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Welcome New Blue Devils! 

Check out the Duke 2025 Digest each week for the top five most important deadlines and pieces of information to help your transition before Orientation.
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Complete Your Housing Application

As the University continues to develop plans for the living and dining arrangements for the Fall 2021 semester, information will be communicated to you as soon as possible. In the meantime, please complete the Housing application by Sunday, May 31.
This application includes lifestyle questions that will be used for roommate matching, along with housing policies, terms and contracts. When you submit your application, you will be automatically enrolled into the First-Year Dining Plan (Plan I). Your housing assignment will be available in MyDuke in June.
Click here for instructions on how to access the application.

Your Virtual Blue Book is Here! 

The Blue Book features deadlines, resources and everything you need to do over the summer before you start, including course registration steps, immunization info, orientation program opportunities and much more! Visit bluebook.duke.edu to start exploring your Blue Book today. 
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Pre-Orientation Program Applications Open

Applications for the 2021 Pre-Orientation Programs are open! Any application received before the June 4 deadline will be considered.
All programs will be occuring in person and locally based in Durham. The Office of New Student Programs is dedicated to providing a fun and safe experience and will be taking into account all necessary COVID-19 compliance precautions. More information about each of the programs can be found on the Blue Book or the New Student Program website.
Should you have any questions, please contact the Office of New Student Programs at studentorientation@duke.edu.
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Summer Transition Series Webinars

The Summer Transition Series (STS) provides online opportunities to get your pressing questions answered in real time by the experts. All webinars are hosted via Zoom from 4-5pm (EST).
Join us on Wednesday, May 26 for the Campus Resources Webinar featuring representatives from Housing Assignments, Dining, DukeCard, Financial Aid, and Technology.
Click here to access the full schedule, learn how to submit questions in advance and register. Check out the full lineup below!
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FOCUS Program Deadline Approaching

FOCUS creates a vibrant, living-learning, intellectual community for faculty and students by enrolling first-year students in 2 of their 4 courses in the spring semester prior to starting at Duke. FOCUS is an example of transformational education, where the boundaries of the classroom are fundamentally redefined. Students live with their clusters in the same residence halls on East Campus to facilitate discussion and scholarly exploration. More information about the program can be found at focus.duke.edu.
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Get to Know Duke

Each week we will introduce a new office on campus so you can "Get to Know Duke" throughout the summer. We're kicking things off with the Academic Resource Center!
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Message regarding COVID-19

We know that new students and families are eager to know what Duke is doing for the Fall 2021 semester. So are we! The University is now planning for a range of options that prioritize the health and safety of our campus community and will ensure that you, the Class of 2025, will have a terrific first semester of study and engagement as Blue Devils. Further information about the Fall semester should be available by the end of June. Be assured you will be among the first to know when our plans are ready.
In the meantime, you can always find the most up-to-date information on the Duke United website.

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