Undergraduate Students

All Duke undergraduate students should follow all modified guidance for the remainder of the spring semester. Details can be found here.


This Keep Learning Undergraduate FAQ section contains answers to many questions about undergraduate Housing, Campus Life, Academics, Orientation, etc.

If you do not find an answer here and you have an urgent question, please contact keeplearning@duke.edu


For the latest information related to COVID-19 testing and other health guidance, visit https://keeplearning.duke.edu/health-guidance/.


Duke welcomes all students for in-person teaching in the fall. Because we expect that some number will be unable to come to campus, we will continue to offer online courses. Therefore, Duke is offering a hybrid mode of education for the fall semester.

  • What if I don’t feel comfortable returning to Durham for in-person studies and prefer to study remotely?
    • Duke welcomes all students for in-person teaching in the fall. Because we expect that some number will be unable to come to campus, we will continue to offer online courses. Therefore, Duke is offering a hybrid mode of education for the fall semester. Please check Fall 2021 course listings for course mode of delivery before committing to course registration in July. 
  • I am a new undergraduate student. Can I take a gap year and/or defer enrollment? 
    • To request a gap year/deferred enrollment: 
    • Enroll at Duke University through your student portal (no deposit required). You may request your gap year through the student portal or by SUBMITTING THIS FORM. The deadline to submit your request to us is May 31, 2021. 
    • If you choose to defer enrollment, you must accept the following conditions: 
    • You agree not to apply for admission to any other college or university during the remainder of this year or during the coming year. 
    • You may not enroll at another college or university during your gap year with the expectation of receiving Duke credit for those courses. You may not enroll in a post-graduate program at a secondary school. 
    • If you do take any college courses during your gap year, you cannot retake those courses at Duke. 
    • You continue to abide by both the Conditions of Application and the conditions mentioned in the next to last paragraph of your letter of admission. 
  • Duke also offers a unique funding opportunity for some students pursuing gap years. For more information go to OUR GAP YEAR WEBPAGE. For more information, visit the FAQ at https://admissions.duke.edu/admit/.  
  • I am a returning Duke student. How do I request a Leave of Absence from Duke? Returning undergraduates wishing to request a Personal Leave of Absence from Duke should contact the Time Away Office.  

President Price announced on April 9 that Duke intends to require all students – undergraduate, graduate and professional – to be vaccinated in order to attend classes and other campus activities this Fall. Underlying this plan are several factors which we will closely follow, including the anticipated FDA approval of vaccines, WHO recognition of vaccines related to international students, ongoing availability of vaccines, and continuing (and new) travel restrictions. We will expect all of our students to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain a medical or religious exemption. In addition to protecting the community through vaccination, we expect to continue masking and some level of surveillance testing.

For more information and questions about vaccination, please read updates on the Keep Learning Health Guidance FAQs page.

We think many of your questions will be addressed at https://keeplearning.duke.edu/international-students/ but here is some general information.

Duke welcomes all students for in-person teaching in the fall. Because we expect that some number will be unable to come to campus, we will continue to offer online courses. Therefore, Duke is offering a hybrid mode of education for the fall semester. Please check Fall 2021 course listings for course mode of delivery before committing to course registration in July.  For more options, see the International Students Fall 2021 FAQ.

All new and returning Duke students, including international students, are required to present proof of vaccination to Student Health before they can attend classes for the Fall 2021 semester. This policy covers all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students – in all degree programs – who intend to be on the Duke campus for any program starting with the Fall 2021 semester. Documented medical and religious exemptions will be accommodated. Please visit the International Students FAQs Fall 2021 page for more information about vaccines, including which ones will fulfill the proof-of-vaccine requirement. https://keeplearning.duke.edu/international-students/

Answers to your visa questions about Fall 2021 may be found here. If not, please contact the Duke Visa Services Office. Duke Visa Services is located at 1st Floor, Bay 7, Smith Warehouse, 114 South Buchanan Boulevard.  You contact DVS by emailing visahelp@mc.duke.edu or calling (919) 681-8472.

You may also contact Duke’s International House.

If you still need help, please email keeplearning@duke.edu.

This page was updated 3/23/21.

Fall Registration

  • Shopping carts (formerly the bookbag) will open June 28, 2021. Students will not be able to see the fall schedule until then.  
  • Registration Windows:
    • Seniors, Thursday, July 8, 7:00 AM
    • Juniors – (last two digits of the Student ID)
      • 00-49, Friday, July 9, 7:00 AM
      • 50-99, Monday, July 12, 7:00 AM
    • Sophomores – (last two digits of the Student ID) 
      • 00-49, Tuesday, July 13, 7:00 AM
      • 50-99, Wednesday, July 14, 7:00 AM
    • First Year – (last two digits of the Student ID)
      • 00-49, Thursday, July 15, 7:00 AM
      • 50-99, Monday, July 19, 7:00 AM

Undergraduate advising begins on Monday, June 28, 2021.

Drop/Add begins at 12:00 AM on Tuesday, July 20, 2021; Late Registration Fee ($50) will be charged after Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

  • The week of 3/21, the Registrar’s Office placed a “hold” on all students’ records which you will see on the dashboard page on DukeHub.  This hold is essentially the same as the former “ineligible to enroll” status that remained until students met with their advisor for preregistration advising; at that time advisors made students eligible to enroll. It is for Fall 2021.
    • The hold does not impact students’ ability to enroll in summer sessions classes.  Students who have questions about summer session enrollment can consult the Registrar’s help guide
    • If you have questions, please contact your academic dean. If you have general questions, you may also email advising@duke.edu

Please go to the HRL site for more information on plans for Fall 2021 Housing

The provost announced important news about Duke plans for the summer on Jan. 28, 2021. The entire text is available here. FAQ with more details about Duke’s summer plans: Summer Session FAQ. We encourage you to check the Keep Exploring website for updates on co-curricular and experiential programs. Additional questions, please contact keeplearning@duke.edu.

