Housing and Roommate Finder

Durham, North Carolina will be your home for the next few years. Students are strongly encouraged to secure housing arrangements as early as possible during the summer. It is best to have housing arrangements finalized before the beginning of your Orientation Week activities. Moving to Durham at least a week before Orientation will help to ease your transitioning process as well as allow you to familiarize yourself with Durham, your new home.

Friendly reminder, the process to secure housing may prove to be one of the most time consuming aspects of your transition to the area. Begin your process early and take advantage of available resources in order to make the most of the experience. Note: most new graduate and professional students must secure off-campus housing; limited on-campus housing options are available at the link below in the “Find a Roommate” Section.

Search living options close to campus >> Housing Near Duke

DukeList also has housing options available

House Hunting Tips and Furnished Temporary Housing


Why Use Back2Grad?
We have provided Nicholas students a safe, private environment where newly admitted students can meet each other before starting school.  It is completely free to sign up, and students can meet their future classmates, find roommates, and message privately.  They can even find apartments posted by alumni and friends of the University.  Sign-up today at https://back2grad.com/nicholas

What can Back2Grad do for you exactly? It can:

  1. Help you meet other Nicholas admitted students
  2. Help you find a roommate and available housing in the area
  3. Help you network/socialize with your future classmates before arriving on campus

Come try it out today! Creating a profile takes 30 seconds, and you can sign up at https://back2grad.com/nicholas with the access code below. 

  • Email: Use your Duke email address firstname.lastname@duke.edu
  • Password: Create your own
  • Access Code: Nicholas_School_2021

On-Campus Graduate and Professional Student Housing

For on-campus graduate and professional student housing, priority will be given to students on visa status attending school outside of their home country for the first time.