Welcome Summer Session Students

The 2020 Summer Sessions are fast approaching!  Registration begins Monday, February 17.  If you are a Duke student, and have not registered, you can do so in DukeHub.  If you are a non-Duke student, you will be registered by a member of the Duke Marine Lab Admin Team and should receive an email soon.

For information about your summer session at the Duke Marine Lab, visit .  We will be adding information to that website regularly.

Research Independent Study

If you are interested in research independent study for a summer tern, a list of faculty/projects who are available during both terms will be made available closer to registration. If you’re interested in doing research independent study, please email the instructors whose research match your interests.  When an instructor has agreed to work with you, forward that email to gwendolyn.womble@duke.edu and Gwendy will send you a permission number.


Important Dates

Summer Term I

  • Move in is between 12 pm and 5 pm, Sunday, May 10. When you arrive on Campus, you’ll see signs for registration in the dining hall. You will meet your Resident Advisers, get your room assignment, key, and be given your packet with all kinds of helpful information.
  • The 2020 Summer Session I begins with student orientation on Monday, May 11 at 8:30 am in the Auditorium
  • The 2020 Summer Session I ends on Friday, June 12 – move out is by 8:30 am on Saturday, June 13.

Summer Term II

  • Move in is between 12 pm and 5 pm, Sunday, July 5.
  • The 2020 Summer Session II begins with student orientation on Monday, July 6 at 8:30 am in the Auditorium
  • The 2020 Summer Session II ends on Friday, August 7 – move out is by 8:30 am on Saturday, August 8.

Travel to Beaufort

Facebook group

Google Transportation Sheet- Transportation to Beaufort

About one month before the beginning of the spring 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, we 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 Shuttle Options:

A to Z Shuttle: 252-631-0111
They operate out of the New Bern Airport: https://www.atozpcs.com/ You can reserve online – takes credit cards and cash. 

Diamond Limousine: 252-240-1680
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.

Other Shuttles Options:
Carteret Cab 252-247-4600 (cash only)
A1 Cab 252-504-3680 (cash only)

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).

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 Residential Life directly to make sure you have housing when you return 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, gwendy.womble@duke.edu), Park Watson (252-504-7531; park.watson@duke.edu).

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