Highlights include:

  • Summer Sessions I and II will include on-campus, in-person classes as well as remote offerings.
  • Duke-supported outgoing undergraduate summer travel—both global and domestic—will be suspended.
  • Duke will offer expanded in-person and remote co-curricular programming, through existing and new programs currently in development.
  • All undergraduate students participating in summer courses will be able to live in Duke campus housing.
  • For the first time, students participating in many Duke co-curricular programs—including summer internships, research, service, and civic engagement programs—will be eligible for Duke campus housing, based on availability.

Summer Session

  • New Summer Session registration dates are:
  • February 22nd—shopping carts (book bags) open
  • March 1st—registration opens

Students enrolled in in-person programming on campus this summer will be required to participate in COVID-19 testing and observe all COVID-19 protocols, which will include masking and social-distancing. 

Under the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), Duke is able to provide to students with exceptional financial need additional federal grants through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II).

The U.S. Department of Education has outlined that this grant is to be used by students to pay for education and/or emergency costs that arise or have arisen due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care.

Duke is required to prioritize students with exceptional need. Accordingly, the university has determined that to be eligible for a grant under this program, students must have a current (2020-21) FAFSA with an academic year Expected Family Contribution (EFC) at or below $15,000.

Duke has been allocated over $4.6 million in federal funds for this program and will distribute those funds directly to qualifying students starting in April 2021.

Information about eligibility, timing, and important steps can be found here under Key Resources.

This section was updated 4/2/21

This message went out to Duke students on April 2, 2021. FAQs about the exit survey are below.

  • Is there an exit survey for students?
    • Yes. All students living on campus or off campus in Durham are required to complete a brief departure survey to tell us when you are planning on leaving the area. Please complete the survey by Friday, April 1166 at 5:00 p.m. EST. 
  • Who has to complete the exit survey?
    •  All students (undergraduate, graduate and professional) living on campus or off campus in Durham are required to complete a brief departure survey to tell us when you are planning on leaving the area. If you are not living in the Durham area, you do not need to complete the survey. Please complete the survey by Friday, April 166 at 5:00 p.m. EST. 
  • What is the purpose of the exit survey?
    • To help us plan for the end of the semester, by telling us when you are planning on leaving the area.
  • Do I need to fill out the survey if I will continue to be in Durham this summer?
    • Yes. There will be an option to note this in the survey.
  • I need a negative COVID-19 test to return home for the semester. How do I schedule an exit test?
    • Exit testing is April 19 to April 30 in Penn Pavilion from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Results will be populated in 24 – 48 hours after testing. If you indicated you needed exiting testing, you were sent the sign up via email. If you need the link please email keeplearning@duke.edu.

This section was updated 3/21/21

In a message to all undergraduate students on Saturday, March 20, it was shared that Duke would lift most elements of the stay-in-place order effective at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 21.

When the stay-in-place is lifted Sunday, 3/21/21, at 9:00 AM:

  • All in-person courses—including lab classes—will resume their standard spring 2021 delivery (whether in-person or hybrid).
  • Students living in Duke-provided housing (including Avana, Blue Light, and the Washington Duke) may freely move about campus, but  we ask that on campus students  remain on campus grounds, and should only leave campus for essential travel and wellness-related activities through March 28th.
  • Students living off-campus in the Durham area are only permitted to be on campus for in-person classes and essential academic activities, to participate in surveillance testing, seek medical care at Student Health, or pick up grab-and-go food orders at the Brodhead Center. 
  • Students must follow Duke guidance limiting any indoor gatherings to 10 people or fewer, indoor or outdoors, on or off-campus, unless otherwise permitted through the student events approval process.
  • Common spaces such as the Bryan Center, Brodhead Center, and other campus buildings will re-open to residential students.  However, indoor dining will not be permitted at this time.
  • Libraries will reopen for undergraduates, including e-print stations.
  • Recreation Centers hours will be back to normal:
    • Wilson: Mon-Fri 8am-9pm; Sat 10am-2pm
    • Taishoff: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm
    • Red Mango: Mon-Fri 9am-9pm; Sat 10am-2pm
    • East Campus Tennis Courts set to reopen Tuesday 3/23

This section was updated 3/17/21

All undergraduates living on-campus or around the Durham community are to remain in Durham for the duration of the semester. Should travel outside Durham be necessary, students must notify Student Affairs of their personal travel plans. Students should complete the Notification to Leave Campus Form before they leave campus. After submission, the form is shared with Student Health and/or Surveillance Testing Team. Student Affairs asks that precautions are taken and that students follow Student Health instructions upon return. Duke currently restricts all non-essential business travel and discourages any personal travel to known virus hotspots. 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Testing after travel

  • Once you return to Durham, you must sequester in your room or apartment until you have cleared two rounds of SCHEDULED surveillance testing, including the 48-hour notification period following the second test.  This does not include the test you are encouraged to take immediately upon return to Durham to reactivate your DukeCard.
  • Sequester entails staying in one’s room or apartment at all times other than to get food and essential supplies, participate in surveillance testing, or get exercise. Students must not attend in-person classes or access non-essential in-person resources until their sequester period is completed. Academic deans will be notified of your sequester period in order to support remote learning during this time. Residence Life staff will be notified of return dates for on-campus students. The return to campus sequester requirement is firm and failure to adhere may result in loss of campus privileges or suspension from the university.
  • Please know that students away from campus are not removed from testing notifications, so your card will be deactivated if you don’t test when called. Please plan to test as soon as you are back on campus to reactivate your card. Testing locations and times are updated each week and can be found here: https://returnto.duke.edu/public-health-measures/covid-19-testing/#screening-sites 
  • All features of the stay-in-place pertain to you during your sequester period. 

