2021 Welcome Letter To Parents


Hello Parents,

Welcome to the Duke family we are incredibly excited for the incoming Class of 2021! Each year we are thrilled to welcome your sons and daughters to Duke University, their energy and passion inspires our community.

Beginning my fourteenth year at Duke, I serve as the Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director for Parent & Family Programs. I am truly honored to serve the Duke community in this capacity. Within my position I oversee our parent and family programs, on-call management and response team, off-campus student outreach and communications, and student veteran support among other responsibilities.

The staff in Parent & Family Programs is here to provide support and services to all parents and families. Office goals to support our Duke families include opportunities for you to Learn, Engage, and Connect with the University. These goals are accomplished by providing comprehensive programming, communication, advocacy, and peer-to-peer outreach.

An example of the resources we offer includes the DukeParents Newsletter, which is distributed electronically each month throughout the academic year and three-times during the summer to the parents/families of our entering class. We also sponsor social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), Orientation for families during Welcome Week, and live webinars. In addition, our office proudly hosts Family Weekend - please mark your calendars now for this event-filled weekend scheduled for October 20th – 22nd, 2017, registration information will be available August 1st at the following site: https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/parents/family-weekend. Throughout your students’ academic career, please let us know if we can help you in any way. We are happy to answer questions, provide assistance, and offer suggestions.

Feel free to reach out to our team at familyprograms@duke.edu or 919-684-2577. Thanks and go Duke!