Housing, Dining & Residence Life

Housing, Dining & Residence Life

Entry Testing + Check-in Communication to Summer Residents Transitioning to Fall Housing Assignments

 

Email sent to current on-campus summer residents 

 

Monday, August 2, 2021

Subject: Fall Move-In and COVID-19 Entry Testing

Good afternoon [[Profile..First_Name]]

Unique ID: [[Profile..University_ID]]

 

The end of summer is quickly approaching, and so we're writing today to share more information about your transition from summer and fall. There are three sections to this email: (1) entry testing, (2) key/fob pick-up, & (3) moving.

 

Entry Testing + Check-in Communication to Early Arrival Residential Undergraduates

 

Email sent to early arrival (new-to-campus) undergraduates on a rolling basis (dependent on program).

 

Subject: Fall Early Arrival Move-In and COVID-19 Entry Testing

Good afternoon [[Profile..First_Name]]

Unique ID: [[Profile..University_ID]]

The fall semester is quickly approaching, and as one of our early arrival students, we are excited to see you on campus soon. In this email, you'll find more information about your return to campus, including entry testing, check-in, and move-in. 

Central Stands in Solidarity: Will you stand with us?

Central Campus’s theme for this year; our one-word call to action is: SOLIDARITY. The concept of standing together in opposition to threats to the well-being and progress of our collective community. My hope, and this is where you come in, is that we as a campus can promote solidarity, in it's multidimensional nature, to the larger Duke and Durham community, and most importantly, to each other. 

DSG Recognizes Three Student Affairs Colleagues

David Pittman Award
DSG has created a new award to honor Dr. David Pittman. The David Pittman Award, named for the Director of Student Life, is awarded to a member of the Duke University administration, faculty, staff, or student body whose work with the Duke Student Government demonstrates a selfless commitment to mentorship, fostering a supportive environment for character growth and contributing to the leadership development of its members.  

Duke Common Experience, Class of 2019

Nominations are now being accepted for the Class of 2019 Duke Common Experience. As a piece of the coming changes to Orientation this summer, we have decided to enhance our Summer Reading program. While we will still have a book the incoming class will read, there will be a variety of programs connected to the book both during the summer and over the course of the fall semester. These will include:

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What I Say, As An RA

October is one of the hardest months of the fall semester, especially for freshmen. Up until midterms, the first few weeks of class are a time for settling in, meeting new people, and trying out new clubs at Duke. After about a month of wavering between friend groups and activities, many freshmen start to wear out and become frustrated with their experience. Around this same time, they are taking their first midterms and writing their first papers, adding to the overall stress of feeling uncomfortable here.

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