Students can fill out the Notification to Leave Campus Form by visiting https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9TC8j3q93q6Ewyp

This section was updated 3/19/2021

  • I think my test was wrong, can I test again to show I am negative for COVID?
    • No. Duke’s surveillance test actually involves two separate PCR tests: an initial pooled test and a confirmatory individual test. These PCR tests are highly sensitive and accurate for detecting the presence of viral RNA; a false positive is exceptionally unlikely. False negative tests are actually more likely because the amount of virus that an infected person sheds can wax and wane. This is why the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Durham Public Health, and Duke’s Infectious Disease experts have all established directives that a person cannot “test out” of isolation early even if they have a subsequent negative test.
  • Can I “test out” of isolation or quarantine?
    • No, students cannot “test out” of isolation or quarantine. Per the directives of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Durham Public Health, and Duke’s Infectious Disease experts, isolation cannot end early with subsequent negative test results because the amount of virus that an infected person sheds can wax and wane. To ensure your safety and the safety of our community, we cannot deviate from these directives.
  • Does Duke use antibody tests?
    • No, Duke does not use antibody testing. Duke’s surveillance test actually involves two separate PCR tests: an initial pooled test and a confirmatory individual test. These PCR tests are highly sensitive and accurate for detecting the presence of viral RNA. 
  • I’ve been vaccinated. Do I need to continue to be tested? 
    • Yes. While the vaccine has been shown to reduce/prevent symptoms and prevent the risk of serious illness, it has not been proven to prevent infection and transmission. Therefore, we must continue to do testing on students who have been vaccinated, both as part of our regular asymptomatic surveillance testing and testing during quarantine.  
  • What do I do if I forgot to scan my test tube?
    • If you forgot to scan your test tube you will need to go back to a testing site and retest as soon as possible to ensure your DukeCard won’t be turned off.
    • You can always look back at your SymMon app to see the last time a test was scanned.
  • I forgot to get tested today/my test didn’t register and my DukeCard is turned off. What do I do?
    • Monday – Friday
      • The Washington Duke Inn is open until 6:00 pm Monday – Friday for late testing.
      • If you were unable to complete your scheduled surveillance test before 6:00 pm, your DukeCard will be deactivated. We ask that you please go to a testing site first thing tomorrow morning to get tested, between 9:00 am- 4:00 pm. Doing so will reactivate your Duke Card.  
      • If you need access to your residence hall and your Duke Card has been deactivated, you can contact your GR on Call 5:00 pm-9:00  pm, or the RA on Call after 9:00 pm (please refer to the cell phone numbers posted on your residence halls).

As for food, Duke Dining has a process that allows you to scan a special QR code that defers payment until tomorrow so that you can still eat.

  • Weekends
    • If you need access to your residence hall because your DukeCard has been deactivated, you can contact your GR on Call 5:00 pm-9:00 pm, or the RA on Call after 9:00 pm (please refer to the cell phone numbers posted on your residence halls).
    • As for food, Duke Dining has a process that allows you to scan a special QR code that defers payment until tomorrow so that you can still eat. In the future, it is important to go to your scheduled surveillance testing date to prevent these issues from happening.
    • If you are a student living on campus, your card will be reactivated Saturday morning. However, your card will deactivate again come Monday morning. You must report for testing first thing Monday to reactivate your card.

In the future, it is critical to go on your scheduled surveillance testing date for the safety of our community and to prevent these issues from happening.

  • How do I reschedule my surveillance test?
    • Surveillance tests cannot be rescheduled. For your health and the safety of the Duke community, it is critical that you arrange your schedule to complete testing when you are called. Testing sites are open Monday – Friday 9:00 pm to 4:00 pm Some times are open later, you can find the latest schedule here. If there are unforeseen circumstances that prevent you from attending testing on a day you are called please email keeplearning@duke.edu to notify them.
  • I did my surveillance testing earlier today, but just got a text reminder to get tested today. Do I need to get tested again?
    • Please check your SympMon app. If your test was scanned properly it will show the time and date you just tested.
      • If the time and date listed is the time you just tested then the system likely sent the text before your test was registered. DukeCard access shouldn’t be impacted, but if something does happen with your access please reach out to keeplearning@duke.edu.
      • If the time and date listed isn’t the time you just tested and it is an older date, your test wasn’t scanned properly. You will need to go retest ASAP. If it is after hours please see question “I forgot to get tested today/my test didn’t register and my Duke Card is turned off. What do I do?”
  • I am studying remotely, but was called in for testing. What should I do?
    • Please email keeplearning@duke.edu to confirm your testing status. They will work with the Surveillance Testing team to confirm your record.
  • I forgot to complete my symptom monitoring and now my DukeCard is turned off. What do I do?
    • You should complete your symptom monitoring immediately.
      • If you live off campus, you must complete your symptom monitoring before reporting to campus each day.
      • If you live on campus, you should submit your symptoms first thing in the morning to prevent your card from being turned off.  
  • I live in Durham with all virtual classes and got called in for surveillance testing. Do I need to get tested?
    • Duke cares about the health and well-being of all students under its care, and your attendance at testing is an important part. We encourage you to participate in surveillance testing. 
  • I participated in surveillance testing today and just received notification to get tested again tomorrow. Do I need to test tomorrow? 
    • Please email keeplearning@duke.edu with your specific circumstance so that we can verify if you need to test again.
  • I participated in surveillance testing today but now my DukeCard is turned off. What should I do?
    • There is a chance your test didn’t scan correctly.  Please check your SymMon app to confirm the last time a test was scanned. If your test didn’t scan, you will need to get tested again the next business day. If your test did scan, please email keeplearning@duke.edu for assistance.
    • If you need access to your residence hall because your DukeCard has been deactivated, you can contact your GR on Call 5:00 pm-9:00 pm, or the RA on Call after 9:00 pm (please refer to the cell phone numbers posted on your residence halls).
    • As for food, Duke Dining has a process that allows you to scan a special QR code that defers payment until tomorrow so that you can still eat. In the future, it is important to go to your scheduled surveillance testing date to prevent these issues from happening

