FAQ

FAQS

Q: WHAT IS WEST UNION?

A: West Union is the center of community and activity on campus for students, faculty, staff, groups and organizations. This is where you’ll always find friends, discover new experiences, and create memories that last a lifetime.

Q: WHEN WILL WEST UNION BE OPEN FOR USE?

A: West Union’s grand opening event is on September 2nd, 2016. However, sections and vendors of West Union will be opening over the summer.

Q: ISN’T WEST UNION A DINING HALL?

A: West Union will feature 13 unique restaurants with hundreds of meal possibilities in one convenient location at the heart of the campus center. But it’s much more than a dining hall. West Union features areas for live entertainment, meeting rooms for organizations, lounges for relaxing, and space to simply hang out. Whether you have a large group or it’s just you, there’s plenty to experience at West Union.

Q: WHAT ELSE CAN I DO AT WEST UNION?

A: Inside West Union, you can expand your horizons with live performances, exchange ideas at social gatherings, drive cultural change at organization meetings, create house traditions, or develop cooking skills that will last a lifetime. But, ultimately, it’s your space to use and experience how you want. Check it out and see how you can make the space your own.

Q: HOW DO I RESERVE A ROOM?

A: Reserve West Union spaces here.

Q: CAN I TAKE FOOD INTO THE MEETING SPACES?

A: West Union is wide open, with no boundaries restricting where you gather, when you use the space, or where you eat. Take your food anywhere in the building or even outside to the plaza.

Q: HOW LATE IS WEST UNION OPEN?

A: West Union is accessible to Duke students and the University community 24/7, with plenty of spaces for late nights or very early mornings. However, each restaurant decides its own hours of operation.

Q: WHAT KIND OF FOOD CAN I GET AT WEST UNION?

A: West Union serves a wide range of global, regional, local and specialty dishes, with meals crafted from authentic recipes and real ingredients. You can even watch as your food is carefully crafted right in front of you.

Q: WILL MY MEAL PLAN WORK AT WEST UNION?

A: Yes. At West Union, you can pay with your meal plan, your FLEX points, cash or debit.

Q: WHAT IF I HAVE FOOD ALLERGIES OR SPECIAL DIETARY RESTRICTIONS?

A: Meeting the dietary needs of the Duke community is a priority, which is why West Union will offer a wide range of allergen friendly, vegan and vegetarian choices.

Q: WHAT IS CHEF’S KITCHEN?

A: Chef’s Kitchen is an incredible teaching kitchen and flexible classroom space that will feature guest chefs, cooking classes, and pop-up restaurants. You never know when a celebrity chef might host an event or a specialty restaurant will appear serving your favorite dish. Check it out!

Q: CAN I ADVERTISE MY GROUP OR EVENT OR CAMPAIGN HERE?

A: Yes you can. Feel free to utilize any of the community corkboards or reserve space for setting up a presentation table inside any of the many walk-ways. Reserve your space at [LINK]

Q: WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS WHILE I’M IN THE BUILDING?

A: Please visit our Guest Services desk located on the first floor of West Union, near the west entrance.