Learn more about our Pre-Orientation Programs
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. But, a brand new program called Project EDGE will begin this August 2018.
Project BUILD : August 13, 2018 - August 20, 2018
- Project BUILD is a one-week program where students engage in service projects that familiarize them with the Duke and Durham community. Click here to learn more about Project BUILD.
Project WILD: August 10, 2018 - August 20, 2018
- Project WILD is a 10-day program during which students travel to Pisgah National Forest and participate in a back-country adventure. Click here to learn more about Project WILD.
Project Waves: August 13, 2018 - August 21, 2018
- Project Waves is a one-week program where students participate in water activities at Duke’s marine lab in Beaufort, NC. Click here to learn more about Project Waves.
Project Search: August 5, 2018 - August 20, 2018
- 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. Click here to learn more about Project Search.
Project Change: August 13, 2018 - August 20, 2018
- Project Change focuses on ethical leadership and social change sponsored by The Kenan Institute for Ethics. Click here to learn more about Project Change.
Project Arts: August 13, 2018 - August 20, 2018
- Project Arts allows students to engage in a variety of artistic mediums while focusing on the impact of the arts in the surrounding community. Click here to learn more about Project Arts.
Project Edge: August 13, 2018 - August 20, 2018
Project EDGE is a brand new, week-long journey into the world of creative and practical design in which students will work on teams and participate in design thinking, rapid prototyping, and problem solving. Click here to learn more about Project Edge.
The 2018 Pre-Orientation Application will open May 2018. Specific dates, deadlines, and program information will be included in your Blue Book.
Questions and Concerns?
For more information or questions about registration, please call our office at 919-684-3511 or email email@example.com
Pricing and Financial Aid Information:
Below is the pricing information associated with each pre-orientation program. Students who receive need-based financial aid from Duke may be eligible for assistance to attend pre-orientation programs. Please make note of this request on the online registration form when you apply. You will be notified of the status of your request for financial assistance in July. While we will make every effort to accommodate each request, please understand that we have limited funds available for this purpose.
- Project WILD, Project Waves, Project Search, Project Arts, and Project Edge: $510 (includes $75 registration fee)
- Project BUILD: $405 (includes $75 registration fee)
- Project Change: $75 (participants are only responsible for $75 registration fee)
Please note: All above 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 of their application status. We strongly encourage you not to make any non-refundable travel arrangements until you are notified of your acceptance into a pre-orientation program.