Joining the Duke Family
Sending your child to college can be as daunting as it is exciting. That’s why we want to help make the transition as smooth as possible for both you and your child—because when your child joins the Duke community, so do you.
Duke does a phenomenal job of listening to their community and making sure it’s a safe place to be yourself.Jane JacksonDuke Parent, Clayton, North Carolina
The First Year: For Students
ARRIVING AND THRIVING AT DUKE
Within the nurturing East Campus community, surrounded by other first-year students and supported by countless academic resources, your child can embrace life at Duke and lay the foundation for four years of exploration and discovery.
A first-year experience designed around your child
A place for all first-years to live and learn together
A community defined by spirit
I felt comfortable sending my kid 3,000 miles from home because of the safety net that exists at Duke—the connected student body, the first-year experience of all being on one campus, and mentors who know you and greet you by name.Jonathan PrinceDuke Parent, Los Angeles, California
The First Year: For Families
THERE, EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
As a Duke family member, you have so many milestones to look forward to as your child settles in and becomes a Dukie.
I’m not an alumna, but I feel like I went there because I’m so much a part of the community. Duke now feels like my second home.JENNIFER MITTLEMANDUKE PARENT, CRESSKILL, NEW JERSEY
Support when you need it
During your child’s four years at Duke, there inevitably will be moments when they will need some extra support or guidance. Duke will be there—for them and for you.
Join Our Mailing List
Join the Prospective Families mailing list to receive information about Duke University.
A dedicated undergraduate financial support office to provide financial guidance
Health, Safety, Security
Health and wellness facilities, programs, and initiatives to promote and maintain a healthy, happy lifestyle