Campout Forms and Policies

Eligibility to purchase tickets is determined via the Duke Basketball CampoutOnly full-time Duke University graduate and professional students or students who have paid the student activity fees as of September 4, 2015 at 5pm EST are eligible to participate in Campout and the ticket card lottery. Campout for the 2015-2016 Duke Men's Basketball season will be held starting at on Friday, October 9, 2015 and run through Sunday, October 11, 2015.

The rules are simple: make it through the weekend without missing two attendance checks and your name is entered in a lottery. Lottery winners are then drawn and each of these lucky individuals is eligible to buy one of the 725 graduate and professional season tickets. But Campout isn’t just about basketball tickets. With around 2,500 students representing nearly every program and department at the University in attendance, this is also the premier graduate and professional student social event of the year. Campout is an excellent opportunity to bond with your students in your own program and make friends in other programs.

Campout will be held in the Blue Zone parking lot on Wannamaker Dr. near Duke University Rd. There is space at this location for students to set up tents or park trucks and RVs for the weekend. Students commonly form Campout groups to share the planning, lodging, expenses, and the tickets won by group members. In addition, the Basketball Committee will coordinate numerous community service opportunities that campers may take part in on the morning of Saturday, October 10, 2015.

In order to participate in Campout, you must register between 5:00PM  on Monday, September 14, 2015, and 5:00PM on Monday, September 28, 2015. To register, click on the "Register for Campout" link to the left.

If you have a conflict with Campout, you may still qualify for the ticket lottery by applying for and receiving an Exemption. All those wishing to apply for an Exemption from any portion of the Campout period must complete an Exemption request no later than 5:00PM on Monday September 28, 2015 AND complete the online Campout Registration process as described above. The Basketball Committee will notify students prior to Campout as to whether their Exemption request was granted. Please see the "Exemptions Instructions and Form" link to the left for details.

Please read the 2015 Campout Policy and 2015 Basketball Season Ticket Policy, located on our website for the requirements, rules, and regulations regarding Campout and season tickets.

Want to get involved? Each year, Campout requires a great deal of planning. Any interested graduate or professional student is welcome and encouraged to join the Basketball Committee! The Committee is a large and active group, and a great way for you to get involved in the Duke community. Much of the planning is already underway, so sign up today! Details can be found on our website.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the 2015-2016 Basketball Committee Chairs, Quinten Hall Lochmann van Bennekom and Ralph Michael Peace at

The complete policy can be downloaded as a pdf from this page. Please click on the link below for the most recent version.