Getting to Know East Campus
All first-year Duke undergraduates live together on historic East Campus, a residential approach that fosters a close-knit community. You’ll meet people from diverse backgrounds and explore new interests and possibilities.
Before you decide what to pack, take a look at this list of room furnishings. Also, we recommend you talk to your roommate(s), so that you don't duplicate a lot of stuff you don't need.
Speaking of Roommates...
One of the key ingredients to a successful living experience is a solid relationship between roommates.
Connect with Classmates and Other Dukies
Follow this link to connect with @Duke Students on social media. Facebook is also a great place to keep up with your new classmates and stay informed about important dates and other news. Join the conversation--it will last long after you get here. Join the Official Class of 2026 Facebook Group today!
Duke’s beautiful campus is surrounded by trees and green space, with many easy ways to get around, including buses, rental bikes, late night safe ride options, and more. Of campus, there are many arts, dining, sports and other options to keep any visitor entertained. For visiting families, there are many options for places to stay in the area within easy reach of campus.