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First Big Week Schedule

 

First Big Week 2018 is an amazing collection of events and opportunities for you to engage, explore, and much more. Check out our full schedule below, and follow us on Facebook for updates and additional events.

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Share your experience with us using #DukeFBW18! Welcome to Duke!

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Parent and Family Programs

The transition to college is full of excitement, exploration, and challenges. Your student will face situations that they have never encountered before. How they react to those scenarios and how they face obstacles will help them to define who they are not only at Duke but also who they can be well after graduation.

Dorian Bolden of Beyu Blue Coffee
Dorian Bolden '02 will open Beyu Blue Coffee on Duke's campus in August.

Dorian Bolden, a 2002 Duke graduate and owner of downtown Durham's Beyu Caffè, will bring a special Blue Devil brand of Beyu to Duke's campus next month — Beyu Blue Coffee.  

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Diane Scro

Users should use Duke's VPN in order to connect to Duke resources when not on the Duke campus network. The Duke VPN provides a secure connection to Duke resources.  Multifactor authentication will be required to log in to the VPN.

 

1.  Select the finder icon in your dock

2.  Select applications -> select Cisco -> Double click Cisco AnyConnect Security Mobility Client

 

3.  The field below should state vpn.duke.edu or Duke VPN.  If it does not enter vpn.duke.edu and click "Connect"

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Jen Hubbard

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Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President for Administration and John Dailey, Chief of Police

Dear Duke Class of 2022 Parent,

We are excited to welcome you and your student to Duke.  The safety of your student is our highest priority. While you may feel both excited and anxious, we want to share some information that may help put your mind at ease. 

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Dave McDonald, Ph.D. and the Graduate Student Career Services Team
Duke Blue Devil

The Duke University Career Center is excited to welcome you to your master's program. We are looking forward to meeting you this academic year.
 
Many master's students are surprised to find that for a number of industries, such as consulting, finance, and tech, recruiting for internships begins early in the fall semester. Because this happens so soon after you arrive, we want to provide you with information and resources to help you prepare for your search before you arrive on campus.

Here are our top 6 suggestions for being prepared:

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Samuel Clay Adams

Hello Duke Parent and Family community,

Welcome to the Duke family we are incredibly excited for the incoming Class of 2022! 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 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.

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Larry Moneta, Vice President for Student Affairs

Hi parents and families! By the time you read this, I’ll have just completed my 45th year working in higher education, 17 as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Duke and the rest at five other universities. It’s impossible for me to recount all the changes that have transpired over these many years, especially since about half have been without the web, email and social media. But technological changes rank high among them as do the diversification and globalization of the student bodies and complexity of their needs. 

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Phoebe Kiburi

Can you please tell us a bit about yourself?

My name is Chelsea Liu, and I am a graduating senior. I come from Toronto, Canada where I moved with my mother when I was 9 years old. Prior to that, I lived in China with my parents.

Chelsea

How was your experience growing up?