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The Division of Student Affairs is critically engaged in all aspects of students’ lives and collaborates with students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and many others in the delivery of key services and support to students and all whom the Division serves.

Student Affairs provides programs and services that support the optimal growth of Duke students, enhance their intellectual, social, cultural and physical development, and complement Duke’s academic excellence by providing opportunities for students to experience education and explore interests beyond the classroom.

Our programs address the whole of student life--intellectual, social, cultural, and physical--to provide the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed at Duke, and in life. We provide opportunities to lead, to engage diverse perspectives, to become good citizens, to embrace healthy lifestyles, to envision meaningful career paths, and much more.

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Summer Construction Projects to Begin on Campus

As the academic year comes to a close, some construction and renovation projects are underway and others will begin soon, temporarily impacting pedestrian and motorist traffic, as well as access to some buildings.

Work includes intense efforts like the restoration of Duke Chapel to summer-specific work that will improve service and experience at the 88-year-old East Union Marketplace, the hub of East Campus’ dining experience.

Here are current and upcoming projects and how they'll impact campus. To see locations of these projects, use the Duke Campus Map, which highlights construction spots across East, Central and West campuses.

All dates below are tentative, barring weather delays:

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Duke Common Experience

As we prepare to welcome the Class of 2019, the Duke Common Experience Committee (the group that is selecting our summer reading book) has been hard at work getting the list narrowed down to our selection. This year, the debate has left us with 6 books- one of which will be our summer reading text. Our top 6 are:

All the Light we Cannot See by: Anthony Doerr
Fun Home by: Alison Bechdel
It Happened on the Way to War by: Rye Barcott
Red by: John Logan
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics ad Religion by: Jonathan Haidt
The Shallows: What is the Internet Doing to our Brains by: Nicholas Carr

Information about each text can be found here:


Week's Top 5 Events & Deadlines from Duke Today Students

TUE 4/21 - Visible Thinking: A Showcase of Undergraduate Research
Come celebrate the achievements of undergrads in original scholarship and research! 11:30 AM to 2 PM in French Family Science Center.

TUE 4/21 - Jon Favreau, Words Matter: Storytelling with President Obama in the Age of Sound Bites
The President's former speechwriting director talks about significance of effective words in today's 24/7 news cycle and social media. 5:30-7:30 PM in Sanford Fleishman Commons.

WED 4/22 - Last Day of Classes (LDOC)
Festivities include #FreeFoodAtDuke, silent disco, movies, crafts, and more! Have fun and stay classy, Duke! Reading period is Thursday-Sunday.

FRI 4/24 - Biodiversity Days with E.O. Wilson
Wilson, one of the world's leading conservationists and Professor Emeritus at Harvard, talks in Reynolds at 7:30 PM. One in a series of events with renowned scientists, Thursday-Saturday.

SAT 4/25 - Midnight Breakfast on East and West
Fuel up on study snacks and giveaways at "Harry Potter" at the Marketplace & "Mystery at Midnight" at Penn Pavilion. Open 11 PM to 1 AM.

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