Travel to Site

a family arriving at duke tip crisis

Arrival and departure times, as well as the closest major airport to the program site, are listed below. Driving directions and campus information will be posted to your online account in May.


Duke University Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
Eckerd College Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Emory University Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
Southwestern University Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

Duke TIP does not allow unaccompanied student arrival or departure at CRISIS. The parent, guardian, or designee must arrive on campus with the student and check them in at registration and return to campus to check them out on departure day.

Arrival day

Please arrive on site between 1:30 and 3:45 p.m. on the first day of the program. A required parent orientation session will be hosted on campus by administrative and instructional staff beginning promptly at 4 p.m.

The students will remain in the residence hall with the Residential Counselors for a student orientation during this time.

Parents should plan to depart campus no later than 5 p.m. 

Departure day

Students will be ready to be checked-out of the program beginning at 3 p.m. Parents should not arrive on campus prior to 3 p.m., as students will be participating in closing activities in the classroom until 2:45 p.m.   

Students must be checked-out of the program at the residence hall between 3 and 4:30 p.m., and all students and parents should expect to be off campus no later than 5 p.m. Please make departure plans to accommodate this schedule.

All individuals who check-out a student must be on the approved list and will be required to show photo identification. Duke TIP does not provide transportation to and from the program site.

CRISIS is a residential summer program for fifth and sixth graders. Students assume the role of professionals and collaborate with their peers to solve a hypothetical community crisis