General information on surveillance testing and site hours can be found here

If you don’t find the answer you are looking for in the questions above, please email keeplearning@duke.edu

This section was updated 2/1/21

  • Do I need to self-quarantine and get tested before arriving for spring semester?
    • Following public health guidance, we are asking that all students travelling to the Durham area in January observe 10 days of quarantine prior to their travels. During quarantine, you should limit your contact to immediate household members, take care to observe social distancing, wear face coverings if you must be outside the home, and wash your hands frequently.
    • Also, students who are returning to Durham from other locations are STRONGLY encouraged to take a COVID test within five days of your arrival to Durham; check local and state public health resources to find out what might be available in your area. This means if you will arrive in Durham on January 16, you should get tested between January 11-15 and wait to travel to campus until you receive your result.
  • I am returning to campus after January 20, how do I coordinate my entry testing?
  • I am arriving to Durham after January 20, how do I coordinate my move-in to residential housing?
    • Call your respective campus office to set up a time to pick up your key after your entry testing.
      • West Campus residents: email upperclasscampus@duke.edu or call 919-684-5486
      • All other residents: email rlhs-east@studentaffairs.duke.edu or call 919-684-5320

This section was updated on 12/21/20

  • Will all eateries be open in the spring? How will dining work overall?
    • Just as with the fall, we will have similar location open for the spring semester. This page is updated with current vendor hours and menus. Students will also be strongly encouraged to order food using a mobile app. Similarly, Duke Dining has established contactless pick-up locations across West Campus, although the exact fall locations will be finalized soon.

      In addition to our existing regulated health and safety protocols, Duke Dining also is following state and local requirements and taking extra precautions to ensure we’re doing everything we can to keep our community safe.
  • What will the flexibility with student dining meal plans look like? Will on-campus students, including those living in apartments with kitchens, be able to decline a meal plan?
    • As in the past, all students in Duke-assigned housing will be required to have a Dining Plan. This semester, students will notice an increase in mobile ordering, additional Merchant’s On Points vendors, a frequent Food Truck rotation, and expanded dining hours.
  • Will students be able to eat outside of their residence halls, such as in the Brodhead Center, Bryan Center, or outside?
    • Due to increase of COVID-19 cases, as of 10/29 indoor dining seating has been closed and all dining vendors will be pick up only.
  • How will students get meals during heavy rush hours safely?
    • Many Duke Dining locations, including at least five in the Brodhead Center, will be available for mobile ordering and rapid pick-up, with additional venues planned to be added later in the semester.
  • How will Marketplace specifically work?
    • Due to increase of COVID-19 cases, as of 10/29/20 indoor dining seating has been closed and all dining vendors will be pick up only.
  • How can I prevent the spread of COVID-19 while dining?
    • If dining with others, please be sure you are keeping 6ft distance from one another. Also, after you are done eating you should immediately put on your mask. As a reminder, as of 10/29/20 indoor dining is closed.
  • How will Duke accommodate the food needs of students living farther away from campus (e.g., Blue Light or the WaDuke)?
    •  Students residing in the housing spaces that are not “on-campus” will have access to Merchant On Points and a Food Truck rotations at their housing locations. Availability varies based on the specific location.  
  • Where can I find additional Duke Dining COVID-19 response information?
  • I have more questions about dining. Where can I go for more answers? 

This section was updated 2/1/2021

Campus Activities

  • Can student groups host events and meetings in the spring semester?
    • At this time, in-person events are under strict attendance limitations. Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people or less, while outdoor gatherings are gatherings are limited to 25 people or less. This includes all events, programs, meetings, and social gatherings. Additionally, please note that many policies have been adapted and/or changed to comply with COVID Guidelines. All policies and procedures are subject to change in accordance with meeting the expectations of Duke University and COVID Guidelines. In-person events at Duke University are not allowed prior to February 1, 2021. All in-person events on and after February 1 will follow the same strict guidelines and processes from the Fall ’20 semester. Please check the UCAE page for the most current student activity policies.
  • Do off-campus events have to follow Duke’s event guidelines?
    • Regardless of whether you plan to spend this semester in on-campus housing or elsewhere in Durham, as a member of the Duke community, the Duke Community Standard and Undergraduate Student COVID-19 Policy Plan is applicable to your behavior and conduct. This includes the current guidelines around in-person events.
  • Will there be traditional campus activities this semester? 
    • Student Affairs along with other campus departments are currently thinking about Duke’s rich student traditions and how they can be implemented in the safest manner while still engaging the student body and creating memories.
  • Will student groups be able to have events off campus, especially volunteer groups?
    • At this time, in-person events are under strict attendance limitations. Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people or less, while outdoor gatherings are gatherings are limited to 25 people or less. This includes all events, programs, meetings, and social gatherings. Additionally, please note that many policies have been adapted and/or changed to comply with COVID Guidelines. All policies and procedures are subject to change in accordance with meeting the expectations of Duke University and COVID Guidelines. In-person events at Duke University are not allowed prior to February 1, 2021. All in-person events on and after February 1 will follow the same strict guidelines and processes from the Fall ’20 semester. Please check the UCAE page for the most current student activity policies
  • Will organizations (e.g., clubs, SLGs) be able to have programming? How will gatherings for social groups be limited? 
  • At this time, in-person events are under strict attendance limitations. Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people or less, while outdoor gatherings are gatherings are limited to 25 people or less. This includes all events, programs, meetings, and social gatherings. Additionally, please note that many policies have been adapted and/or changed to comply with COVID Guidelines. All policies and procedures are subject to change in accordance with meeting the expectations of Duke University and COVID Guidelines. In-person events at Duke University are not allowed prior to February 1, 2021. All in-person events on and after February 1 will follow the same strict guidelines and processes from the Fall ’20 semester. Please check the UCAE page for the most current student activity policies

