YOUR FIRST YEAR
FOREVER DUKE STARTS HERE
On move-in day, a group of First-Year Advisory Counselors will help transport your belongings from your car to your dorm in the blink of an eye. Orientation has begun. You’ll be living with a random roommate in an East Campus residence hall filled with other first-years. Throughout the week, you’ll be forging friendships, touring campus, and exploring what Duke and Durham have to offer.
OVERVIEW OF EAST CAMPUS
COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS
Because all first-years live together on East Campus, as you make that transition to college life it’s comforting that you can turn to anyone in your dorm or anyone in the first-year dining hall and know that they’re going through the same things as you. Shared experiences in Writing 101, first-year seminars, and Marketplace brunches create a sense of solidarity and community that is foundational to the Duke experience. Just a five minute bus ride from the Gothic style West Campus, the Georgian style East Campus showcases beautiful red bricks from its residence halls to the library, auditorium, and recreation center.
The first year feels like a summer camp filled with wickedly intelligent 18 year-olds. There are bunk beds, too many ice cream socials, and friends who don’t yet know about your obsession with socks. But this camp doesn’t end after a few weeks.
ALICE DAI, 2020
UPPERCLASSMEN'S GUIDE
MAKE YOUR BEST DUKE
Duke has endless opportunities to choose from. How can first-years make the most of their early days on campus? In this guide, upperclassmen share some advice on how to make a smooth transition to life at Duke.
Contributors: Mackenzie DeLoatch, 2020  & Emma Calhoun, 2020 
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