Pre-Orientation is scheduled Thursday, August 17 and Friday, August 18. Attendance is optional except for students required to take the language exams.
Orientation Week officially begins on Monday, August 21. That day you will begin meetings with faculty, staff, and students to determine your plan of study and course schedule. During orientation you will learn more about course registration and advising, certificate and career opportunities, participate in special sessions, and other matters related to your academic studies. The information that you receive during orientation will be crucial to making a successful transition to Duke. All new students are expected to attend Orientation Week. Although we encourage you attend all events and activities, only the required sessions are mandatory.
During orientation we will have some social events to help you get to know other new students, the faculty and returning students as well as the staff of the school. Additionally, we will try to allow some time during the week for you to take care of those settling-in details, such as setting up cable and Internet service and buying groceries. Orientation will end officially on Wednesday, August 23 but there will likely be optional activities occurring on Friday, August 25.