All first-year students live on East Campus. A five-minute bus ride from West Campus, East Campus includes 172 acres of open lawns, residence halls, research labs, tennis courts, a dining hall, café, convenience store, library, theater, and gym.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This entrepreneurship-focused Selective Living Group helps students pursue their own ventures and promotes entrepreneurship across campus.
Gather Around the Table
New Ideas, New Flavors
The Student Wellness Center houses Student Health, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Dental Office, Nutrition Services, Physical Therapy, and more.
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.
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.
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.