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SUSTAINABLE DUKE

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 11, 12-2 pm

Location: Zoom

Contact: Rebecca Hoeffler; rebecca.hoeffler@duke.edu  

Details: Start the new school year with sustainability in mind and join Sustainable Duke’s Program Coordinator Rebecca Hoeffler to learn about the efforts Duke is taking to combat the climate crisis. Learn how you play a key role in Duke’s Carbon Neutrality goal in 2024 and engage with the latest sustainability paradigms and projects to provide an innovative lens during your lessons this school year. Click here to join the session at any time between 12-2 pm on Wednesday, August 11th. Follow Sustainable Duke on Instagram and Facebook to learn more. 

 

DUKE LIBRARY TOUR

Dates & Time: Aug.17, 24-27 at 5pm

Details: Tours of Perkins/Bostock Libraries will be offered on Aug.17, 24, 25, 26, 27 at 5pm, registration link will be sent soon.

 

GRADUATE STUDENT RESOURCE FAIR

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 17, 12:30–2:00 p.m.

Location: Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium Concourse

 

WELCOME TO DUKE JUMU'AH

Date & Time: Friday August 20th at 1pm - 1:30pm

Location: Gilbert-Addoms Down Under

Details: Join the Center for Muslim Life at Duke for our weekly services to pray and socialize with CML staff & other Muslim students, staff & faculty. All are welcome!

 

BRIDGES CONNECTION AT DUKE

Dates: Friday August 20 and Saturday August 28

Location: TBD

Details: On Friday August 20 and Saturday August 28 we will host a game night for international students and visiting scholars. We are still working out the details of the events. The final details will be on our website by August 15 https://dukebridges.org/ email Danny with any questions dc279@duke.edu.

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Duke Student Health

Student Health is the primary source for a wide range of healthcare services for all Duke Students, many of which are covered by the student health fee. We are here to provide evidence-based, patient-centered health care to our campus community in a professional and compassionate manner that directly contributes to the student's well-being and overall success.

 

The services provided by Student Health include student health insurance, nutrition services, physical therapy, immunizations, and others.

Tel: 919-681-9355

 

Location: 2nd Floor of the Duke Student Wellness Center, 305 Towerview Drive

Duke Student Health – Student Health Insurance

All international students studying in the U.S. are required to maintain adequate medical insurance during their enrollment at Duke University. International students that will not be studying in the U.S will not be required to enroll in the student health insurance plan or pay the health fee. Contact insurance department if you have any questions regarding insurance requirements.  

Tel: 919-684-1000

Email: insurance@studentaffairs.duke.edu

Duke Student Health – Nutrition Services

Nutrition counseling is available to all currently enrolled Duke Students and is covered by your Student Health fee at no additional cost.

Franca Alphin: franca.alphin@duke.edu

Toni Apadula: toni.apadula@duke.edu

Duke Student Health – Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can help with pain anywhere in the body, including acute and chronic injuries, and with return to normal activities post-surgery. The PT visits will be billed to your Duke Student Health insurance as physical therapy services are not included in the Duke Student Health fee.

Tel: 919-681-3288

 

Rosalinda Canizares: rosalinda.canizares@duke.edu

 

Location: 3rd floor of the Student Wellness Center, 305 Towerview Drive

Duke Student Health – Immunizations

North Carolina State Law requires that all students entering college present a certificate of immunization that documents that the student has received all immunizations required by law. You must comply with North Carolina laws and Duke requirements.

Tel: 919-681-9355

Email: immunizations@duke.edu

Duke Student Wellness Center (DuWell)

DuWell is dedicated to fostering a living/learning environment on campus that encourages the full development of the individual as an engaged member of the community.

Tel: 919-681-8421

Email: duwell@studentaffairs.duke.edu

 

Location: 1st Floor of the

Student Wellness Center, 305 Towerview Drive

Campus Smiles at Duke

Campus Smiles at Duke is a full-service dental office located inside the Student Wellness Center. Some of the services we offer are same-day emergency visits, fillings, crowns, Invisalign and whitening.

