Parents & Families

Blue Book


Welcome to Duke.

The Blue Book outlines everything students need to do and know before they arrive at Duke in August. This digital guide includes deadlines for housing, registration, and immunizations as well as an overview of the academic advising model, pre-orientation opportunities, and so much more!

Additionally, there is a Parent and Family section of the Blue Book designed to introduce families to life at Duke and address topics most of interest to families. Topics include health and wellness services, federal student privacy laws, financial aid and billing, common first-year transition challenges, student expectations and accountability, and more. 

Access the Class of 2025 Parent and Family Blue Book here.

Click here for the Class of 2025 Blue Book PDF.

Click here for the Pratt 2025 Blue Book PDF.


**As the global COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, all information and dates remain subject to change.**


Additionally, New Student Programs launches a webinar series with accompanying videos called the Summer Transition Series to supplement the information in the Blue Book and help students make the needed decisions beginning classes in August. The 2021 Summer Transitions Series will begin airing summer 2021.