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QuadEx: The Future of Residential Living and Learning at Duke

QuadEx will establish an enduring community structure and foundation through which students will have greater opportunity to connect to one another and to the many resources Duke has to offer throughout their four years.

  • Enhanced Quad-based social and intellectual opportunities will extend the best of Duke’s living and learning experiences to all students.
  • East Campus Houses are permanently connected to associated West Campus Quads.
  • First-year students will have automatic membership into their affiliated Quad on West Campus.

These connections create a strong community foundation as you will get to connect with other first-year students in other buildings connecting with the same quad, but you will have the opportunity to connect with upperclass students, Academic Guides, and other students and staff on West Campus. From day 1, not only will you be welcome into your East Campus home but you will have automatic membership to your affiliated Quad on West Campus!

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Launched in the summer of 2020, Blue Devil Buddies is a mentoring program designed to help ease first-year and transfer students’ transitions to Duke, make the Duke community feel more welcoming and inclusive to students, and create connections between incoming students and upperclassmen within their Quad. When you sign up, you’ll be paired with an upperclassman to serve as your Buddy. Over 67% of the class of 2025 participated in the program, and it has grown to become a household name at Duke –– a testament to its helpfulness and popularity. Stay on the lookout for emails in early to mid-June to sign-up for the program!