Shortly after the World Trade Center complex was completed, acrobat Philippe Petit tight-roped across the gap between the two buildings, a quarter mile above the New York City streets.
Midyear Grades Due!
Just a reminder that admitted students (both Early and Regular Decision) in the Class of 2017 need to submit MIDYEAR GRADE REPORTS by Feb. 15 (or as soon as first semester grades are available).
The form is available as part of the Common Application and must be filled out by your high school counselor.
AP, IB and Other Pre-Matriculation Credit
As you prepare to take Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or other pre-matriculation exams, please review the following information here.
Also, you can see a table of AP test scores and corresponding course credits at Duke here.
Blue Devil Days -- Save the Date Info
Registration doesn't open until late March, but if you want to make travel plans now, the 2013 programs for both Pratt and Trinity students will take place on:
- Mon. & Tues., Apr. 8-9 -- includes Spotlight on the Arts
- Thurs. & Fri. Apr. 18-19
- Sun. & Mon. Apr. 21-22
Other Dates You've Asked About:
- Tues., Aug. 20 – Orientation begins for new students
- Mon., Aug. 26 – Fall semester classes begin
- Mon., Sept. 2 – Labor Day; classes in session
Other Useful Links:
Life on East is different. These people are strange! They do crazy things like park in front of the building they work at. Boy, they are missing out on the half-mile hike some of us would take to the office back on West to the Bryan Center. I moved into the Duke Student Wellness Center (or DUWELL, for short.) in the Crowell Building on East Campus where I occupy the temporary satellite location that we’ve come to call CMA East. It is an interesting change. I work right alongside Tom Szigethy who is the Director of DUWELL along with Michelle Johnson, Maralis Mercado, Brittany O’Malley, and Dan Perry, the newest member of the DUWELL family.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009:
Today is the day of all days. Today is the day I find out if I got accepted into Duke University. What a rush! It is 8 a.m., and I run to my computer. As I open my email, I see that I have ONE message in my inbox: the senderâDUKE UNIVERSITY. Should I open it? I was bombarded with a flux of emotions. I was torn between the possible excitement of being accepted and the potential disappointment of being rejected. But I HAD to check. Here goes nothing: click... YES!!!!!! The email read:
"Dear Stephanie Amador,
Congratulations! The Admissions Committee and I take great pleasure in offering you a place in the Duke University Class of 2013â¦"
My name is Jason and I am a rising junior who is a Neuroscience major and Chemistry minor, but have always had a passion for wellness and healthy living, especially in the Duke community. This fall, I will once again be a part of the True Blue cast, though I am currently in Beirut, Lebanon with DukeEngage accomplishing some great strides in tobacco regulation and smoking cessation in the Middle East. The city here is absolutely beautiful and the food is delicious! I encourage all of you to apply to DukeEngage in the future; it’s a very enlightening, challenging, and eye-opening experience.