The Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU), only twenty minutes from Duke University, services the following airlines:

  • Alaska
  • Allegiant
  • Air Canada
  • American Airlines
  • Delta
  • Frontier
  • jetBlue Airways
  • Southwest
  • United


DUMUNC will be held in the Durham Convention Center, adjacent to the Durham Marriott City Center Hotel. Conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Durham, the Marriott is located within walking distance of a wide variety of shops and restaurants, and is only a short distance from Duke’s main campus.

The Marriott Hotel is located off of the Durham Freeway Route 147, only 25 minutes from the Raleigh/Durham International Airport. The hotel is easily accessibly by car, bus, and train.

Please see the register page for information about booking lodging with area hotels under the special DUMUNC group rate.

Durham Marriott City Center

201 Foster Street

Durham, NC 27701

(919) 768-6000

(888) 236-2427

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Bylaws & Policies

Please carefully read the following bylayws and policies. These terms and policies are non-negotiable, and their enforcement is at the discretion of the DUMUNC Secretariat and Duke University. Advisors, delegates, or delegations found in violation of any of these terms and policies will be immediately asked to leave the conference. Any questions about these terms and policies should be brought to the attention of the Secretary-General, who can be reached at dumuncsecgen@gmail.com.

Please note that “conference center” refers to the Durham Convention Center facilities, NOT the Durham Marriott City Center. We are not responsible for any delegates, delegations, advisors, events, or actions outside of the doors of the conference center (i.e. in the hotel).

Preference Policies

You will receive an email from the Secretary-General within the next couple of weeks asking for a complete delegation manifest and committee and country preferences. Please do not reach out to Duke University Events for preference questions. All preference questions should be directed to dumuncsecgen@gmail.com.

School Policies

Only delegations representing an established school are permitted to register for DUMUNC. This is a change from last year. Independent delegations are not permitted to register for the conference due to legal and safety concerns regarding minors. Please reach out to the Secretary-General as soon as possible should you have any concerns about this policy.

Advisor Policies

  • No advisor or chaperone may be under the age of 21.
  • Each delegation is required to have a minimum of two advisors. Each delegation is required to have a minimum of two advisors. No exceptions.
  • No delegate or delegation is permitted to enter the conference center without at least one advisor. This includes all committee sessions, break sessions, and social events, INCLUDING THE DELEGATE DANCE. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY. Any delegate or delegation found to be in violation of this policy will be asked to immediately leave the conference center until an advisor is present in the building. Repeated violations of this policy will result in dismissal from the conference due to legal and safety concerns regarding minors.
  • No advisor or delegate will be allowed to enter the conference center without their nametag, issued to each participant upon registration on the first day of the conference.

Inclement Weather Policies

  • The entire conference will be cancelled in the event that an inclement weather or other major event prompts the closure of Duke University. Closure of Duke University is at the discretion of the school administration—DUMUNC staff and the Duke International Relations Association have no authority on the matter. In the event of a conference cancellation, all advisors will be promptly notified via email as soon as possible. Importantly, cancellation of the conference does not necessarily mean that the Durham Marriott City Center will close. Please check with the hotel administration to verify your lodging accommodations and process refunds where applicable.
  • In the event of conference closure before the beginning of Opening Ceremonies on February 16, 2018, all delegations will be fully refunded all delegate and school fees. We will not reimburse for lost costs associated with travel or accommodations.

Other Policies

  • While in the conference center, all advisors and delegates are subject to all regional and federal laws of North Carolina and the United States of America. Furthermore, all advisors and delegates will be subject to all Duke University rules and regulations. Violation of any law or Duke University regulation will be handled by the administration of Duke University, no exceptions.

Code of Conduct

General Code of Conduct

Any suspected violation of North Carolina and federal law will be referred to the proper authority for investigation and adjudication. These violations include, but are not limited to:

  • Throwing objects out of hotel windows
  • Propping open room doors and other doors that fire safety regulations require to be closed o Burning of incense, candles, or other substances on hotel property
  • Misuse of the fire extinguishers and alarms on hotel property
  • Any kind of discriminatory conduct
  • Sexual harassment
  • Theft
  • Verbal and physical assault
  • Use of any object in a dangerous manner
  • Possession of any weapon, flammable device, or other dangerous object
  • Possession, purchase, sale or consumption of any illegal substance by participants
  • Excessive noise in the hotel hallways is forbidden.
  • Delegates will not consume alcoholic beverages during the conference.
  • Delegates will not disturb other hotel guests.
  • Any violation of the guest code of conduct for the hotel will be referred to Marriott staff for investigation and adjudication.
  • Delegates are liable for any damages to Marriott or Conference property.

Committee Code of Conduct

  • Western Business Attire is required for all committee sessions; exceptions may only be granted by the Secretary General and Committee Chairs.
  • All delegates must attend all committee sessions. Committee Chairs must be notified in advance of delegate absences.
  • Delegates must arrive to committee sessions on time.
  • Delegates will be respectful to fellow delegates and staff during committee session. Excessive noise and/or any activities that disrupt the flow of committee will not be tolerated.

Internet & Latop Policies

  • Delegates are permitted to use laptops in the guest rooms, lobby, and hallways, or at any time when committees are not in session.
  • Unless permitted by a Committee Chair, laptop use is not permitted in committee rooms while committees are in session.

Lost & Stolen Items Policies

  • Delegates are responsible for all personal belongings, including but not limited to: laptops, digital cameras, cell phones, wallets, and iPods.
  • To avoid theft, please do not leave any personal belongings unattended.