Parents & Families
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
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 Parents
THERE, EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
As a Duke parent, 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
Are We There Yet? Podcast
Tune in to join your host Christopher Briggs, as he explores various aspects of the college admissions process with his colleagues from the Duke Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Parent & Families Blog
Read admissions advice from fellow parents who work in Duke University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
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Academic Resources Center
Advisors, tutors, study groups, and more to ensure your child can excel
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