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Completing your Housing & Dining Application

phone: 919-684-4304| email: housing@duke.edu | studentaffairs.duke.edu/hdrl

You will be directed through MyDuke and the HRL website to the housing and dining application. It is important that YOU (not your parents, not your older sibling, not your significant other) complete the application. The deadline for completing your application is Monday, May 31, 2022.

You will complete your Housing Application via my.duke.edu. Once you complete your Housing application, you will be automatically enrolled in the First-Year Dining Plan (Dining Plan I).

From my.duke.edu, log-in and click “Housing”. Then click “Complete Your Housing Application.” You will be redirected to the HRL website to review the application instructions. Once reviewed, click the link for the Dining Plan and Housing Application. You will be redirected to the housing application landing page. Click “Class of 2026 Dining & Housing,” and you will enter the housing application. Again, please remember once you complete your Housing application, you will be automatically enrolled in the First-Year Dining Plan (Dining Plan I).

Roommate matching questions (Please answer “yes,” “no” or “no pref”.)

ASSIGNMSNET PREFERENCE QUESTIONS

Below are some of the questions that will be a part of your housing application. Use these questions are a preparation for your housing assignment

ROOMATE MATCHING QUESITONS

If you are a regular smoker, select “yes.” If you are not a smoker, select “no.”

If you smoke occasionally in social settings, please select “yes,” indicating you are a social smoker. If you never smoke, select “no.”

If you do not want to live with a smoker or social smoker, then select “yes,” indicating that you DO mind if your roommate smokes. If you do not mind if you have a smoker or social smoker roommate, select “no.” If you don’t care about your roommate’s smoking habits, select “no pref.”

If you prefer noise while studying (television, music, etc.), select “yes.” If you prefer silence while studying, select “no.” If you do not care either way about noise while studying, select “no pref.”

If you generally prefer to go to bed late (after midnight), select “yes.” If you tend to go to sleep earlier, select “no.” If your habits vary, select “no pref.”

If you expect to wake up before 8 am regularly, select “yes.” If you generally expect to sleep later than 8 am, select “no.” If your habits vary, select “no pref.”

If you prefer your space to be neat and tidy, select “yes.” If you prefer your space to be other than neat and tidy, select “no.” If your habits vary, select “no pref


QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR ROOMMATE

Please respond to the following questions regardless of your preference for a single room.  These responses will be used in the roommate matching process, when applicable.

Would you be a good roommate to a student who identifies as transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, or with a marginalized gender identity or gender expression?

If you wish to live in a room with someone who has the same gender identity as you, select “yes.” If you are open to having a roommate with a gender identity that may differ from yours, select “no.”

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOU

The responses to the following questions will be utilized within the roommate matching process, when applicable.  Please note that your responses will remain private. 

We would love to hear from you! If you need to discuss your housing arrangements, provide supplemental information to your application, or provide more information about the identities you hold to ensure the best possible assignments you can reach out to us securely at (919-684-4304) or email us at: (housing@duke.edu).

What sex were you assigned at birth?

What is your gender identity?                       

Do you consider yourself to be transgender?


HOUSING PREFERENCES

Please identify your housing preferences below.

If you wish to live near other neighbors of a similar gender identity, select “yes.” If you do not prefer to have neighbors of a similar gender identity, select “no.”

Communal bathrooms and showers are designated Man, Woman and All.  All-Gender bathrooms can be accessed by anyone of any gender. 

If you prefer having access to an all-gender bathroom, select “yes.” If you prefer to have access to a gender specific bathroom, select “no.”

If you wish to live with a roommate who is committed to living a substance free lifestyle and near neighbors who are also committed to a substance free lifestyle, select “yes”.  If you do not prefer substance free housing, select “no”.

You can review substance free terms at studentaffairs.duke.edu/media/9213

Single rooms are very limited and majority of students will be assigned to a double room with a roommate.  Please note, single room preference does not guarantee a single room assignment.

HOUSING LICENSE AND TERM AGREEMENT

“I agree to the housing license and dining contract.”

You must agree to the housing license and dining contract to complete your application. If you select “no” or “no pref” your application will be considered incomplete and you will not be assigned until you agree by selecting “yes.” You can review the Housing License and Terms at: https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/hdrl/apply-housing/2022-2023-housing-license-and-terms.

RENTER’S INSURANCE

Duke University is not liable for damage or loss of personal property kept in the resident’s assigned space or in other areas of University housing. Because the University does not provide property insurance, residents are encouraged to secure their own personal property insurance. All Duke students should consider purchasing renter’s insurance to protect their personal property in the event that it is damaged, destroyed or stolen. Even if a student is a dependent under his or her family’s insurance, the student’s personal property may not be covered. Talk with your family. They should check their policy or contact their insurance agent to see what coverage you have and if renter’s insurance is right for you while away at school.