New Students

Preorientation Programs

The 2018 Pre-Orientation Application will open May 2018. Specific dates, deadlines, and program information will be included in your Blue Book. 

New Student Programs supports and oversees all but one of Duke’s pre-orientation programs. There are currently 6 programs: Projects BUILD, Search, Waves, WILD, Change and Arts.

Project BUILD is a one-week program where students engage in service projects that familiarize them with the Duke and Durham community. August 14, 2017 - August 21, 2017 Price: $405 (2018 dates and pricing info coming soon)

Project WILD is a one-week program during which students travel to Pisgah National Forest and participate in a back-country adventure. (2018 dates and pricing info coming soon)

Project Waves is a one-week program where students participate in water activities at Duke’s marine lab in Beaufort, NC. August 14, 2017 - August 22, 2017 (students will return to campus on move-in day) Price: $510 (2018 dates and pricing info coming soon)

Project Search is a two-week program designed to provide research opportunities to students who have not had substantial lab experiences and/or science courses prior to admissions. August 6, 2017 - August 21, 2017 Price: $510 (2018 dates and pricing info coming soon)

Project Change focuses on ethical leadership and social change sponsored by The Kenan Institute for Ethics. August 14, 2017 - August 21, 2017 Price: $75 (registration fee only) (2018 dates and pricing info coming soon)

Project Arts allows students to engage in a variety of artistic mediums while focusing on the impact of the arts in the surrounding community. August 14, 2017 - August 21, 2017 Price: $510 (2018 dates and pricing info coming soon)

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For more information or questions about registration, please call our office at 919-684-3511.

Please note: All pricing includes the $75 registration fee due upon submission of your application If you are not accepted into a pre-orientation program, you will be refunded the $75 registration fee required to apply. All participants will be notified in June.