Admitted Students


We can’t wait for you to join us at Duke. As with any major life decision, there’s lots to do. But you aren’t alone. Learning is a team sport, and we’re here to help you.

Freshman Class of 2027, first year students, Duke’s East Campus. August 25th, 2023

Welcome to the Family

The resources below will help you transition into life as a Duke student, complete with access to all the amazing things that make the Duke experience so exceptional.

But first things first: before ordering that celebratory face paint or pair of shoes, make sure you’re informed on the official shade of Duke Blue.

Duke students transform themselves into Cameron Crazies with blue paint and team spirit at Krzyzewskiville, better known as K-ville, before the game against Wake Forest during a spring evening.

You’ve Been Admitted. Now What?

Learn more about the next steps to joining the Duke University and Duke Engineering community.

Pratt Parents and Families Weekend BBQ.

Joining the Duke Family

Learn more about the resources available to parents and families as they send their loved ones to join the Duke community.

Financially Supporting Your Duke Journey

Learn more about the opportunities available to make the Duke Experience accessible and affordable. Duke now provides full tuition grants for NC/SC undergraduates with incomes of $150K or less.

First-year students who will enter Few Quad during their sophomore year walk up Chapel Drive during the Bricks to Stone parade on Friday afternoon. The East Campus houses of Gilbert-Addoms and Southgate are linked to Few Quad. Bricks to Stone, a campus-wide celebration, marks the transition of the first-year class moving from the bricks of East Campus to the stones of West Campus. The event featured a block party at Karsh Alumni Center, a parade up Chapel Drive, a class pinning ceremony, and quad after-parties with plenty of food, games, and free t-shirts with the new Quad Arches designs. As Duke’s new QuadEx living-learning model continues to take root, teams of students, supported by staff, have been working to distinguish the seven quad communities aimed at better integrating the academic and social lives of Duke students. The result is the Quad Arches, a series of visual icons designed to incorporate very particular characteristics of each West Campus quad.

Undergraduate Students

Look out for messages from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. You’ll want to check out their admitted-students resource, which includes all you need to know about Blue Devil Days, virtual events and more.

Contact undergraduate admissions
The Duke Chronicle sports department meets near their office on the Abele Quad on Duke’s West Campus during a beautiful Fall afternoon. The Brodhead Center is in the background.

Master’s Students

To help you move into Duke life, Master’s Programs & Services has prepared the ultimate checklist for admitted students — including details on housing, visas and more.

Contact master’s admissions
four people look at a laptop computer
Juniors, from left, Jacob Hervey, Heera Rajavel, Dharshan Varia and Krishna Patel share breakfast and a laugh together after their ECON 210 class at Panera Bread in the Brodhead Center on the first day of spring classes.

PhD Students

Your home academic department will be in touch, and you will receive assistance from Duke’s Graduate School. The school’s guide for admitted students helpfully groups to-dos by month, from admission offer to the start of classes.

Contact graduate school admissions

Welcome to Durham

people queue up to order from a food truck in Durham, NC USA

You’re gonna love it here.

Duke’s hometown is the serious, funky, laid-back, hardworking, traditional, throw-the-rules-out, mid-sized (but like the TARDIS, bigger on the inside) city of your dreams.