Tel: 919-296-1212

 

Location: 1st Floor of the

Student Wellness Center, 305 Towerview Drive

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS helps Duke Students enhance strengths and develop abilities to successfully live, grow and learn in their personal and academic lives. We offer many services to Duke undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including brief individual and group counseling, couples counseling and more.

Tel: 919-660-1000

 

Location: 3rd Floor of the Student Wellness Center, 305 Towerview Drive

DukeReach

DukeReach provides comprehensive outreach services to identify and support students in managing all aspects of their wellbeing. We provide case management services including coordination, advocacy, referrals, and follow-up services for students who are experiencing significant difficulties related to mental health, physical health, and/or psycho-social adjustment.

Tel: 919-681-2455

Email: dukereach@duke.edu

 

Address: Room 118, Duke Student Wellness Center

305 Towerview Drive

Duke Recreation & Physical Education

Duke Recreation provides diverse recreational opportunities that promote healthy active lifestyles in a safe, inclusive environment.

Email: recreation@duke.edu

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Center for Data and Visualization Sciences

Our mission to partner with faculty, researchers, and students through consultation, instruction, co-curricular programming, and research assistance at various stages of the research data lifecycle. We are located within Duke University Libraries. Our team of consultants and interns offers support in data science, data sources, data management and curation, data visualization, and mapping and GIS (geographic information systems).

Email: askdata@duke.edu

Duke Alumni Engagement and Development

All over the world, the name “Duke” signifies more than just an outstanding university. It represents a vibrant and diverse community – a family that is continuously growing and adding new members, whose spirit and determination are unrivaled. The Duke Alumni Association exists to represent, mobilize and serve this community on campus and around the world.

Tel: 919-684-5114

Email: help@daa.duke.edu

 

Location: Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center, 2080 Duke University Road

Duke Career Center

The Career Center engages students and alumni in discovering and determining what is meaningful and valuable in their lives and applying this to careers. We provide guidance for exploring the intersection of our students' education, values, goals, skills, and experiences in order to identify and realize their aspirations.

Tel: 919-660-1050

Email: career-student@studentaffairs.duke.edu

 

Location: Bay 5, Smith Warehouse, 2nd Floor, 114 S. Buchanan Blvd.

Duke University Libraries

The William R. Perkins Library, Bostock Library and Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library comprise the main West Campus library complex, which is joined by Lilly and Music libraries on East Campus, the Pearse Memorial Library at the Duke Marine Lab and the separately administered libraries serving the schools of Business, Divinity, Law and Medicine. Together they form one of the nation's top ten private university library systems.

Perkins and Bostock:

Tel: 919-660-5870

Email: perkins-requests@duke.edu

 

Other libraries

Duke University Center for International and Global Studies

Duke’s international and area studies centers engage Duke students and faculty from across the social sciences, arts and humanities, public affairs, environment and professional schools in the study of world’s societies, cultures, economies, customs and languages. Under the umbrella of the Center for International and Global Studies, these units each play a role in promoting internationalization on the Duke campus and beyond.

 

English for International Students (EIS)

EIS serves Duke’s educational mission by supporting multilingual graduate and professional students in becoming confident, independent users of academic and professional English. The program provides effective, individualized English-language instruction, advising, and assessment centered on students’ dynamic field-specific communication needs.

Brad L. Teague, Ph.D.

Email: brad.teague@duke.edu

 

Christian Gomez

Email: christian.d.gomez@duke.edu

Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs (GCIP)

GCIP provides communications and intercultural programming, including courses, workshops and 1:1 coaching, for graduate degree programs and departments in the Pratt School of Engineering.

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Innovation Co-Lab

The Innovation Co-Lab is a creativity incubator, focused on exploring how new and emerging technologies can fundamentally reshape the research, academic, and service missions of the university. Working with our innovation-minded colleagues around campus, we're building a model program that will elevate and inspire members of the Duke Community who are solving problems, big and small, through our ever-changing technological environment. Students are encouraged to take advantage of our technology workshops, grant programs, project support, and makerspace facilities.

