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Duke Student Affairs

November 2, 2021

Hey Dukies,
Last week we announced the QuadEx Question of the Week, and THANK YOU so much to the more than 700+ students that have responded to the first question on blocking!
If you haven't shared your thoughts yet, there is still time—the survey is open until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday. Please do answer, not just for the prizes, but for the impact. These one-question surveys are an important way for you to share your thoughts on QuadEx. The data collected will directly inform our decisions as we bring the new residential system to life.  
Thanks, and as always, go Duke, 
Mary Pat McMahon, Vice Provost of Student Affairs    
Gary Bennett, Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education  

Reminder: QuadEx Question of the Week

Don't forget to answer our first QuadEx Question of the Week in order to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE at the end of the semester!  

QoW #1: What is your ideal block size? 

Unsure what "blocking" means? We've got you. Click the link above to answer the question and learn more, including some mythbusters behind blocking.
Reminder: answer each week's question for a chance to win weekly prizes (spoiler alert: the Week 2 prize is controlling music in the WU for a day!), and participate every week for a chance to win the grand prize: your choice of either exclusive premier parking in the Student Wellness Center lot for two weeks in January, or priority class registration for Fall 2022 (a day ahead of your class)!

Spring RA applications are open until Friday

Being a Resident Assistant (RA) is not only a valuable service to your peers, but can also help develop skills that will benefit you in life after Duke. You'll learn effective communication, leadership, relationship building, time management, empathy, and more.
Visit the RA recruitment website to learn more about the position.

Flu Shot Deadline Extended to November 19

As a reminder, the flu vaccination (or an approved medical/religious exemption) is a requirement for all Duke students. Failure to complete this requirement by the deadline (November 19) may result in disciplinary action through the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

Haven't gotten yours yet? Don't worry! Student Health is providing additional flu clinics for students who may have missed the first several offered. 

Already got your shot, just not at Duke? Email your documentation to

CAPS support for identity-related trauma

Duke Counseling and Psychological Services is committed to the health and well-being of every Duke student. CAPS has a diverse team of licensed mental health clinicians who are committed to providing sensitive care and support for students who identify as a member of historically underrepresented groups.
CAPS provides confidential evaluation, referral, and individual and group counseling for students. They are located on the third floor of the Student Wellness Center and are open M-F 8:00-5:00.
Students may walk in from 10:00-3:00 to meet with a counselor.

Spotted on campus: witches, ghouls, and goblins (and maybe The Flash?)

The inaugural Devil's Masquerade was a spooky-good time! Check out an album of photos on the Student Affairs Facebook page.