Directions

SMIF is located in the Fitzpatrick Building of the Fitzpatrick CIEMAS on Duke University’s West Campus.  The entrance to the facility is on the first floor of the west wing of this building.  Parking instructions and driving directions to SMIF are given below. An interactive map of the Duke University campus can be found at map.duke.edu.

Parking for SMIF

The most convenient visitor parking location for visiting SMIF is the Bryan Center Parking Garage (Parking Garage IV) located off Science Drive and beside the Bryan Center.  However, occassionally this lot is full due to events being held on campus.  In the event that the Bryan Center Parking Garage is full, alternative visitor parking may be available in the following locations: (see above map locations indicated by the letter P)

  • Science Drive visitor lot (on Science Drive)
  • Research Drive Parking Deck (enter from the Duke Eye Center Entrance off of Erwin Road)
  • Duke Gardens lot (off of Anderson Street)
  • Parking Garage I (Duke Hospital South off of Trent Drive)

Visitors that park in any of  these locations have the choice of paying the hourly rate for parking at the parking garage, or you may pick up a daily parking coupon in the SMIF office.  The charge for these coupons will be added to your user account (depending on which lot is chosen).

Walking Directions from the Bryan Center Parking Garage

  • Walk down Science Drive past the traffic circle at the end
  • Continue down the sidewalk past the Fitzpatrick (CIEMAS) sign on your right
  • Enter Fitzpatrick at the first door on your right past the sign
  • Once inside the building enter SMiF labs via the first door on your right

Driving Directions 

From RDU Airport, Raleigh and Points East
  • Via I-40 West: Exit onto the Durham Freeway (N.C. 147).
  • Take Durham Freeway to Fulton Street exit (#15B).
  • Turn left onto Fulton Street, take to end at Erwin Road.
  • For the Bryan Center parking deck:
    • Turn right onto Erwin Road.
    • At the 3rd traffic light take a left onto Towerview
    • Take a left at the 2nd road onto Science Drive
    • Parking garage (PGIV) entrance is at the last right before the traffic circle
From Chapel Hill

Note to visitors from UNC-Chapel Hill: Instead of driving to Duke University, you may want to consider taking the Robertson Scholars Bus that operates on a regular schedule during the fall and spring semesters between the Morehead Planetarium on the UNC Campus and the Chapel Circle on the Duke Campus. For a bus schedule and more information, visit The Robertson Express Bus Website

  • Via U.S. 15-501: North. Take 15-501 N. marked Duke Univ. /Med Ctr. Do not take 15-501 Business.
  • Take N.C. 751 exit (#107) marked Duke. Univ. West Campus.
  • Turn right onto N.C. 751, make the next left turn onto Erwin Road.
  • For the Bryan Center parking deck:
    • Take a right at the next traffic light onto Towerview
    • Take a left at the 2nd road onto Science Drive
    • Parking garage (PGIV) entrance is at the last right before the traffic circle
From Greensboro and Points West
  • Via 1-85 North: Exit onto N.C. 147 (Durham Freeway).
  • Take first exit off Durham Freeway onto 15-501 S. toward Chapel Hill
  • Stay in right lane, and take second exit (#107) to N.C. 751.
  • Turn LEFT onto N.C. 751 S., go under the highway, and take next left turn onto Erwin Road.
  • For the Bryan Center parking deck:
    • Take a right at the next traffic light onto Towerview
    • Take a left at the 2nd road onto Science Drive
    • Parking garage (PGIV) entrance is at the last right before the traffic circle
From Richmond and Points North
  • Via I-85 South: In Durham, take the left-lane exit (#174B) for US 15-501 S. Bypass - Duke University/Chapel Hill.
  • Continue on U.S. 15-501 to the fourth exit (#107) a right-lane exit for N.C. 751.
  • Turn LEFT onto N.C. 751 S., go under the highway, and take next left turn onto Erwin Road.
  • For the Bryan Center parking deck:
    • Take a right at the next traffic light onto Towerview
    • Take a left at the 2nd road onto Science Drive
    • Parking garage (PGIV) entrance is at the last right before the traffic circle