


  • All students (graduate/professional and undergraduates) should enter Cameron from the North Side (K-Ville Side)
  • All students entering Cameron will be subject to screening
  • Duke Card is required for validation before entry will be permitted
  • No re-entry will be permitted, so once you gain access you must stay for duration of event or depart and not return
  • Cameron basketball game day policies and procedures with regard to prohibited items will be in place with the exception of a slight change to the bag policy (bags the size of a fanny pack or smaller will be permitted but are subject to screening - bag must stay attached to the person bringing it in at all times)
  • Upon entry to Cameron, students must choose to stand on floor or sit upstairs (students on floor will be provided a wristband to allow access in/out of the floor for concessions and use of restrooms)
  • Entry will be cut off to floor and upper sitting bowl when Cameron reaches capacity (once capacity is reached, no additional entry will be permitted even with departures)

Requesting Accommodations:

  • Students needing disability accommodations for the Watch Party should contact Tony Galiani (tony.galiani@duke.edu)

Food and Beverage:

  • Concessions will be available for purchase at all Cameron concession stands
  • Beer and seltzer will be available for purchase for those 21 and over
  • Alcohol purchase limit is 1 per transaction and ID must be presented at point of sale
  • $10 concession vouchers will be distributed to students upon entry to Cameron, up to 3,500 students (valid only for non-alcohol food/beverage products)
  • We will be giving out $10 concession vouchers to graduate/professional upon entry to Cameron for up to 2500 students (valid only for non-alcohol food/beverage products)
  • No outside food or beverage is permitted

After the game

If Duke is victorious (fingers crossed!), stay in Cameron for a Post-Game Celebration! Enjoy the beats of DJ J Blaze and Duke Basketball highlights on the big screen from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Food and beverage will be available for purchase during this time (please note that alcohol sales will end at 12:30 a.m.). Duke buses will run until 2 a.m. to get you where you need to go safely! 

A graphic with the Final Four logo and text of Duke University's bonfire policy.
Bonfire Policy Reminder
Regardless of a win or loss against UNC in the Final Four game, there will not be a bonfire celebration on Saturday, April 2. A bonfire celebration will only occur on Monday, April 4, in the event of a Duke victory in the National Championship game, safe weather conditions, and an approved permit from the Durham Fire Marshal.