Duke University Union currently consists of 13 committees, planning everything from concerts to laser tag to film screenings and providing resources such as music recording facilities and student film production funding & support. If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact the committee chair(s). Chair contact information can be found on the About Us page.
Annual Events plans some of Duke’s favorite yearly traditions such as Scav Hunt in the fall and Duke Royale, a themed cocktail party, in the spring. Some recent additions to Annual Events’ programming include Oktoberfest, a German cultural celebration, and Quest, a campus wide brain teaser. The events they plan are open to all students and some are open to all DukeCard holders as well. The committee meets on Wednesdays at 7pm in the DUU office and any student can join! If you have any questions please email Christina Oliver at email@example.com.
Campus concerts brings concerts to campus in both spring and fall. Previous artists have included Krewella, Cherub, Kygo and Bowling for Soup. The committee is open to any student who has a passion for music and organizing concerts. Events are open to all students, though some events are ticketed. Contact Harli Grant with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coffeehouse has been a Duke staple since 1981. We’re open 6pm-2am every night of the school year and located at 108 Epworth Lane on East Campus. We have several shows each week and can host public events such as CD release and listening parties. Alcohol is BYOB for those over 21, but no common source containers are permitted. For more information, check out the newly updated www.dukecoffeehouse.org!
Duke Student Broadcasting
DSB is a student multimedia organization that encompasses everything from television to online media. It provides up-to-date, interactive coverage about the Duke community, serving every interest from FroshLife to the Cameron Crazies. DSB not only reports on the most recent news, sports, and entertainment, but also has multiple weekly shows such as What’s The Word and In Other News. They also offer six free movies on their website available for streaming every month. Any student is invited to join the committee and no prior experience is required. You can check out all of their content on http://www.dukestudentbroadcasting.com/ or check out their YouTube channel!
Freewater Presentations screens films free to students and the public in Griffith Theater, located on the second floor of the Bryan Center, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Showing everything from new releases and independent films to Disney classics and singalongs, Freewater is proud to entertain Duke and Durham.
Freewater Presentations also employs student projectionists and concession stand coordinators. If you’re interested in joining the committee and choosing the movie lineup for next year or becoming a projectionist/coordinator, come to a meeting on Sundays at 5pm in the DUU Office (located in the lower level of the Bryan Center in the back of the UCAE office). If you have any questions contact Nicole Gagnon at email@example.com.
Freewater Productions creates award-winning films which have been featured at the American Film Institute in Dallas and even been nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary (Feature). Any student is invited to join the committee and no prior experience is necessary. If you have a script that you’d like to produce, Freewater provides professional equipment, peers filmmakers for collaboration, and possibly even grants to help you complete your project. For more information or to get involved please contact King Lu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Innovations brings the fun with brand-new events every year that showcase just how “innovative” the committee can be! Previous events have included Winterfest and Silent Disco. The committee is open to any student and meets on Sundays at 4pm in the DUU office (located in the lower level of the Bryan Center in the back of the UCAE office). We are always looking for new members, so bring your friends and your bold ideas! For more information contact Chidinma Nnoromele at email@example.com.
Jazz@ provides live jazz concerts and jazz-related events across campus throughout the year. Our regular programming consists of live Jazz and free snacks at The Mary Lou Williams center (in Flowers, right next to Page) most Wednesday nights. We also do plenty of other classic events such as our popular live Jazz and Swing Dancing lessons in the Duke Gardens and Jazz brunches at venues across campus (Marketplace, Nasher, and more). Jazz@ events are open to DukeCard holders and their guests, so feel free to bring a friend! If you’re interested in joining the committee, contact Suyash Kumar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Last Day Of Classes, as every Duke student can attest to, is the ultimate Duke experience. Every year, students wait with bated breath for the artist lineup, and every year, on LDOC, students from every corner of the university gather on the Main Quad for the concerts. Recently, artists have included Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, and Kendrick Lamar. LDOC is open only to students and if you are interested in volunteering on the day of or have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Small Town Records
Small Town Records is Duke’s student-run recording label. Using professional-grade equipment, we have produced talented artists such as Mike Posner, Ian and Eric Holljes of Delta Rae, and our other signed artists. The label holds a label audition show each fall to give Duke artists a chance to take their music career to the next level. If signed to Small Town Records, an artist gets full access to our studio, music and marketing teams. If you’re interested in joining, please visit our website (www.smalltownrecords.org) where you can contact us, learn about our artists, and find out more about our meeting times and events!
Speakers and Stage
Speakers & Stage seeks to present high quality professional touring productions of drama, comedy, speakers, and musical entertainment. Last year’s shows included Captain Phillips and journalist Carl Bernstein. The committee is open to all students and meets at 8pm on Mondays in the DUU office. Events are usually open to the public with a pre-sale open to Duke students only. Some events are free and others charge a small fee. Check out the DUU blast for details on each event! If you have questions or would like to join the committee, please email Ezgi Ustundag at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VisArts promotes creative expression and artistic innovation on campus. We curate and install exciting exhibitions in the Brown Gallery (conveniently located in the Bryan Center), stock the Hue Art Studios in the Arts Annex, and organize creative programming, such as monthly workshops with professional artists and “Art for All” events. If you are artistically inclined in any way, come join us! Contact Justin Sandulli us at email@example.com and visit us at www.duuvisarts.org!
WXDU, Duke’s very own college radio station, provides progressive alternative radio programming to both students and the local community. Check it out at 88.7 FM, or stream it at wxdu.org! WXDU also sponsors shows throughout the semester; more information on these can be found on the calendar at duuke.org, the DUU blast, and on our facebook page.
If you’re interested in becoming a DJ (WXDU also welcomes non-musical programming ideas like news and sports shows), training takes place at the beginning of each semester. Contact General Manager Sharrin Manor at firstname.lastname@example.org.