Campus Life

  • Can family or other off-campus visitors visit during the semester?
    • No overnight visitors will be allowed during move-in week or during the fall semester.
  • What if I need to travel away from Durham / surrounding area this semester? 
    • Duke asks all undergraduate students living in or around the Durham community (including Duke housing) to remain in Durham for the duration of the semester. If travel outside of the Durham area is necessary, for medical or unforeseen reasons, students should submit notification at the following link: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9TC8j3q93q6Ewyp
  • How do I social distance and also have a social life?
    • There are still lots of ways to socialize while maintaining proper physical distancing! It is true that COVID-19 is shifting the ways that all of us interact with one another. Although we will wear masks and distance ourselves, finding safe ways to socialize remains an important part of the Duke experience. Most group-based activities will occur virtually, outside, or in small groups, and students must practice all of the identified safety behaviors. There are still lots of ways to hang out with friends and otherwise be social while doing so. We encourage you to take walks, gather with friends on the quad, and spend time together… just make sure you are wearing your masks, staying 6 feet apart, and keeping your group to under 10. 

Campus Facilities

  • How will buses safely work during popular class times? How often will there be transportation?
    • To limit potential exposure to bus drivers and passengers, busses will be running with limited capacity between East and West Campus, and between Duke off-campus housing and West Campus. Bus schedules will also be limited. More information on safety guidelines on the parking website.
  • Will the Bryan Center be open?
    • Yes, public spaces the Bryan Center will be accessible to some degree, but with reduced capacity and spaced seating in order to promote social distancing.
  • Will Wilson Recreation be open in the spring semester?
    • Wilson Recreation Center and Taishoff Aquatics Center will be open for the spring through a reservation system on the MyRec portal. Brodie Recreation Center and all other Rec & P.E. facilities will remain closed until further notice. All updates will be communicated on social media (@DukeRec) or through the Rec & P.E. website.
    • Access to Rec & P.E. facilities and in-person programs is dependent on students having paid the recreation fee. If you were not assessed the recreation fee as part of your Bursar bill, you can still participate in virtual Group Fitness classes, Trivia Nights, esports and more by enrolling in a Digital Membership. Those assessed the recreation fee can access virtual programs at no additional cost. 
    • All programs and memberships can be registered for through the MyRec portal. Visit the Rec & P.E. website for facility hourshealth and safety details, and our FAQ. Contact recreation@duke.edu with additional questions.
  • Will the libraries be open?
    • Duke students can study in the library, but you will need to reserve a seat in advance using our online seat reservation system. You can also borrow books, DVDs, and other library materials. Although library stacks will be closed for safety purposes, you can still get books and other materials by using the Library Takeout Service.  In addition, the Libraries have enabled a “scan on demand” service to provide chapter and article scans of most materials. Use the “request” feature in the library catalog to make a Library Takeout or scanning request. Duke’s librarians are here to help you with any questions you may have and any research you’re doing. An easy way to get help is the Ask a Librarian chat service. First-year students can reach out to their Personal Librarian for research help, and for research in specific subject areas, you can look up your subject specialist.
  • Will I be allowed to sit and study in public spaces like the Bryan Center?
    • Yes, public spaces the Bryan Center will be accessible to some degree, but with reduced capacity and spaced seating in order to promote social distancing.
  • Will public spaces be sanitized professionally on a regular basis? 
    • Yes. Duke has committed to increased standards for the sanitizing and cleaning of all spaces and surfaces.
  • May I come back to my work study campus job now that stay-in-place ended?
    • Yes! Also, it’s worth noting that all Duke-controlled housing is considered “on-campus.”
  • Is work study available for spring 2021?
    • Yes! Students will be offered work study in their financial aid awards and will have the opportunity to apply for available positions as in previous years. Both in-person and remote work options are available, though the number of jobs is less than usual due to COVID-19. General information about work study is here. Also, it is important to know that all Duke students who apply for financial aid will be offered work study, regardless of financial need. Contact personalfinance@duke.edu or your financial aid officer if you have any questions about work study. Students in search of work study jobs should start by looking on Duke List for job opportunities.
    • Details and implications for campus hiring managers can be found here under the guidelines established for the 2020-21 academic year. If you have additional questions regarding eligibility for work outside of North Carolina, please engage your management center representative, Robin Miller, Associate Vice President, Disbursement Services, or Dave Smithwick, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources. Questions related to work study should be directed to StudentLoans@duke.edu.
  • If I live off-campus but have a work-study job on campus, will I get campus access? 
    • A work-study job on campus is a legitimate reason for students who live off campus to come to campus, provided that the position has an in-person component. If your work can be performed remotely, you need to work off-campus. Ask your supervisor whether the job is in-person or remote. If it is in-person, your supervisor will help you get the necessary access to perform your duties.
  • Can I have a work-study job if I live outside of the Durham area?
    • Some remote positions may be available for undergraduates receiving work-study, including out-of-state students and international students living in the US. Please see the details for campus hiring managers here on the Student Loan Office page.
  • Can I receive a loan instead of work study if I prefer? This was an option for students in previous years, is it still available this year?
    • Yes. If you are a domestic work study student and would like a loan to help with your incidental expenses instead of a work-study offer, you can contact your financial aid counselor to request this change. Also, if you are not able to find a work-study position and need funding to assist with incidental expenses, you can contact your financial aid counselor to request a loan to cover your costs until a position becomes available.

