First-Year Students

  • 9/18 Marketplace Event

    Join us for an extraordinary culinary event where we will showcase historically subnatured foods from Senegal & the Carolina Low Country including various delicacies, stinky-good cheeses & Cafe Insectica, where a variety of foods include insects as the main ingredient!

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  • Passport To Penn Pavilion

    Passport to Penn is back! Pick up your FREE passport at Penn beginning 9/1, purchase an entree from each venue, receive a stamp and turn in your completed passport by 9/30 to be eligible for the drawing!

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  • Cafe Edens

    Cafe Edens (formerly known as Pitchfork Provisions) is now open at McClendon Tower! New name, new look, same great menu!

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  • Hand-Dipped Ice Cream!

    Penn Pavilion is now serving hand-dipped ice cream, shakes and sundaes! Check out the menu:

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  • Congratulations Duke Dining!

    Duke Dining has been ranked 9th out of 2000 colleges & universities for "Best Colleges for Food in America 2014," by The Daily Meal!

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Have You Heard?

Sep 15, 2014

As a junior I thought I was prepared for the upcoming school year, especially in my role as a second year RA on East Campus. I expected my life to be relatively similar to my sophomore year in Bell Tower, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the changes that have come with a new RA team in Blackwell this year. Not only do I have 34 new freshmen in my hallway, but I also have five new RA’s who have become my residence life family.

Even as an RA, I sometimes feel slightly out of place being an upperclassman on a freshman campus. It’s hard to maintain relationships with the people in my own class because I live far away, and sometimes it’s difficult to be close friends with freshmen because they view RA’s as an authority. But that’s why it’s important to have a few RA friends who are in the same situation. Facing the same challenges brings us closer together, and when the RA team is strong, the overall community of the dorm is stronger, too.

Aug 30, 2014

The Student Health Center will be closed on Monday, 9/1, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

We will re-open with normal operating hours on Tuesday, 9/2, at 8:30am.

For after-hours care and nurse advice, please call 919-681-9355.