Before You Arrive

Email, NetID, & Listservs

NetID/Password and Duke Email

All students will receive a Duke NetID (network identification), which will be needed to access many of the university’s student portals and systems. Be sure to keep your NetID and password safe and secure. Your NetID is the electronic key to a variety of computing systems and services at Duke. Used in combination with a strong password, the NetID provides access to online resources such as Duke email, centralized server space, calendaring, and Concur. Students are automatically assigned a NetID upon matriculation. 

You do not need to request a NetID; it will be provided for you. Be sure to check your personal email address within one week of confirming your enrollment/paying the tuition deposit. Your NetID is different from your Duke Unique ID (DUID), a seven-digit numeric identifier printed on the back of your Duke ID card/badge in the upper left-hand corner. 

All new students should have their NetID and password as well as access to their Duke email account within 2-3 business days of confirming their fall enrollment. 

You should check your personal email address to make sure that you have not overlooked the initial instructions and login details. Be sure to check the spam and junk folders, as well. If you cannot find this information, please contact the university’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) at 919-684-2200 or to request that the initial setup instructions be resent to you. Be prepared to provide a few personal identification markers, such as your date of birth, permanent address, and/or the last four digits of your social security number.

Listserv Subscriptions 

Your Duke email address will be subscribed to the appropriate listservs during the summer. You will receive more information about these listservs before starting the program in the fall. These listservs are for academic purposes only. 

Sustainable Name Tag

Nicholas Sustainable Name Tag:
A Gift to the Incoming Students

As a professional degree environmental student, we expect that you will attend several career-related events, conferences, seminars, and workshops during your time at the Nicholas School. To help you professionally present yourself, the Nicholas School Student Services team will provide each incoming student with a sustainable name tag. The wooden name tag will have the Nicholas School name and logo as well as your name engraved on it. Please make sure to complete this form by Monday, June 17, at 11:59pm to indicate the name you’d like on your name tag and whether you’d like your pronouns listed. The Student Services team welcomes each of you to the Nicholas School community and looks forward to partnering in your academic and career success.