This section was updated 2/15/21

  • Can I have Duke student who live off campus visit me in the residence hall?
    • No. Due to COVID-19 mitigation strategies, only on campus students are allowed in residence halls. This guideline is part of the Duke’s ​undergraduate COVID-19 policy plan. 
  • I was on campus in the fall semester but am not returning to campus in the spring semester. What do I need to do?
    • Update your address in DukeHub with your residence for the spring semester
    • Email your academic Dean to make them aware of this change 
    • Contact OARC@duke.edu to change Duke Compact attestation to remote status
    • If you were assigned Duke housing; email HRL to cancel your spring semester housing through the housing portal
    • If you have additional questions, please email keeplearning@duke.edu
  • I am not returning to campus, but I have belongings in my room from the fall semester. What do I do?
    • If you can drive to campus to pick up your belongings, you can make arrangements to retrieve your belongings via each HRL campus office:
      • West Campus residents: email upperclasscampus@duke.edu or call 919-684-5486
      • All other residents: email rlhs-east@studentaffairs.duke.edu or call 919-684-5320
    • If you are unable to return to campus, you have a few options. For all of these options, the move-out must be complete by February 15 and all arrangements must be made with your respective campus office (contact information is above):
      • You can opt into a pack/ship/store agreement with a local company. Duke has made arrangements with a local company who will pack your belongings and either store or ship your items to you. The cost for these services would need to be covered by the student. If interested in these arrangements, please reach out to LB. Deadline to sign up for this service is Feb 8
      • You can designate a proxy who can move out your belongings for you. This might be a friend or relative who lives in the Durham area.
      • You can donate all of your belongings. To do this, please write an email to your respective campus office to confirm your decision.
  • Do I have to wear a mask when I am visiting with others or in a common room?
    • Yes. Per Duke’s policy masks must be worn at all times.
  • What should I do if I am living in a housing owned building and start to feel sick?
    • Symptomatic or exposed individuals should call Student Health at 919-681-9355 or the Duke COVID-19 Hotline at 919-385-0429 in order to receive instructions on how to receive your care (both numbers will be routed to the COVID Hotline). The COVID Hotline will be staffed daily between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m, with additional after-hours care available.  
  • Do I get to isolate/quarantine in my housing assignment?
    • Duke has designated multiple locations where students can be isolated or quarantined based on their specific situation. Those students will be in single bed spaces with basic amenities, including food service from Duke and support from health care providers. Student Affairs and the Academic Deans will also work with students and their families to address needs on an individual basis. You can learn more about testing, quarantine, and isolation here.
  • If I sign up for housing and/or move-in, and then decide to study remotely or take time off, will I be released from my housing assignment?
    • Yes, and we will prorate your housing fee depending on how long you stayed in campus housing. If you decide to cancel your housing, you can do so through the housing portal.
  • How can I mail packages to campus?

Carriers are not allowed to deliver into the residence halls currently. To mail packages to the U.S. Post Office in the Bryan Center:

First Name, Last Name / PO Box Number
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708

If you are using another carrier (FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.) you will need to send the package to a near-campus hub or office for pickup. For information about your options, we encourage you to review each carrier’s website. There is a FedEx location on 9th Street and UPS location on Erwin Road

This section was updated 11/23/20

The COVID-19 Addendum suspends Duke-supported travel, unless it is deemed “essential” and meets other requirements, and this suspension is being extended beyond the previously announced end date of Nov. 24, 2020 until the last day of classes of the Spring semester which is April 21, 2021. 

  • Addendum released July 1, 2020 to support and define terms of Duke’s full restriction on travel that went into effect on March 10th.
  • Requires all travel (domestic and international) by Duke-supported travelers (whether faculty, staff, student, alumnus or other) enter their travel and personal details into Duke’s Travel Registry.
  • Requires that all Duke-supported travel be deemed “essential” and written approval from one’s “Top-Level Manager” (e.g., Dean of School, Director of Institute, or his/her delegate) be secured by traveler well in advance of departure (approval in email format is acceptable).
  • Requires that Undergraduates secure approval from both their “Top-Level Manager” and the COVID-19 Travel Subcommittee.
  • Requires that students whose travel is approved, sign an “Acknowledgement of Choices and Waiver and Release” document and remit a copy to Travel Policy Administrator.
  • Additional FAQ’s on educational/professional travel can be found here.

This section was updated 12/22/20

For the latest information related to testing and other health guidance, visit https://keeplearning.duke.edu/health-guidance/.
  • Will there be consequences for students who don’t abide by social distancing guidelines, including wearing masks, hosting/attending parties, etc?
    • Students who flagrantly disregard state, local, and/or university COVID-19 expectations and policies will be referred for disciplinary action and may result in that person losing the opportunity to remain on-campus. This is because willful failure to follow these basic expectations presents a serious health risk to the safety of our Duke and Durham community – including your peers, faculty, staff, and our Durham neighbors.

      We also know that in cases where students forget or make mistakes, students may need reminders in order to adhere to health guidance. Interventions in these circumstances will be designed to help students remember and adhere to safety guidance going forward. You can find more information on the Duke Compact here.
  • What happens if the COVID-19 situation in NC worsens and we have to move back phases? Will students be sent home again?
    • While we hope this would not happen, public health conditions may require the university to implement a shelter-in-place status, shift to remote-only instruction, or ask you to isolate or quarantine based on your individual circumstance. We don’t say this to alarm anyone—in fact, just the opposite. Simple steps such as maintaining a stock of non-perishable food and water in your room or apartment, ensuring you have needed course materials with you whether in Durham or elsewhere, and having any important items you may need on hand (such as medications, etc.) enable you to adapt to changing conditions. We urge all students to plan for these types of scenarios.
    • Duke will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in North Carolina and our local area.
  • What will isolation for ill students look like? Will students be sent home if they get really sick?
    • Duke has designated multiple locations where students can be isolated or quarantined based on their specific situation. Those students will be in single bed spaces with basic amenities, including food service from Duke and support from health care providers. Student Affairs and the Academic Deans will also work with students and their families to address needs on an individual basis. You can learn more about testing, quarantine, and isolation here.
  • What should I do if have COVID-19 symptoms or think I’ve been exposed?
    • Student living on or off-campus who are symptomatic or exposed individuals should call Student Health at 919-681-9355 or the Duke COVID-19 Hotline at 919-385-0429 in order to receive instructions on how to receive your care (both numbers will be routed to the COVID Hotline). The COVID Hotline will be staffed daily between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m, with additional after-hours care available.  
  • 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.
  • Do I need to practice physical distancing if I am not sick?
    • Yes! Since the virus can be spread before people show symptoms, it is important to practice physical distancing, even when you don’t feel sick or show any symptoms.
  • How can I protect myself and others?

