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Duke Student Affairs

November 30, 2021

Welcome back from Thanksgiving Break!

We hope you each had a chance to relax and unwind a bit as we prepare to head into the home stretch of the fall semester. 

Whether this is your first time wrapping up the semester here at Duke, your last time, or something in between, please remember to pace yourself as we head into December. Prioritize your wellbeing and stay connected to your faculty, advisors, and friends. Navigating last classes and projects, reading period, exams and papers can be a lot to manage, and it goes better when we see and support one another.
Go Duke,    
Mary Pat McMahon, Vice Provost of Student Affairs 
Gary Bennett, Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education    

QuadEx Updates


We are thrilled to announce our first two QuadEx Faculty Fellows! Professors Shani B. Daily and Gregory Samanez-Larkin have been appointed the Levitan Faculty Fellows, tasked with fully developing opportunities for faculty-student engagement and intellectual exploration in QuadEx.
Read more about the Faculty Fellows, and we can't wait to share more with you— and have you meet them—next semester.

Don't forget to answer each week's question to be eligible for this semester's GRAND PRIZE—exclusive premier parking in the Student Wellness Lot for two weeks in January, OR priority class registration for Fall 2022 (register a day ahead of your entire class!).

Get your COVID booster before break!

Winter Break is fast approaching, but we know that COVID does not take breaks. The best precaution you can take now to prevent COVID-19 is to get your booster shot before leaving for winter break in a few weeks. 

Duke has added new options for all students to get their COVID booster on campus. Find details in today's email about COVID boosters, and we strongly encourage you get your booster shot before you leave for Winter Break. 
Thank you for doing your part to help us begin the spring semester as safely as possible.

Course evaluations are now open!

Go to to access your included courses. You may notice that course evaluations look different this year. The process has undergone some significant changes, including a new platform and new questions. Most exciting of all, Trinity College now releases most course evaluation results for students to view and consider.
Course evaluations help instructors improve classes--and that helps YOU! Future students also want to know about your experiences, so your feedback is important.

Donate extra food points to Feed Every Devil

Feed Every Devil was created by students in the Code+ program in collaboration with DukeReach and Duke Dining to help students facing food insecurity, which refers to a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. 
If you have extra food points this semester and would like to support students experiencing food insecurity, please visit to learn more.

Chapel Fellowship application due TODAY!

Duke students are invited to apply for the Duke Chapel's Eric Lincoln Theology & Arts Fellowship, which comes with funding up to $2,000 and an opportunity to exhibit a visual art project in Duke Chapel. Applications are due November 30 (TODAY). 
Read more, find the online application, and see links to the projects of past recipients here:
students gathered around a table lighting menorahs

Spotted on campus: singing, Menorahs, cookies, and fellowship!

Check out the 8 Nights of Hanukkah event calendar on Instagram!
(Photo credit: Reuven Remez, Jewish Life at Duke)