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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. Information about the fall 2020 orientation schedule will be updated in June 2020.

Information and Resources to Help You Transition to Duke

Orientation Week schedule

Orientation materials (PDF)

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)