This section was updated 12/22/20

CAPS and Blue Devil Cares

  • 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.
  • Will Blue Devils Care be continued?
    • Yes, Blue Devils Care will be continued through the fall semester. Blue Devils Care provides 24/7 mental telehealth support to all students at no cost. To get started, visit the Blue Devils Care website. Register once using your @duke.edu email address and the service key at the bottom of the email on June 30th from Vice Provosts Bennett and McMahon, then you’ll be ready to use the service whenever you need it.
  • Is CAPS open?
    • Students wanting to connect with our Access services should call CAPS at 919-660-1000 between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm.

      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 CAPS capacity be expanded this year?
    • Counseling & Psychological Services has expanded its offerings since March, including the introduction of Blue Devils Care, which will continue through the fall semester. CAPS clinicians are also seeing students remotely right now. Please visit the CAPS webiste to view the full slate mental health and wellness services provided by Duke.

Health Services

  • Is Student Health open?
    • Yes, Student Health is 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 calling Student Health at 919-681-9355

      Symptomatic or exposed individuals should call Student Health at 919-681-9355 or the Duke COVID-19 Hotline at 919-385-0429 in order to receive instructions on how to receive your care (both numbers will be routed to the COVID Hotline). The COVID Hotline will be staffed daily between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m, with additional after-hours care available.  
  • What number do I call for after hours for emergency health concerns?
    • For urgent matters after hours, you may speak to a nurse by calling Student Health at 919-681-9355
  • Will the Campus Center Pharmacy, Nutrition and Dental Services remain open?
  • What should I do if I feel sick with non-COVID symptoms and want to make an appointment with Student Health?
    • Students who are experiencing symptoms of an illness not related to COVID need to be baseline tested before visiting Student Health. Students should call Student Health at 919-681-9355 or the Duke COVID-19 Hotline at 919-385-0429 in order to receive instructions on how to schedule a ​baseline test (both numbers will be routed to the COVID Hotline). Please note the test will be done at a drive-thru off-campus site. Students will be expected to isolate until their results come back. If their results come back negative, ​your results will be auto released by MyChart, and you can proceed to call Student Health to schedule your appointment. 
  • What should I do if I feel sick with COVID-19 symptoms?
    • Students living on or off-campus who are symptomatic or exposed individuals should call Student Health at 919-681-9355 or the Duke COVID-19 Hotline at 919-385-0429 in order to receive instructions on how to receive your care (both numbers will be routed to the COVID Hotline). The COVID Hotline will be staffed daily between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m, with additional after-hours care available. 
    • Students feeling sick with COVID-19 symptoms should call Duke Health right away to schedule symptomatic testing at a drive-thru location off-campus. Students feeling ill shouldn’t wait to do surveillance testing to get results.

Remote Students

  • 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.
  • Do I have to report if I have COVID-19 if I am no longer on campus? How do I report?
    • The primary concern is that you report COVID-19 to the health care providers/health department where you are currently located. It would also be helpful for you to report it to us for tracking purposes. The best way to do that is for you to use the travel registry, but you can also contact Student Health.
  • 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.

This section was updated 3/23/21.

General Questions

Undergraduate Research

  • May I return to my independent research project post stay-in-place order, which ended 3/21?
    • Yes, including ones in the School of Medicine if you already had been approved this spring semester.
  • If you are interested in an undergraduate research opportunity this spring, please consult the principal investigator or supervisor to learn their requirements/protocols.  Only juniors and seniors who are enrolled in independent study courses or any student in a paid or work-study position will be eligible for laboratory-based research positions in the School of Medicine, due to COVID-19 restrictions. And everyone will have to complete baseline testing before you can come back into the labs, even if you were onsite in the fall term.

Academics

  • I am considering taking a course graded (satisfactory/unsatisfactory). Where can I get more information?
    General information is available here. For questions about your specific needs/situation, please check with your academic dean, who will advise you when you are considering the S/U option.
  • Can I enroll part-time in Spring 2021?
    • Students in their final semester who can graduate by enrolling in 2.5 cc or less may request part-time status for spring 2021.  They will need to request part-time by the last day of classes fall 2020, Monday, Nov. 16th by 5 pm.  Students enrolled in part-time course loads pay tuition by the credit.  This is a return to the usual policy and deadline.  More information and the request form can be found here:  https://trinity.duke.edu/undergraduate/academic-policies/graduation-part-time-status
  • I would like to take some time off starting in the Spring 2021 semester.  How do I do that?
    • Students wishing to take a break for a term may do so by taking a personal leave of absence.  Students wishing to take a personal leave of absence for spring 2021 must do so after finals end in fall 2020 (Nov. 25th) and by the last business day before classes start in spring, Tuesday, Jan. 19th by 5 pm.  This is a return to the usual deadline for request with the exception of the grace extension.  Grace will be extended through the first week of classes for exceptional circumstances, although students will be responsible for the usual withdrawal tuition reimbursement schedule and mandatory fees.  The deadline for the extended request period will be Wednesday, Jan. 27th by 5 pm.  Because this is expensive, students are urged to request a personal leave no later than Tuesday, Jan. 19th by 5 pm.
  • What is the 2020-2021 academic calendar? 
    • Here is the 2020-2021 academic calendar. Spring 2021 starts on Wednesday, January 20.  
  • May I record my professors’ online lectures and share them?
    • You need to ask permission to record a lecture and it must be for your personal studying only. Recording or distributing recordings by a Duke faculty member without permission is a serious violation of Duke’s policy. Also, we have suggestions for how students can protect their personally identifiable information in recorded classroom environments here: https://scholarworks.duke.edu/privacy/.
  • I was on campus in the fall semester but am not returning to campus in the spring semester. What do I need to do?
    • Update your address in DukeHub with your residence for the spring semester
    • Email your academic Dean to make them aware of this change 
    • Contact OARC@duke.edu to change Duke Compact attestation to remote status
    • If you were assigned Duke housing; email HRL to cancel your spring semester housing through the housing portal
    • If you have additional questions, please email keeplearning@duke.edu

