Housing & Residence Life

Housing Information

2020-2021 Academic Year Housing Updates

As Housing and Residence Life prepares for the 2020-2021 Duke House process, we wanted to make you aware of changes may impact your decision making. Additional Duke House information will be shared each day next week with details on the Housing and Residence Life website.

First-Year house linking will now be automatic

House linking was created for first-year students whose first priority was continuing to live with their first-year community, rather than a house location. This year, instead of having to opt in to this process, all first-year students will be automatically assigned to their respective house link on their housing application. If you do not wish to participate you will need to select the New-to-House option on your application.

Two new living-learning communities (LLCs) will be added

Living-Learning Communities are intentionally designed communities that incorporate the residential component of the college experience along with other academic and social pursuits. We are pleased to welcome the Spire and Mitchell-Wright House LLCs as housing options for the fall 2020 semester. More information about these new LLCs is being developed and can be found on our website.

300 Swift rates will change

After two years of adjustment while 300 Swift housed students displaced by the Crowell and Craven renovations, the rates for 300 Swift will be returning to the appropriate/market rate structure for the fall 2020 semester. This rate structure takes into the account the varying amenities available in all housing styles offered at Duke – for example, at 300 Swift, students enjoy apartment-style living with additional amenities that are not available for students on West Campus. The proposed rates are:

Apt. Type

Proposed Semester Rate

Proposed AY Rate

Apt. Shared Bedroom



Apt. Private Bedroom



Additional information will be shared with students via email in preparation for the Duke House and room selection processes, which will begin in early February 2020. All information can also be found on the Housing and Residence Life website.