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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



  • Friday, September 21, 2018
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Graduate School Homecoming Reception 2018

    Graduate School alumni, students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us to celebrate Homecoming, honor this year's inductees into the Few-Glasson Alumni Society, and dance the night away

  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Developing Your Personal Leadership Brand

    In this workshop, you will learn how to determine your destination and create your map by defining your purpose, values and principles through development of a Leadership Brand. Learn why you need a Leadership Brand and what it can do for you.

News & Views

Battling Time? An ELI Team has a Solution

September 12, 2018

Do you feel 24 hours a day is never enough? Do you often miss or extend deadlines? Do you struggle to set your career goals? Do you have an unhealthy work/life balance? If you answered ”yes,” keep reading for help! Even if you haven’t experienced these issues yet, this post might help you prevent these problems in the future.

“Speed Mentoring”

May 23, 2018
Speed Mentoring

The Speed Mentoring Event was a creative and ambitious idea that exceeded our expectations. It allowed mentees to broaden their network of peer-mentors who could provide multiple resources, not only for completing their respective graduate programs, but for thriving within them as well.

Getting Started on the Right Foot

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