Civil engineering students still learn a classic skill: surveying, which yields critical information about the terrain and helps engineers understand how to plan a construction project.
Celebrate and Look Forward
Duke University was established in 1924 when James B. Duke, through the Indenture of Trust, designated a gift that transformed Trinity College into a comprehensive research university. In 2024, Duke University launches a celebration of its centennial—a historic opportunity to recognize Duke’s extraordinary past, communicate the impact of the present and look toward the potential of Duke’s future.
“This is a moment of transformation for Duke, when we can see more clearly than ever before how we might lead in the century to come.
It’s also a moment of extraordinary continuity, as the seeds of our current and future excellence that were planted and cultivated throughout our university’s first hundred years come into bloom.”President Vincent E. Price
In 1924, Trinity College became Duke University. This year, we celebrate the 100 years since that historic moment and look forward to Duke’s second century.
“As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us
In the Centennial year, this ceremony will recognize individuals and teams who demonstrate the values that define and shape Duke.
Celebrate 100 years in style.