New Student Programs

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**All program dates are subject to change due to implications of COVID-19. Please continue to check this page and Duke University’s Coronavirus Response website for the most current information.**

Join us Wednesday August 4 for our Welcome to Duke webinar.

Orientation Welcome Week

East Campus Move-In!: August 17, 2021

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 2025. This year, Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid was 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.


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.


Orientation Welcome Week is a critical component to easing your transition to Duke, and is, therefore, 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 our onboarding experience to help answer any questions they have. The activities for parents will compliment what students will be participating in during orientation.

For information and a detailed schedule, visit

MEALS Have questions about how your meal plan ? We’ve provided a reference guide on page 8 in the Living at Duke section of this Blue Book.


Dates TBA soon!

For more info, please email or call 919-684-2577

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