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Duke is not an open book.  There are no written guidelines. How are you supposed to know what to do? Or know the best way to do it? Other 1G-HN students have had those very same questions and we’ve put their answers here.  Let us know what other tips you have for your fellow 1G-HN students or what you would like to know. We’re pretty sure if you want to know others have the same questions!

Tip Sheets

Find out the best way to buy books, how to navigate food points and the meal plan, and what you should know before graduation from 1G students who have done it all!  Learn how to make Duke work for you!

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Learn from those who have gone through graduation--what are the unexpected expenses or arrangements that you should know about long before graduation arrives.  Make sure you and your family don’t miss out on all the great graduation events around campus.

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Helpful Offices Around Campus

Offices around campus are ready and willing to help you make the most of opportunities at Duke. Whether you are interested in study abroad or the Marine Lab, DukeEngage, or Bass Connections, these offices have the answers! Check out tutoring and study groups, emotional support, and out-of-class activities. The larger your network of support, the easier life at Duke will be for you. Remember, we are all here to help!

Academic Resource Center (ARC)

The Academic Resource Center works with you to create a comprehensive approach to your learning. They’ll set you up with peer tutoring, study groups, learning consultations, ADHD/LD Support, and other support to help you learn better and think smarter.

Academic Advising Center (AAC)

The Academic Advising Center assigns students in Trinity College an advisor who can help you choose classes, complete requirements, and declare a major.  

Karsh Office of Undergraduate Financial Support

Educational opportunities should never be limited by a student’s financial standing. More than half of Duke undergraduates receive some form of financial support, and Duke is committed to enabling every admitted student the option to attend and to make the most of every academic opportunity available.

Career Center

The Duke University Career Center helps you identify what’s meaningful and valuable in your life and apply those lessons to your career. The staff provides guidance, encouragement, and advice to help you find an internship, opportunity, or a career that fits your interests. 

Learn more about building resumes, writing cover letters, interviewing and networking skills, and more.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) | Duke Student Affairs

Counseling and Psychological Services provides students a host of services that foster personal and academic growth, ranging from brief individual counseling sessions to couples and group counseling to assistance with referrals.

Learn more about programs that help students manage relationships, alcohol, sleep, and other campus stressors. 

Dean of Students

The Dean of Students Office works to make sure every Duke student flourishes. It’s the place to go to find campus groups of all kinds, from religious organizations to cultural affinity groups, student clubs to dance troupes.

The office oversees departments dedicated to matters of student wellness and conduct, including DukeReach, Student Wellness Center, and Counseling and Psychological Services.  

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students are in 101 Bryan Center, and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday: please do not hesitate to email or call (919) 668-3853.

Learn more about the programs and services offered by the Dean of Students Office.

Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellows (OUSF)

The Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellows manages Duke’s Merit Scholarship programs. It also helps the greater Duke community apply for and win nationally competitive scholarships during college and after graduation.

Office of Undergraduate Education

The Office of Undergraduate Education supports and coordinates the many facets of the undergraduate experience, with a focus on integrating academic, residential, social, and co-curricular aspects of Duke life.

Study Abroad

The Global Education Office offers study abroad and study away (in the U.S.) programs run by Duke (also called Duke-In Programs) and opportunities to study with approved Duke partners (Duke-approved programs) around the world throughout the summer and the academic year. Semester-long academic programs should not cost more to students on aid than a semester in Durham. There is also funding for summer study abroad programs. Find out more by contacting your aid counselor or visiting the financial support website.

Duke Engage

DukeEngage provides fully funded domestic and international immersive service experiences to all students enrolled at Duke.  Change your world and your life. Check it out!