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Active people need engaging things to do. The Forest at Duke has endless options that deliver meaningful and memorable experiences.

The Forest was designed and built to encourage interpersonal interaction. Our spaces are open and filled with stimulating art and activity. It seems there is always something to do.

Consider some of the new additions and renovations. The airy, light-filled library and media center offers CDs, videos, audiobooks, games, books, magazines and newspapers. Enjoy the Taproot’s full bar, pool table, fireplace and game tables. Four newly-renovated dining rooms offer a taste for everyone’s palate.

Beyond this, The Forest has literally hundreds of options for learning, doing, sharing and teaching⁠—from woodworking and fitness, to hiking and biking, to guest lectures, art classes, and movie nights.


Gather your neighbors and cozy up by the fire for a friendly game of bridge or billiards. The Forest is full of comfortable nooks for socializing with your favorite people, just like this one in Taproot—our casual space for drinks, dining, and entertainment.