Duke Policies


Duke University seeks to preserve a living and working environment supportive of behaviors that contribute to the physical health and well-being of all community members. Smoking any substance is not permitted in any university building, including residence halls and apartments. Examples of prohibited smoking devices include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and vaporizers.

Smoking is neither permitted within 10 feet of residential buildings, academic buildings, and dining facilities, nor anywhere on the campus of the Medical Center. Smoking is prohibited in specifically designated outdoor areas as determined by the manager of those spaces (e.g., the Plaza).

Note: Effective beginning July 1, 2020, Duke University will become smoke-free on all property and grounds owned and leased by Duke.

Last Updated: 08/24/2018 Policy Owner: Office of Student Conduct