New Students

  • 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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  • DukeCard Verification Code

    You must set your DukeCard Verification Code to use the CellAuthorize payment system for Merchants-on-Points & Food Truck purchases. To learn more about establishing your Verification Code and how to use the CellAuthorize system to use food or flex points to pay and tip for deliveries: 

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  • Americanah

    Class of 2018 Summer Reading.

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  • Class of 2018 Blue Book

    Videos, information, pdf versions, and more.

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Who We Are: 

WELCOME TO DUKE!  The Office of New Student Programs provides programs and resources to our new student populations that effectively transition incoming students to Duke by promoting intellectual curiosity and building community.  We provide part of the foundation of the undergraduate experience and serve as a resource and support network for new students. Please feel free to give us a call at 919-684-3511 - we would be happy to offer you our assistance, advice and support.

Have You Heard?

Aug 25, 2014

Welcome to Duke!

Whether you are a first year student away from home for the first time, or returning as an upperclassman and ready to explore your dining options on West, you might want some tips about how to eat well on campus. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Think of healthy eating as having three components, timing, balance and mindfulness.

Aug 21, 2014

Zoila Airall, Ph.D., is Assistant Vice President of Campus Life for Student Affairs. She gave these remarks during an evening session for parents of arriving first-year Duke students.

As many of you may be aware, we sent every member of this year’s incoming first-year class two on-line trainings--Alcohol Edu and Haven. Haven is higher education’s first compliance-based program for primary sexual assault prevention. We carefully monitored student participation this summer because it is important to us that each member of this class understand definitions of sexual misconduct, the effects of alcohol on relationships and the ethics of relationships.

We also sent the two trainings to all parents. I will not ask for a show of hands about how many of you actually took the training or how many of you who took the training engaged your son or daughter in a conversation on the topic of sexual misconduct. If you did, you receive a BLUE STAR, because at Duke we do everything in blue and not gold!
But if you did not, there is time before you leave to have a conversation with your son or daughter.

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