Housing & Residence Life

TAC Program


The Transfer Advisory Counselor (TAC) program

Transfer Orientation

The Transfer Advisory Counselor (TAC) program provides all incoming transfer students with an upperclass peer mentor. The TAC is your personal guide to life at Duke, from an expert who has recently experienced it! The transfer advisory program helps incoming transfer students adjust to life at Duke. Upon arrival, you will be invited to a catered dinner where TACs will be waiting to greet you. You will have a chance to meet your fellow transfers as well as receive a welcome from the Duke administration. During the week of orientation, the TACs will have specially planned events so transfer students can get to know Duke, Durham and each other. Past events include bowling, campus tours, and a night out on the town exploring Durham. Transfer orientation is fun and informative, without having the feel of freshman year all over again.

The transfer experience does not end after orientation. Throughout the academic year there are events and get togethers of all sizes. The TACs aim to be both friends and mentors throughout the year and beyond. It is a great time to transfer to Duke and enjoy all the new opportunities and experiences our university has to offer!

Should you have any questions regarding the program or your particular TAC, please do not hesitate to contact the TAC Program advisor, Casey Terrell, via email at casey.terrell@duke.edu.


How to Apply: Prospective TACs

  • The 2019 TAC Application will be available Spring 2019.