FAQs – Summer

Q:  Can I arrive at the Marine Lab early?

A:  To request permission for early move in, please contact Asst. Dean for Residential Life,  Stephanie Klein (stephanie.klein@duke.edu; 252-504-7652).

Q:  Does the Marine Lab provide transportation for the start of the academic terms? 

A:  For summer 2020, the Marine Lab will support transportation to the Marine Lab from Durham.  Please be on the lookout for a survey from Stephanie Klein, Asst. Dean for Residential Life for more information.

Q: How do students get into town if they don’t have cars? 
The Carteret County Area Transportation System (CCATS) is an accessible public transportation service for all residents and guests of Carteret County.  The average cost is $2 one way.  For more information visit:


Q:  Where is the closest airport?

A:  The New Bern airport is approximately 45 minutes away from the Marine Lab.  Raleigh/Durham is                approximately 3 hours. Airport code: EWN. https://www.newbernairport.com/

Q:  Can I bring my bike?

A:  You are welcome to bring your bike.  We have bike racks around campus, so we suggest bringing a lock and cover (if you’d like).  The bikes are not allowed in any buildings or hallways.

Q:  What is the RA phone number?

A:  252-241-6898

Q:  How to I pay my tuition?

A:  https://finance.duke.edu/bursar/Payments/

Q:  I was awarded a scholarship, but it hasn’t posted to my account.  Do I pay it and get refunded?

A:  You’ll only need to pay the amount that will not be covered by your scholarship. Contact Gwendy.Womble@duke.edu) if you have questions.

Q:  Do I need to send a deposit?

A:  No, we do not require deposits.

Q:  What is the difference in the Health Fee and Health Insurance?

A:  All enrolled students pay a health fee, and does not replace student or personal health insurance.  This is the same fee that students in Durham pay, and will cover any expenses that would be covered at Duke Student Health.  For more information visit


Q:  When are final exams?

A:  Typically the last day of class during the summer, but contact your instructor or Gwendy.Womble@duke.edu with questions.

Q:  How do I request a roommate?

A:  Send roommate requests and inquiries about single room availability to Stephanie Klein  (Stephanie.Klein@duke.edu)