Internet/Technical Issues/Zoom

  • I’m having internet connection problems. What about undergraduates who do not have access to computers and/or internet beyond Duke? Can I get a mobile WiFi hotspot and/or a computer? 
    • Undergraduates can try contacting OIT-Help desk or The LINK for suggestions. The LINK offers a limited number of short term laptop loans if you have a Duke-purchased laptop under warranty that requires repair. If you have a non-Duke purchased laptop or are out of warranty, ask if there are any available Chromebook short term loans while you figure out what you are going to do. You may check back on subsequent days. If you have a wifi issue, you can also contact your internet provider to see what they recommend.
      • If you are an undergraduate with high financial need who is experiencing technology access problems in Spring 2021, please fill out this form to apply for assistance. The Duke LIFE office has a limited number of laptop and wifi hotspots to loan high need students.
  • What should I do if I need assistance for using Zoom or Sakai? 
    • The ARC (Academic Resource Center) has a student-friendly learning online guide and Zoom instructions here. Look on the sidebar on the left.
  • For technical help with Sakai or Zoom, contact the Duke OIT Service Desk at 

Miscellaneous

  • How does distance-learning impact students who have Academic Accommodations? 
    • Instructors are expected to continue to comply with academic accommodations authorized by the Student Disability Access Office (SDAO). Students with accommodations should provide instructors with a letter outlining their approved accommodations. If a student has new or updated accommodations for any reason, the SDAO will provide the student with a new letter to give to instructors. As an aside, Zoom has the ability to provide live closed captioning. If you are not seeing this, and but would like to see this feature, please feel free to reach out to your instructor.
  • What academic support and mental health resources are available to me away from campus? 
    • There are numerous offices listed on our Key Resources page that are now geared up to work with students remotely.
  • How will I access my academic support or participate in tutoring if I am not on campus? 
    • Peer tutoring and other academic resources (including learning consultations and GRE/MCAT Prep workshops) through the Academic Resource Center will be available remotely through Zoom and phone. Information about their online services is available here.
  • What if I need a textbook, book, article, or some other material for writing a paper or doing my coursework? 
    • See the Library services on our Key Resources page for a wealth of information about digitized books and textbooks and how to talk to your librarian online.
  • Whom should I contact if I have questions about a course? 
    • For all questions related to specific courses, please contact the course instructor.
  • Can I speak with a Director of Academic Engagement (DAE)?
    •  DAEs are available for virtual appointments during bookbagging period and the rest of the semester to talk about your long-term goals and plans. Schedule here.
  • How do I find out how to apply for the Fulbright, Rhodes, and other nationally competitive scholarships since I am not on campus? 
  • What if I have more questions about classes and academics that are not answered here? 
    • Please contact your academic dean.

This section was updated 1/11/21.

  • Why can’t I see my aid under the “What I Owe” section in DukeHub?
    • Financial aid is applied to accounts on January 11 for the spring semester. If you don’t see your aid after that date, be sure to check your to-do list to make sure you’ve completed all the necessary paperwork.
  • I will be getting a refund. When can I expect that?
    • Students whose credits exceed their charges in a term receive a refund. Refunds will be processed on or around the first day of spring classes.
  • My family experienced a loss of income in 2020. Can I request additional financial aid?
    • Yes, you can submit an appeal based on your 2020 income. Please submit your family’s 2020 taxes and W2s/wage statements before March 1, 2021. You can learn more about this process on our Special Circumstances page. 
  • Should I let the financial aid office know about my Spring 2021 housing arrangements?
    • Please fill out our survey here if both of the following apply to you: 1) you are living off campus (at home or renting off campus) for Spring 2021, and 2) you have had a change in your housing situation from Fall 2020 to Spring 2021 (example: switching from living at home to renting, or vice versa). 
    • If you are living on campus in Spring 2021 or are moving from one rental arrangement to another, you don’t need to let us know.
  • I will be a returning student and need financial aid for 21-22, but I haven’t submitted my financial aid application yet. Is it too late, and will I be penalized?
    • It’s not too late! Please submit your FAFSA and CSS Profile at your earliest convenience. After you have done so, keep an eye on your DukeHub to-do items to see if we request additional documentation from you. 
  • How will part-time enrollment affect my financial aid?
    • As long as you’re taking three credits, your financial aid won’t be affected by part-time enrollment. If you are taking fewer than three credits, adjustments to your aid for part-time status will be made after the end of drop/add in the spring. You can learn more here.
  • I have more questions about financial aid. Where can I find answers?
    • Please visit the financial aid website. You may also find your questions answered in the financial aid Coronavirus-related FAQs.
    • If you do not find an answer on the financial aid website, please email finaid@duke.edu or reach out to your financial aid counselor directly. You can find your financial aid counselor named in your DukeHub account.