Graduate School Orientation Week Events
2013 Orientation Schedule
The Duke graduate community warmly welcomes you to Durham. To help you make the transition to graduate student life at Duke, the Graduate School hosts an Orientation week from August 19 through August 25. Orientation features a series of activities designed to introduce you to the Graduate School, Duke University, and your fellow graduate students. Please call (919) 684-2056 if you have any questions. Events will be added to the schedule below as information becomes available, so please continue to check for updates.
DukeCard. Please make plans to pick up your DukeCard before orientation week. If you completed the online form for your DukeCard and submitted your photo, you will be able to pick up your DukeCard at 100 West Union Building (West Campus). If you have not submitted your photo, DukeCard staff will take your picture and print your DukeCard when you visit the card office.
Please Note: Each Ph.D. and master's student must attend ONE (1) of the Graduate School's mandatory fall Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Orientation programs according to department and program. Preregistration is required, and students should receive preregistration instructions via e-mail in June.
Monday, August 19
Welcome Reception for New Students
Graduate School, 2127 Campus Drive (West Campus)
Come see the Graduate School, meet staff, and win door prizes. Sponsored by the Graduate School for all new graduate students.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 20
10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Graduate Student Orientation
Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center, Second Level
The Orientation is intended to aid in new students’ transition to graduate school by providing information about the academic community, policies, and resources. All new students should plan to attend. There will be an open Question & Answer period following the Orientation. Bag lunches will be available for pick-up following the session.