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Orientation Week

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To help new students make the transition to graduate student life at Duke, The Graduate School hosts an orientation week each August to provide a series of activities designed to introduce students to The Graduate School, Duke University, and each other. The fall 2020 orientation will be held online. Incoming students should have already received emails with instructions on accessing the orientation material.

Orientation Recordings

Information and Resources to Help You Transition to Duke

Orientation Sakai site (access to all Graduate School orientation materials, including links to live sessions; new students should sign in with their NetID)

Orientation Week schedule

Departmental and program orientations

Admissions checklist for admitted students

Getting your DukeCard

Responsible Conduct of Research orientation (mandatory)

English for International Students placement exams

Resources for students with children

Ensuring you receive your August stipend payment (Ph.D. students)

McKinney short-term loan (Ph.D. students - if you need some extra funds while transitioning to Duke)