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Duke Student Affairs

The one and only 2/22/22 edition!

Dear students.
We have talked lately with many undergrads—first years to seniors—navigating the pre-break midterm season along with all kinds of transitions in life, leadership, housing plans, and community engagement. This moment is its own unique time on campus. We encourage each of you to pace yourselves and be intentional about your time, your goals, and your balance. Remember to actively seek connection to peers, faculty, and mentors as you navigate important decisions. Our teams are eager to help you, too.
We're also hopeful that the rest of the spring semester will continue the trend of lower COVID numbers, and we'll be sure to pass along any updates in campus policies and guidance as soon as they are available. We're also looking forward to more opportunities for us to gather as a community in the weeks ahead. 

Go Duke,
Mary Pat McMahon, Vice Provost of Student Affairs 
Gary Bennett, Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education     

QuadEx Updates

quad council elections start tomorrow!
Elections for West Campus Quad Councils start tomorrow, Wednesday, February 23 and run through February 28 in DukeGroups. Vote for your West Campus Quad's 6 leadership positions:
  • Co-President (rising Junior/Senior)
  • Co-President (rising Sophomore)
  • Vice President (will include budgetary responsibilities)
  • Social Chair
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Academic Chair
Election results will be announced on Thursday, March 1! 
Have questions about Quad Councils? Contact Dani Harmston, West Campus Dean for Housing and Residence Life. 

Traveling for Spring Break?

Need a COVID test or documentation for your travel?
"Exit"/travel tests continue to be available at the Bryan Center testing location Monday-Thursday. Just let the test site administrator know you're there for a travel test.
Friday, March 4, has been added as a day where exit tests are available at Bryan Center. This is the only Friday when testing is available on campus. Please note: students whose travel requires a test over the weekend will need to find their own test within the community. As always, you can find up-to-date information on surveillance testing site locations and hours on the Duke United site
Some students may need a "letter of recovery" that they had COVID recently instead. You can request this through Student Health at

Duke Sports Business Conference

The Duke Sports Business Conference (DSBC) is hosting its annual conference on Thursday, February 24 (6:00-9:00 p.m. EST) and Friday, February 25 (3:00-6:30 p.m. EST).
Paul Rabil (co-founder & president of the Premier Lacrosse League) and Kim Davis (senior executive vice president of the NHL) will be featured keynote speakers, and the conference will include panelists from ESPN, Amazon, RedBird Capital Partners, and more!

Duke/Durham Festival

DSG's Duke/Durham Festival hopes to help Duke students get out of the "Duke Bubble" for an evening! Arts and community organizations will be inside Penn Pavilion to showcase their craft and service to Durham, with food trucks nearby on Sunday, February 27.   

KVille Concert 

Concerts are finally back!
DUU Campus Concerts is excited to announce K-Ville Concert 2022 with very special guests Loud Luxury along with Small Town Records’ own Ila Amiri and Jack Taylor 🪐👾☄️.
Join us in the Card Lot next to K-Ville February 25 for a spectacular night celebrating music and P-checks!

ICYMI: Make Plans with Duke Summer Experiences!

Are you making summer plans? Research? Internship? Travel? Courses?
Explore the summer opportunities Duke has to offer on Duke Summer Experiences:

"ASK ME" Allergen Awareness Program

Duke Dining's "ASK ME" Allergen Awareness Program works to help provide the Duke Community the ability to feel confident and comfortable with their dietary needs by having an easily identifiable allergen representative who can address their allergen or dietary concerns. Stop by their table in the Brodhead Center, look for their purple "ASK ME" hats, or visit their website to learn more.
Questions? Email or call (919) 660-3900.

Spotted: Nicer weather means picnics

We love seeing you out on the quads enjoying time with friends!
Photo credit: Valerie Tan