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Being a graduate student is hard work, so at the Duke University Graduate School we work hard to make it easier for students to have access to resources needed to achieve their scholarly, personal, and professional goals. We are your advocate and your service provider, and we are committed to helping you become an active participant in the Duke University community.  If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions about your experience at Duke, let us know. 

Student Handbook



  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020
    11:00 am to 11:30 am

    Alum Zoom: 5 Career Questions with a Duke PhD

    Please join us for a summer series of short, focused career conversations with former Duke PhD students and postdocs. On July 7, our guest is Jeff Blackinton, PhD, Senior Scientist at Celldom.

  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Online TA Skills: Getting Started in the Virtual Classroom

    We’ll explore the digital skills needed to carry out a range of your TA responsibilities from managing the virtual classroom to hosting online office hours in Zoom! Graduate student TAs will be on hand to share examples from their own experience at Duke.

News & Views

Senior Associate Dean Looney Receives Abele Award for Mentoring

May 26, 2020
Jacqueline Looney

The annual award from the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture recognizes those who have gone above and beyond in providing support or mentoring to Black graduate or professional students individually or collectively via their organizations at Duke.

A Campaign about Wellness, A Lesson in Leadership

March 23, 2020
Wellness4Researchers crew

The coronavirus disrupted an Emerging Leaders Institute team's social media project on campus wellness activities, but they quickly adapted and turned the challenge into an opportunity.

Getting Started on the Right Foot

Here are a couple videos to help new graduate students hit the ground running.