Email: colab-ops@duke.edu

Office of Information Technology (OIT)

OIT manages Duke’s central technology infrastructure and provides IT services including e-mail, WiFi, website development, multimedia and Innovation CoLabs for 3D printing and prototyping, and cybersecurity. OIT supports departments and individuals with a walk-up technology Service Desk, online self-help and technology training.

Tel: 919-684-2200

 

Student Information System Services

SISS provides support for DukeHub, the portal that allows all members of the Duke Community to access the student information system from a single location.

Tel: 919-684-1206

Email: siss@duke.edu  

TWP Writing Studio

The TWP Writing Studio facilitates writers' critical and creative thought through collaborative, non-evaluative consultations, workshops, writing groups, and events. In all of our work, we actively seek to support diverse, inclusive writing communities. Our highly educated consultants work with you at any stage of the writing process – from brainstorming and researching to drafting, revising, and fine-tuning a final draft.

Tel: (919) 660-4368

University Registrar

We are happy to answer any questions about transcripts, enrollment verifications, registration and DukeHub.

Tel: 919-684-2813

Email: registrar@duke.edu

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Bridges Connection at Duke

Bridges Connection at Duke is an organization that provides social gatherings, services, and spiritual resources to international students, visiting scholars, and all other internationals connected to the university.

Danny Castiglione

Email: daniel.castiglione@duke.edu

Religious Life at Duke

In partnership with the Division of Student Affairs, Duke Chapel convenes, supports, and advocates for all of the officially recognized Religious Life groups on campus that serve students. The Religious Life team of clergy, chaplains, and administrators welcome new students during Orientation Week and offer events throughout the year, including weekly worship opportunities and special events.

Tel: 919‑681‑9488

Email: dukechapel@duke.edu

iStduentsDuke

We are here to serve ALL International Students & Scholars in practical ways that add value, nurture wisdom, and cultivate character. We hope you will thrive during this chapter of your life! As campus staff with an organization known as International Students, Inc., each of us identifies as a follower of the Jesus. iStudentsDuke is an approved religious life group at Duke and an active partner with various University departments, especially Duke's I-house. We offer:

  • creates study breaks to foster recreation and meet new friends
  • seeks to expand international students' experience by connecting to residents of the Durham area community. Activities such as Supper Club or Holiday Hospitality offer great opportunities for cultural exchange.
  • offers opportunities to explore questions about leadership, life, and faith

 

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Center for Multicultural Affairs

The Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) promotes community engagement, multicultural education, leadership development, and social justice education among the student population. Their programs and services aim to empower students and their organizations to create a vibrant and inclusive community.

Tel: 919-684-6756

Email:  dcma@studentaffairs.duke.edu

 

Location: Lower Level of the Bryan Center, 125 Science Drive

Center for Muslim Life

The Center for Muslim Life, located at 406 Swift Avenue, serves as a home away from home for all who want to engage with Muslim community at Duke. At the CML, students, staff, and faculty come together to create a vibrant and inclusive Muslim environment. To learn about our events and programs, sign up for our listserv at bitly.com/dukecml.

Tel: 919-613-6778

Email: dukecml@duke.edu

 

Location: 406 Swift Avenue

Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity

We strive to achieve an inclusive campus climate for students, staff, faculty, and alumnx with marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions through education, advocacy, support, mentoring, academic engagement, and providing space.

Tel: 919-684-6607

Email: csgd@studentaffairs.duke.edu

 

Location: 100 Bryan Center, 125 Science Drive

International House

Our Mission is to provide educational programs, services and advocacy to Duke global community on campus as well as outreach to the greater Durham area. We offer extensive cross-cultural information and training to enhance the mission of the university.

Tel: 919-684-3585

Email: ihouse@duke.edu

 

Location: 2 Epworth Dorm Lane, East Campus

Jewish Life

The Freeman Center for Jewish Life serves as a home away from home for all those seeking to engage with the Jewish community. Celebrate holidays, make friends, enjoy a good meal, discuss Israel, as well as connect those interested with amazing Jewish opportunities.

Tel: 919-684-6422

Email: jewishlife@duke.edu

 

Location: 1415 Faber St

Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture

Our office strives to promote racial understanding, build community, and foster an appreciation for and increase knowledge of Black people, Black history, Black culture, and the vast contributions of people of the African Diaspora.

