- Campus Life
- Career Center
- Case Management
- Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity
- Center for Multicultural Affairs
- Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
- Dean of Students
- Duke Dining
- Duke Student Wellness Center
- Fraternity & Sorority Life
- Housing, Dining & Residence Life (HDRL)
- International House (IHouse)
- Jewish Life at Duke
- Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture
- Muslim Life at Duke
- Office of the Vice President
- Parents & Families
- Resource Administration
- Student Conduct
- Student Health
- University Center Activities & Events
- Women's Center
Duke Summer Reading Program: Accepting Nominations!
The Duke Summer Reading Committee is now accepting nominations for the Class of 2018 summer reading. The Summer Reading Program is designed to give incoming students a shared intellectual experience with other members of their class. In addition to being readable, enjoyable and engaging, the Summer Reading selections must:
Enrich the intellectual life of students
Promote a shared/common experience among first-year students
Prompt stimulating debate and lively discussion outside of the classroom
Foster interaction between and among peers
Please submit your nominations here. Nominations will be taken through Tuesday, October 15th.
For more information about the program, read more.
* For Class of 2017 and International Students Only
The information provided here will guide you through the process of coming to Duke and how to get started in creating your Duke experience once you arrive.
First-year move-in application | Blue Devil Days | Quick Takes | Blue Book - Pratt | Blue Book - Trinity | Faculty Perspectives on Course Placement (Trinity) | First-Year Advisory Counselor (FAC) | Duke Insider
The six days prior to the start of classes each fall comprise Orientation Welcome Week. As the only official orientation program Duke has, the week is packed with events ranging from convocation to academic advising to social events on the quad. New student orientation for the Class of 2017 begins with move-in day on Tuesday, August 20.
*For Class of 2017 and Transfer Students Only
New Student Programs provides support and oversight to all but one of Duke’s pre-orientation programs, which currently consist of Projects BUILD, Search, Waves and WILD. Project BUILD is a one-week program where students engage in service to the Durham community. Project WILD is a two-week program where students travel to Pisgah National Forest and participate in a backcountry adventure. Project Waves is a one-week program where students participate in water activities at Duke’s marine lab in Beaufort, NC. Finally, Project Search – founded in 2009 – is a two-week program designed to provide research opportunities to students who have not had substantial lab experiences and/or science courses prior to admission.
Project Change is a pre-orientation program on ethical leadership and social change sponsored by The Kenan Institute for Ethics and the Duke University Women’s Center.
Summer Transition Series
The Duke Summer Transition Series is designed to assist in the pre-matriculation of all new students, parents, and families to Duke University and corresponding with the Blue Book timeline.
In addition to the information above for all new students, students arriving from outside the US can take advantage of numerous resources designed specifically for international student needs.
Note: If you are a member of Class of 2017 please also review the information above specific to your class.
We are glad that you have decided to join the Duke community. You now join the students from over 85 countries that have found a home here. Innovative, restless, and driven: these are qualities not confined by geography and describe every Duke student.
In addition to the information above for all new students, there are a few important resources specifically for students transfering to Duke from other schools.
The Transfer Orientation program is your key to a successful start as one of the newest members of our community. It was designed to introduce you to many of the academic and co-curricular opportunities that Duke has to offer!
A printed copy of all Transfer Orientation events will be provided Tuesday, August 20 at the welcome dinner. A copy of the schedule will be available in July.
Duke welcomes all of its incoming student veterans. We look forward to your arrival in the fall. Information to help with your arrival is available by visiting the Veterans Web page.
Parents' & Family Resources
While we encourage students to fully immerse themselves in our campus environment, we realize that parents continue to play an important role in their lives. Please access the Parents’ & Family Resources page for information on Parents’ & Family Orientation and additional resources for parents.
New Student Resources
The resources below are applicable to all new students joining the Duke community. The New Student communication process begins following you confirm your acceptance to Duke. You will receive a series of mailings and electronic communication to assist your transition to the university.
About Duke | Maps | Dining | Trinity | Pratt | Academic Resources & Calendars | Parking/Driving | Financial Aid | Driving Directions to Duke | Local Accommodations | Office of Information Technology | The Short List
Still have questions? Please contact the New Student Programs Office by email at email@example.com or phone at (919) 684-3511.