Parents & Families

Parents & Families

The Office of Parent & Family Programs serves as the primary point of contact for all undergraduate Duke parents and families. We want you to stay connected, both to your student and to other Duke families, remain informed about what's going on within the Duke community, and engage with us. We are here to answer your questions, offer assistance whenever we can, and provide suggestions to support your student’s success.

Welcome and congratulations to our new Class of 2025 families! We know many of you are looking forward to connecting with each other and celebrating with your new community of Duke family peers. We welcome you to join the Class of 2025 Parent and Family Facebook page.

At the Office of Parent & Family Programs, we want to help all Duke parents and families do three things:

Learn. Engage. Connect.

First and foremost, we work to keep you up to date on what's going on around campus. By staying informed on important University developments and initiatives, you will gain a much sharper understanding for what your student is experiencing on a day-to-day basis.

However, passively receiving information is not enough. We want to make sure you have opportunities to become actively involved in our progress. Through Family Weekend, Parent and Family Orientation, the Duke Parents Advisory Council (DPAC), our Parent and Family Newsletter, webinar series, and more, you can provide engaged participation and feedback in order to strengthen our community.

Through these actions, we hope to achieve our primary purpose: connecting you to the Duke Family. We need you to be partners in your student's continued success, in part; their path to Duke is a reflection of their family support structure. While it is important to give your student the freedom to make their own choices, the power of a strong family connection cannot be underestimated.

We ask that you help partner with us to make your student's undergraduate experience as valuable, healthy, and fulfilling as possible.