Tel: 919-684-3814

Email: marylou@duke.edu   

 

Location: 101 Flowers Building, West Campus

Women’s Center

The Duke University Women’s Center is dedicated to helping every female identified student at Duke become self-assured with a streetwise savvy coming from actively engaging with the world. We welcome all students who are committed to gender equity and social change.

Tel:  919-684-3897

Email: womenctr@duke.edu

 

Location: Crowell Hall, 10 Epworth Lane, East Campus

 

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Bouchet Society

The Duke University Bouchet Society primarily supports graduate students from underrepresented groups in the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the natural sciences, technology, engineering and math.

Email: bouchet@duke.edu

Duke Chinese Students and Scholars Association (DCSSA)

DCSSA is a non-profit, non-political, and non-religious service organization for the Chinese community in Duke. DCSSA is committed to organizing diverse social, cultural, and academic events to support and enrich the lives of Chinese students and scholars in Duke. Our main activities include incoming students services, Mid-autumn and Spring Festival Gala, Duke-in-Touch alumni series, cooperative career fair, and cooking competition, which help Chinese students and scholars integrate into the Chinese community and promote the networking with other communities.

  • WeChat Official Account: DukeCSSA (ID: DCSSA2019)

Email: dcssapresident@gmail.com

Duke First-Generation Graduate Student Network (Duke F1RSTS)

Duke F1RSTS is a community for PhD and master’s students who are the first in their family to attend graduate school. We serve the needs of first-gen grad students, have get-togethers with 1g students from the Triangle area and run a mentorship initiative. We also offer information sessions and workshops on academia, career paths, finances and networking.

Email: dukef1rsts-request@duke.edu

Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI)

We bring together interdisciplinary graduate student teams that provide pro bono consulting services to social organizations in Durham and beyond. We provide students with the opportunity to gain experience beyond the classroom in a collaborative environment while strengthening the work of change makers at the intersection of technology, business, and public policy.

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DukeOUT

DukeOUT is a group that brings together the LGBTQA community among the various graduate and professional schools. We are working to increase interaction among the LGBTQ graduate and professional students, increase the visibility of these issues, fight homophobia and make Duke a more welcoming environment for LGBTQ students.

Email: contactdukeout@gmail.com

GPSG

GPSG (Graduate & Professional Student Government) is the umbrella student government organization for Duke’s nine Graduate and Professional schools.

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Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)

WiSE serves as a liaison between women science and engineering students and the administration, and sponsors events in which women faculty members and students in science and engineering can come together and share experiences and ideas for change.

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Duke Police

Get information about personal safety and home security. Officers will be on site to engrave your electronic items, including iPads, laptops, MP3, cameras, and bicycles with your Unique ID number (Not iPhones). Information obtained includes the owner’s name, serial number and item engraved and stored in the DUPD database.

 Tel: (919) 684-2444

Duke University Tobacco-Free Initiative

As part of our commitment to the Healthy Duke initiative and to creating a healthy living and working environment, Duke is adopting a new policy to become tobacco-free on all property and grounds owned and leased by Duke University beginning July 1, 2020. The policy prohibits the use of all tobacco-based products, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, hookahs, chewing tobacco, snuff, and electronic smoking devices such as e-cigarettes, vaping products, and IQOS.

 

Duke Visa Services

Ask any questions regarding visa, traveling outside the U.S., OPT/CPT, and how to maintain your legal status in the U.S. as an international Student.

Tel: (919) 681-8472

Email: visahelp@mc.duke.edu

 

Location: Smith Warehouse, Bay 7, 1st Floor

Enterprise Car Share

Enterprise Car Share provides convenient 24-hour access to eighteen rental vehicles at multiple locations on campus throughout the school year. Members can rent a car on a daily or hourly basis

 

IT Security Office

Duke IT safeguards the university's information assets and the supporting infrastructure against unauthorized use, disclosure, modification, damage or loss.

