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

For Parents

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For Parents

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.

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Duke does a phenomenal job of listening to their community and making sure it’s a safe place to be yourself.

Jane Jackson
Duke Parent, Clayton, North Carolina
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First Year

A first-year experience designed around your child

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East Campus

A place for all first-years to live and learn together

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Campus Traditions

A community defined by spirit

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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 Prince
Duke 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.

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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 MITTLEMAN
DUKE PARENT, CRESSKILL, NEW JERSEY
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Academic Resources Center

Advisors, tutors, study groups, and more to ensure your child can excel

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Financial Aid

A dedicated undergraduate financial support office to provide financial guidance

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Health, Safety, Security

Health and wellness facilities, programs, and initiatives to promote and maintain a healthy, happy lifestyle