Welcome Fall Semester Students

Registration for the 2020 Fall Semester is here! Gwendy Womble will send you any necessary permission numbers before registration begins Wednesday, April 2. Duke students register in DukeHub; non-Duke students will be registered by Gwendy Womble. If you are non-Duke student and have not sent your course selections to Gwendy, please do so asap.

Research Independent Study

We will be sending a final list of research independent study options/advisors via email (The list will also be available on the above website). If you’re interested in doing research independent study, please email the instructors whose project(s) match your interests. When an instructor has agreed to work with you, forward that email to Gwendolyn.womble@duke.edu and she will send you a permission number to register with.

Important Dates:

  • Move in is after 12p.m. Sunday, Aug 23, 2020
  • The 2020 fall semester begins with student orientation on Monday, Aug 24, 2020.
  • Fall Break: Friday, October 2th beginning at 7 Classes resume Monday, October 14.
  • Thanksgiving Holiday:  Tuesday, Nov. 24th 10:30pm, November Classes resume Monday, November 30
  • The 2020 fall semester ends on Friday, Dec 11 – move out is by 9 am on Saturday, Dec 12

Travel to Beaufort:

About one month before the beginning of the fall semester we will invite you to join a Facebook group with your fellow students to coordinate carpooling, share taxis, post flights, etc. At that time you can post your New Bern (EWN) flight arrival time and begin corresponding with other students arriving around the same time. To maximize shuttle sharing as much as possible, I suggest everyone try to land in New Bern around 1pm. If everyone does this, you can save money by sharing shuttles. Students who arrive on later flights end up having to take a shuttle by themselves. The New Bern airport is located off Highway (70 East) and is an easy stop for students traveling from Duke’s main campus.

Best Taxi Option from New Bern Airport:
A to Z Shuttle & Taxi: 252-631-0111 – this service is located within the airport, you can pay with a credit card and you can reserve online! https://www.atozpcs.com/

Other Shuttle Options: Diamond Limo (sounds fancy, but it’s actually economical….read on!)
A cluster of students can share the cost of a limousine from Diamond Limousine. I realize this sounds fancy, but it’s actually the most economical option that takes credit cards! Several students can travel together and they charge approximately $75 – please add gratuity for the driver:  252-240-1680

Carteret Cab 252-247-4600 (cash only)
A1 Cab 252-504-3680 (cash only)
Shuttle Me: 252-637-7433 (the most expensive, but takes credit cards)

Visit the Duke Marine Lab Facebook page to keep up with what is happening in Beaufort.


Housing and a meal plan are automatic with your registration in Marine Lab courses. Send roommate requests and inquiries about single room availability to Stephanie Klein (stephanie.klein@duke.edu); 252-504-7652). Duke students: information about how to request Durham housing when you return to main campus in the fall can be found online in January or February. Please make sure that you correspond with the Res Life folks directly to make sure you have housing when you get back to main campus! Non-Duke students: please correspond directly with your off-campus studies office (or equivalent) at your home institution to let them know your plans for the fall semester.

Visit this web site to learn more about Duke Marine Lab undergraduate student programs.

If you have any questions or problems with registration please feel free to contact Gwendy Womble (252-504-7502; gwendolyn.womble@duke.edu).

Need help with Marine Lab courses? Email Katie Wood, (252-504-7586; katie.wood@duke.edu)