Email: security@duke.edu

Office of Sustainability

Sustainable Duke is charged with leading Duke University to it's 2024 Carbon Neutrality goal. Our office aims to educate and empower the Duke community to create a more sustainable future through social, economic, and environmental change on our campus and beyond. Our central office focuses on education, outreach, emission reduction, collaborative partnerships, and enabling Duke to train future leaders who are ready to tackle the current and future challenges of the climate crisis. The Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative, one of the first University-based offset groups in the country, assists the University to become a model carbon neutral institution and to lead peer institutions in their efforts to become carbon neutral. The Duke Campus farm provides an engaging hands-on-learning opportunity to help catalyze positive change in the food system.

 

Parking and Transportation

Get information for all your transportation needs, including biking and walking maps, carpool information, and resources for all the free (until July, 2022) local and regional bus systems.

Tel: (919) 684-PARK (7275)

Email: tranpark@duke.edu

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Bank of America

Bank of America can help you open bank accounts. Students will need 2 forms of identification (passport, student ID, Visa, etc.). No deposits accepted. Accounts will be opened and processed on the same day. Checks and debit cards will be sent to the account owner within 5 - 7 business days.

 

Northgate

1515 N Gregson St, Durham

Tel: (919) 956-2254

Bank: Duke University Federal Credit Union

Duke University Federal Credit Union (Duke Credit Union) is a not-for-profit financial cooperative (like a Bank but not-for-profit). We have been serving the Duke Community exclusively since 1968. When you become a member of the Credit Union you are part owner of the organization. We offer Savings Accounts, Debit (Checking) Accounts, Auto Loans, Home Loans and much more at very competitive rates. Duke Credit Union is managed and operated by Duke Employees. The Board of Directors are Duke Credit Union members. The entire team is committed to helping the Duke community afford life and fulfill their aspirations. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, we are dedicated to providing a financially secure and stable organization with products/services designed specifically for you. Afford Your Life. Join Today! Who is eligible to join? • Employees of Duke University and Duke Health • Students and Alumni of Duke University • Retirees of Duke University and Duke Health • Immediate Family Members of any of the above

Tel: (919) 684-6704

Email: dukefcu@duke.edu

 

Location: 2200 West Main St.

Suite L100, Durham NC, 27705

Bank: Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo can help you open bank accounts. Students will need 2 forms of identification (passport, student ID, Visa, etc.). No deposits accepted. Accounts will be opened and processed on the same day. Checks and debit cards will be sent to the account owner within 5 - 7 business days.

Duke Medical Center

200 Trent Dr, Durham

Tel: 919-688-3261

 

Durham West

2000 W Main St, Durham

Tel: 919-416-6050

Email: James.S.Hudson@wellsfargo.com

bryan.mccann@wellsfargo.com

Elaina.aguilar@wellsfargo.com

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Cort Furniture Rental

Cort Furniture works with colleges and universities nationwide helping their students and scholars find housing as well as other immediate needs such as furnishings.

Tel: 1.888.360.2678

 

Finance: Deserve

Start building your US credit history with Deserve Edu, the “Best Student Credit Card 2019.” Access the perfect perks like 1 year of Amazon Prime Student on us and 1% cash back, without any annual or inactivity fees. International students can apply without an SSN or credit history.

Tel: 1.800.418.2362

International Tel: 1-801-981-4334 Email: hello@deserve.com  

Finance: Flywire

Flywire partners with Duke to provide international students with a convenient and cost-effective way to pay your tuition and fees by wire transfer in your home currency. Flywire offers competitive foreign exchange rates, online payment tracking, and 24/7 multilingual customer service, to make sure your payment arrives to Duke safely, and on time.

 Email: support@flywire.com

 

Mobile Phone: AT&T

AT&T has an array of phones for students to try out and/or purchase. We will have tablets, Android products, Apple products, and Windows products on hand as well as some accessories. Students can sign up for service individually or as a “family”.

 

Mobile Phone: Cricket Wireless

Cricket wireless is part of the AT&T family. We are a no contract company. We have nationwide reliable coverage and affordable prepaid rates. We have the best family plans starting at 4 individuals for $100.

 

Mobile Phone: T-Mobile

T-Mobile offers very competitive rates with amazing service to back those rates up. It provides prepaid services and other services as well with options for international calling in over 120 countries.