When I first received my health insurance card, I was so confused about the numbers and the terms on the back of the card. How much am I going to pay if I am seeing a doctor?
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. Donât worry, weâve got you covered.
Think of healthy eating as having three components, timing, balance and mindfulness.
1. Timing. Remember to eat regularly throughout the day; you canât expect to get through your busy days if you donât have energy (and food is energy!). A common mistake many students make is skipping meals or going too many hours without eating. If you have the First Year Board plan donât forget to eat a small meal or snack to keep you going between meals.
Hello! First, I would like to give you a warm welcome into the Duke community and congratulate you for making the best decision of your life by choosing to call Duke your home for the next few years.
Hi! My nameâs Brooke Beason and Iâm a rising sophomore from Alabama majoring in political science. Iâm super excited about being a part of the True Blue team this year. True Blue is something unique to Duke that supports freshmen through the transition to college life.
My 9th grade history teacher would tease me by calling me a âred-headed devilâ due to my energetic personality, and the fact that I have curly, red hair. â¦Plus, he had my brothers before me - you younger siblings out there know what I mean -, but I DIGRESS! Little did I know that three years later I would go from being a red-headed devil to a Blue Devil. Coincidence? Maybe. Fate? Yes! Just like it is fate that you all were chosen
What is college life? What is it really that defines the ground floor of the quintessential American college experience? After two years at Duke University, Iâm only just beginning to understand the answer to that question. Hereâs a head start: The answer is you. You are the one and only factor that will define what college life is to each and every person you tell about âthe good old daysâ when you attended one of the most prestigious institutions in the United States.
Greetings, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Duke Class of 2017! How are you feelingânervous, hopeful, invigorated? Breathe it all in! Let me introduce myself:
My name is Nancy Su, and I will be a junior this coming fall. I am pursuing a major in psychology, minor in biology, with an interest in health care.
Hello! My name is Grace Befort and I am sophomore, tentatively majoring in Public Policy with an Education minor and Children in Contemporary Society certificate. This summer I was lucky enough to participate in a domestic DukeEngage program in Charlotte, North Carolina, where I worked as a Freedom Schools Intern, teaching a group of ten 5-9 year-olds literacy. I loved my time in the program, but I cannot wait to return to Duke for another year.
As I just finished my freshman year, the wide array of feelings about starting college are still fresh in my mind. I was definitely excited to get to Duke, but also overwhelmed, nervous, lonely, and confused. We at True Blue want to help make your transition to Duke as easy as possible, and help you find balance during your first year.
"Keeping It Real"
Hailing from the streets of Compton, California, I realized early in life that I did not fit the preconceived, stereotypical image of the kid from the so-called âghettoâ. Although I was surrounded by a world of drugs and violence, I was not going to try to become something I was not. I would not let those disparities phase meâ¦ever. I went with my own flow.