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New Student and Family Programs

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Orientation Week

East Campus Move-In!: August 20, 2022

Join us Wednesday August 3 and August 10 for our Welcome to Duke webinar.

Common Experience

The Duke summer reading program is designed to give you the opportunity to share a common experience with other members of the Class of 2026. This year, the Common Experience program has expanded to include other mediums of engagement including podcasts, film, and music. The announcement of the selected Common Experience medium will be shared soon. A method to download or engage with the selected medium will be shared later this summer. If a book is selected, a copy of the book will be mailed to you this summer and you will be expected to read it before you arrive to campus. International students will receive an audio copy of the book. All other mediums selected (music, podcast, movie, etc) will be shared with incoming students and they will be expected to watch or listen to the selection before coming to campus.


Your move-in time will be determined by your housing assignment, which you will be notified of in July. Please pay special attention to the map and directions available online when you receive your housing assignment including which East Campus entrance you should use on move- in day to ensure the most hassle-free route to your residence hall.

MEALS?Have questions about how your meal plan ? We’ve provided a reference guide in the Living at Duke section of this Blue Book.


Saturday, August 20!

For more info, please email for your questions!

QUESTIONS for New Student Programs? Call 919-684-3511 or email


Our new Orientation format promises to create an experience that promises you have an amazing start to your Duke experience. The time to build community with your peers is essential to ensuring you have a great start at Duke. Therefore, Orientation is MANDATORY for all students. Coupled with programming in the summer, into the semester, and the Blue Book, Orientation Week will ensure you are ready to excel at Duke.


Special events for parents will be held during the summer virtually. On move-in day, we encourage families to come to campus and experience a newly formatted Family Welcome celebration on Saturday, August 20. The activities planned on that day for families promises to begin the bond you will have with your fellow family community.

For information and a detailed schedule, visit