Application deadline for Regular Decision is Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Living, Dining, and Wellness

Living, Dining, and Wellness

At Home At Duke

From East to West, our medium-sized university cultivates a community feel. Any time you walk across the main quad you’ll see a familiar face, but you’ll always be striking up new connections. Where you live, sleep, and eat matters for your academic life and your overall experience and you'll find that with late-night hallway chats and second dinners, the Gothic Wonderland quickly starts to feel like home.

The Focus Program

This program for first-year students includes 15 interdisciplinary, living learning clusters that nurture intellectual curiosity and a sense of academic adventure.

Greek Life

The Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Panhellenic Association help to govern and further the interests of the myriad of sorority and fraternity chapters on campus.

Performing Arts Community

First-year students with musical, dramatic, and artistic inclinations can find their creative counterparts in this expressive community.

The Well

In this learning community, students are immersed in six areas of wellness by integrating spiritual, intellectual, financial, mind-body, environmental, and social well-being into their daily activities. 

SmartHome

Operated by the Pratt School of Engineering, the Duke Smart Home is a 6,000 square foot living and research space that exhibits smart technology for efficient and sustainable living.

The Cube 

This entrepreneurship-focused Selective Living Group helps students pursue their own ventures and promotes entrepreneurship across campus.

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Marketplace

Gather Around the Table

The first-year all-you-care-to-eat dining hall is the site of many lifelong friend origin stories. Ask any Duke student and they’ll tell you about their four-hour Marketplace dinners and Sunday brunches with made-to-order omelets and samples from the cereal wall.
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Brodhead Center

New Ideas, New Flavors

Part gathering space and part food court, the Brodhead Center allows students and campus partners to exchange ideas while trying something new. Brodhead boasts 14 eateries, a Chef’s Kitchen, and a teaching kitchen where students can learn from renowned guest chefs.

Variety

34
on-campus eateries

Sustainability

0
single-use plastics

Quality

Top 10
best colleges for food by the Daily Meal for 5 consecutive years
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Health

The Student Wellness Center houses Student Health, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Dental Office, Nutrition Services, Physical Therapy, and more.

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Wellness

DuWell helps students relax, reenergize, and recharge with Moments of Mindfulness activities such as drum circles, tea tastings, paint nights, and self-care spaces like the Oasis and the Murphy-Nimocks Meditation Garden.

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Recreation

Brodie and Wilson Recreation Centers on East and West Campuses offer aquatics centers, free group fitness courses, and personal trainers as well as physical education and outdoor adventure opportunities.

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Safety

Feeling safe is an important part of feeling well. Our on-campus police force, limited access residence halls, safe ride services, and emergency “blue light” phone system provide a network of security from East to West.