Housing & Residence Life

Summer Housing 2021

Duke's summer 2021 academic opportunities will include a combination of credit-bearing in-person and remotely-delivered classes, as well as co-curricular and lab research programs. Students participating in either academic option are eligible for on-campus housing.

Summer Sessions I and II will include on-campus, in-person classes as well as remote offerings.

  • All undergraduate students participating in summer courses will be able to live in Duke campus housing.
  • Students participating in summer courses are eligible for on-campus housing and may apply via the housing portal.

Duke will offer expanded in-person and remote co-curricular programming, through existing and new programs currently in development.

  • For the first time, students participating in many Duke co-curricular programs—including summer internships, research, service, and civic engagement programs—will be eligible for Duke campus housing, based on availability.
  • For students who have been accepted into a summer 2021 co-curricular program or research lab, housing will be coordinated through Duke Conference and Events Services, not Duke Housing and Residence Life. Please check-in with your program lead on housing information and updates for your co-curricular program.

Summer School:

Students participating in summer courses are eligible for on-campus housing and may apply via the housing portal.

Summer Co-Curricular Programs:

For students who have been accepted into a summer 2021 co-curricular program or research lab, housing will be coordinated through Duke Conference and Events Services, not Duke Housing and Residence Life. Please check-in with your program lead on housing information and updates for your co-curricular program.

All students will be assigned single rooms and charged the standard single room rate of $50.45 per day.

Housing locations will be expanded for the summer to include options on East and West Campuses. Students will be housed in single rooms on East Campus in Bell Tower, Randolph, or Blackwell, or on West Campus in or Few and Keohane.

  • The cost of housing on campus is $50.45 per night.
  • Students living on campus will be required to have a meal plan.

All students living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan. Please note that indoor dining and dining capacities for summer will be based on current local, state, and University guidelines. There will be outdoor seating throughout the campus for students to utilize. More information can be found at the Duke Dining website.

Small Plan ‐ $725.00

  • 1 to 2 meals and/or snacks per day

Medium Plan ‐ $1,015.00

  • 2 meals and snacks per day

Large Plan ‐ $1,340.00

  • 3 meals and snacks per day

Off Campus ‐ $350.00

  • 1 meal or snacks per day

Extension housing is available for short-term in the following circumstances:

  • Seniors, international students, and students with extenuating circumstances who cannot meet the May 3 move-out date.
  • Students who need to stay in residence from May 3 - May 11 as they transition to summer programs/school.
  • Student-athletes in post-season play may stay in housing until Monday, May 31, or 24-hours after the season ends, whichever comes first.

Housing extension application will be available via the housing portal on April 1.

Blue Light:

Students with an HRL housing contract who reside in Blue Light are expected to move out by May 3 at noon. However, if you need to request a housing extension, you may do so using the extension application on the housing portal. Please be aware that you will be charged the daily rate for each day that you occupy the apartment after May 3, 2021. Duke is able to provide housing extensions through July 31, 2021. If you wish to remain in Blue Light after July 31, 2021 and have met Duke's residency requirement, you must work directly with the Blue Light property management team to make that request.