Housing & Residence Life

Upperclass Housing

From its very beginning, Duke University has placed the highest value on being a residential campus that fosters community and personal growth. We believe that the experience outside the classroom is a vital part of each student's education: an opportunity to build lifelong friendships, develop personal responsibility, and gain experience in leadership and self-government in a supportive environment.

Duke requires students to live on campus for three years. We generally have space to guarantee housing for the fourth year, should a student choose to remain on campus. We have two campuses for upperclass students: West and Central (closing for undergraduate housing at the conclusion of the spring 2019 semester). We also have 3 house types: independent, selective living groups (greek and non-greek), and living learning communities.