First-Year Residential Experience
Welcome home to East Campus and Duke’s First-Year Experience!
All first-year Duke undergraduates live together on historic East Campus, a residential approach that fosters a close-knit community. You may arrive not knowing anyone, but you will quickly meet classmates and start building friendships that will grow throughout your time at Duke and beyond.
The First-Year experience introduces you to the Duke focus of growing and learning in both formal and impromptu situations from peers as well as professors. You’ll meet people from diverse backgrounds and explore new interests and possibilities. From your home on East Campus, you’ll quickly discover Durham’s restaurants, shops and arts destinations that begin on the neighboring blocks, and you’ll explore the rest of Duke, which is an easy walk, bike or bus ride away along Campus Drive.