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Dukeland: The First-Year Experience Competition

Next round: August 2021

Dukeland: The First-Year Experience Competition helps first-year students get to know fellow Duke Engineers and learn amazing things about Duke and the Pratt School of Engineering. And, win prizes, too!

  • First-year students are divided into 18 teams, based on their EGR 101 section
  • Watch for leaderboard updates in your weekly E-Team emails
  • Have a question? Email

Submit Points

Earn Points

Attend virtual events and visit student resources

Attend Virtual Events

Visit Student Resources

Academic Resource Center

  • Learning consultations
  • Tutoring
  • SAGE Learning Communities
  • Study Connect
  • Learning STEM @ Duke

Go to

Duke Career Center Virtual Drop-in Advising

  • 10 to 15 minutes with an advisor during a virtual meeting

  • Get immediate feedback on your resume or ask a quick career question

  • To book a drop-in: Check the Career Center calendar, then go to CareerConnections

Career Center calendar

Co-Lab Roots Program

  • Over 100 classes planned in a variety of tech topics, from web design to programming to arts and fabrication
  • Most classes delivered via Zoom

Upcoming Roots Sessions


  • Invite a professor to a virtual lunch (FLUNCH = Faculty + Lunch)

Faculty Directory

Office Hours and Learning Assistance

Student Org Interest Meeting

  • Attend an interest meeting of a student club, team or organization

Student Org Directory

Student Wellness

“Moments of Mindfulness”—Monday-Thursday:

Moments of Mindfulness website

Submit Points

Submit attendance to score points for your team

  • Each first-year student submits points for attending virtual events and visiting student resources
  • Bonus points for teams that attend virtual events as a group
  • Team Leaderboard updated weekly in E-Team email


Compete for Prizes

And bragging rights, too!

  • Top 3 teams at contest end: Pratt School of Engineering swag*
  • Team Grand Prize: To be announced


*Swag: noun. Colloquial for promotional material. Swag was an English criminal's slang for "quantity of stolen property, loot" from c. 1839. Source.