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Duke Student Affairs

October 7, 2021

We hope you each had a restful and restorative Fall Break! We were pleased to welcome you back with good news and share some updated campus processes in our email yesterday (see ICYMI section below!). 
Thank you for sharing your great ideas for how to spend our autumn season in Durham and at Duke in our last poll! We hope to bump into you in the Gardens or maybe while trying something pumpkin-flavored around town. 🎃
Go Duke, 
Mary Pat McMahon, Vice Provost of Student Affairs   
Gary Bennett, Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education  

Are we getting QuadExcited yet?

Though you may have read about QuadEx in the Chronicle a couple weeks ago, we want to be sure you saw our email last week with our formal announcement of QuadEx, Duke's new and improved living and learning experience.
we still want to hear from you!
Have thoughts you want to share with us about QuadEx? Great—we want to hear from you! Share your thoughts here.

Resource Highlight: Blue Devils Care

Midterms on top of *everything else* got you stressed? Not really feeling yourself lately? Just need someone to talk to? Blue Devils Care is a FREE 24/7 resource for ALL Duke students!
Help us end the stigma by telling us your story of how you've used Blue Devils Care. Responses are 100% anonymous, and could help a fellow student get motivated to use this resource. By telling your story, you might just help another get the help they need.

Tell us your story here. 

Engagement Opportunity: Discussion with Nina King 

Join the Duke Sports Business Conference (DSBC) for a virtual discussion with Nina King, Duke's VP and Director of Athletics, on Wednesday, October 13, from 7-8 p.m.
Register here to learn more about King's career in sports and her take on the future of collegiate athletics, covering topics such as diversity and inclusion, conference realignment, and name, image, and likeness (NIL).
Follow DSBC for more info and upcoming events!

Campus processes updated due to low cases

As shared in our email yesterday:
Additional capacity for indoor dining is being added at most on-campus locations. Please continue to mask up when not actively eating.
Masks are recommended—but not required—in semi-public residential spaces (commons rooms, laundry rooms), similar to Duke's current outdoor masking guidance.
The 50-person event capacity limit is no longer in place for student organization events and private parties, though groups will still need to engage with UCAE to help with event planning and safety protocols (especially if food is being served). Remember to register your event through DukeGroups.

Spotted on campus: Pickleball Champs!

Congrats to DukeRec's pickleball champs! Don't forget, Duke Rec & PE has all kinds of tournaments you can sign up for throughout the semester, and RecFest is coming up on October 14!