Graduate and Professional Students

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  • Need emergency funds related to COVID-19?
    • Applications remain open for funding from the Duke Student Assistance Fund, which was established to assist undergraduate, graduate and professional students with unexpected and extraordinary expenses related to the disruptions cased by the COVID-19 pandemic. Students may submit applications for grants using your Net ID at https://studentassistance.duke.edu
  • What if I have questions that are not answered here? 
    • For questions on what student support and resources are available beyond what you see in this accordion menu, please check back to keeplearning.duke.edu for more information. If you have further questions, write to keeplearning@duke.edu, and our response team will get back to you as soon as possible.

International Graduate School StudentsFind visa, academic status, and financial support FAQ on the International FAQ page

This section was updated 8/4/20.

General Registration Information

Graduate and Professional Students Registration Window – Monday, August 3, 7:00 AM ET

Please review your school’s website for updates to specific programs

This section was updated on 8/4/20.

For the latest information related to testing and other health guidance, visit https://keeplearning.duke.edu/health-guidance/.

  • Who can I talk to if I need mental health support right now?
    • If you have a mental health emergency while at home, you should identify and access local mental health providers and/or the local emergency facilities.
    • We recognize the anxiety and emotional strain that these circumstances may place on all of us. Students who remain local (e.g., permitted to remain on campus, or who live off-campus in the Duke vicinity) can access Counseling and Psychological Services (919-660-1000). Students anywhere can connect with support through DukeReach (919-681-2455).
    • With a signed release, CAPS can communicate with your local provider. Please contact your CAPS provider at 919-660-1000.
    • Students also now have access to 24/7 mental telehealth support at no cost through Blue Devils Care. Blue Devils Care is available to all full- or part-time degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate or professional students, and includes two types of remote services for students. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you will be able to talk to a licensed mental health provider directly from your device. Blue Devils Care provides on-demand mental health support and gives students a safe space to talk about anything at any time (anxiety surrounding COVID-19, relationships, sadness, isolation and loneliness, etc.).
    • Free scheduled telehealth counseling sessions are also now available for students through Blue Devils Care. Sign in, and select Scheduled Counseling to set up single or recurring counseling sessions. As a reminder, you can always use TalkNow for 24/7, on-demand mental health support.
    • We also support and encourage self-care during these stressful times. Find tips on taking care of ourselves during infectious disease outbreaks from the American Psychiatric Association.
    • Remember that sleep and exercise promote immune system capacity.
  • Is Student Health still open?
    • Yes, Student Health is still open. Find hours on their site. Student Health also offers video/tele-health visits to students residing in North Carolina. Just call first (919-681-9355) to speak with a nurse to ensure it’s a type of visit Student Health can provide remotely. For urgent matters after hours, you may speak to a nurse by contacting UNC Healthlink at 919-966-3820.
    • If you feel sick, you should call Student Health during business hours at 919-681-9355 and choose option 2 to speak to a triage nurse if you are experiencing any symptoms or have any concerns. For urgent matters after hours, contact UNC Healthlink at 919-966-3820.
  • Is CAPS still open?
    • Students wanting to connect with our Access services should call CAPS at 919-660-1000 between the hours of 9-3.
    • Students also now have access to 24/7 mental telehealth support at no cost through Blue Devils Care. Blue Devils Care is available to all full- or part-time degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate or professional students, and includes two types of remote services for students. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you will be able to talk to a licensed mental health provider directly from your device. Blue Devils Care provides on-demand mental health support and gives students a safe space to talk about anything at any time (anxiety surrounding COVID-19, relationships, sadness, isolation and loneliness, etc.).
    • Free scheduled telehealth counseling sessions are also now available for students. Sign in, and select Scheduled Counseling to set up single or recurring counseling sessions. As a reminder, you can always use TalkNow for 24/7, on-demand mental health support.
  • Will my Duke Student Health Plan work with providers outside the Duke network?
    • The Duke Student Health Insurance Plan covers routine medical care within the U.S. Outside of the U.S, students only have emergency and urgent care services. If you are within the U.S., you should call the phone number on the back of your ID card (800-579-8022) or visit www.bcbsnc.com to find an in-network provider. If you need medical care outside of the U.S., you should go to the closest emergency facility and present your Blue Cross insurance ID card.
  • Can I tele-health meet with Student Health?
    • Student Health offers video/tele-health visits to students who residing in North Carolina. You will need to call us first to speak with a nurse to ensure it’s a type of visit Student Health can provide remotely.
  • I was seeing a clinician/provider in the Durham community. Who can help me connect with a provider in my area?
    • To connect with a provider in your area, the best thing to do is check with your insurance plan’s website and look for preferred providers in your location.
  • Can I still use UNC HealthLink after hours for emergency health concerns?
    • Yes – UNC HealthLink is operational and you can speak to a nurse for after-hours for urgent health care concerns.
  • Will the Campus Center Pharmacy, Nutrition and Dental Services remain open?
    • Yes, Campus Center Pharmacy and Nutrition will remain open normal operating hours. Dental Services has announced the temporary suspension of dental services. All affected appointments will be rescheduled and communicated once the office reopening date is confirmed. 
  • How can I protect myself and others? First, you can protect yourself and others by following university guidance and not returning to campus. Returning home, or staying away from campus, represents a vital gesture of care for those who can’t leave campus. The more students who leave, the easier it will be to care for those who may become ill and to manage the eventual impact of COVID-19.
    • In addition, please follow current recommendations, including washing your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; coughing/sneezing into a tissue or your sleeve; avoiding close contact with those who are sick; and staying home when you are sick. Take steps to lower your risk at meetings and events, including holding video or teleconference meetings, modifying in-person interactions, and maintaining a six-foot distance.
  • What should I do if I feel sick? Students, if you feel sick, you should call Student Health during business hours at 919-681-9355 and choose option 2 to speak to a triage nurse if you are experiencing any symptoms or have any concerns.  For urgent matters after hours, you may speak to a nurse by contacting UNC Healthlink at 919-966-3820.
  • What is “physical distancing” and how do I do that? 
    • Keeping space between you and others is one of the best tools we have to avoid being exposed to the COVID-19 virus and slowing its spread. Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is important to stay away from others when possible, even if you have no symptoms. Social distancing is important for everyone, especially to help protect people who are at higher risk of getting very sick. Always stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
  • Can I get my prescriptions filled remotely?
    • Students should contact the original prescriber of their medication to obtain refills. If a provider at Student Health prescribed the medication, the student can contact that provider through Duke MyChart and our provider will be able to send in a new prescription to their home pharmacy. If the medication was prescribed by a student’s home physician or another health care provider at Duke, the student will need to contact that provider for refills. The Duke Campus Center Pharmacy can also transfer existing prescriptions to a student’s home pharmacy as needed. 
    • Please note that this does NOT apply to medicines that are controlled substances. These include but are not limited to most ADHD medications, certain pain medications, and a category of medications called benzodiazepines that are used to treat some mental health conditions. Students in need of such medications will need to see a provider at home for evaluation and treatment.

Professional school libraries messages will follow soon or are available on websites:  

School of Medicine: https://mclibrary.duke.edu/about/coronavirus  

Fuqua School of Business: The Ford Library is closed and librarians are providing library services remotely.  The Reference Librarians Team is using email and chat (https://library.fuqua.duke.edu/about/askus.htm) to help students and faculty with research. The Data Services Team (library-data-requests@fuqua.duke.edu) will continue to assist faculty with data purchases. For further information about Ford Library collections and services, visit this website: https://library.fuqua.duke.edu

For technical information or support we encourage you to contact your school’s IT leadership.