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April 10th, 2024

Dear students,
If you can’t tell from the pollen, April is officially in full swing. This is a month filled with anticipation and celebration, particularly as we eagerly await the return of a cherished Duke tradition: Bricks To Stone. This event symbolizes the transition for first-year students from the brick buildings of East Campus to the stone buildings of West Campus—a significant milestone in their Duke experience.
As part of Bricks to Stone, first-year students will proudly parade from the Karsh Alumni Center to Duke Chapel. We encourage the entire Duke community to gather along Chapel Drive to show their support and encouragement. Following brief remarks, there will be opportunities to enjoy complimentary food, merchandise, and gatherings in the Quads. All are invited to celebrate with the first-year class.
Throughout the month, we are also observing Asian/American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Duke. While traditionally celebrated in May, we believe it is important to commemorate this month when our community is here on campus. Explore the comprehensive list of A/API programming provided by the Center for Multicultural Affairs and stop by to join the fun.
As we approach the conclusion of the academic year, we understand the pressures of impending finals, papers, and projects. It is crucial to prioritize self-care amidst these demands. Remember to take breaks, ensure sufficient rest, and prioritize your overall well-being.
Go Duke!
Student Affairs
Engagement Opportunities
Bricks to Stone
On Friday, April 12th, we're celebrating first-year students' transition to West Campus. This tradition has something for everyone, including free food and merch!

As the first-year procession makes its way up Chapel Drive from Karsh to the Chapel, we hope to see the whole Duke community out supporting them! The procession will start around 4:30 p.m., so make sure you're there in time. After the brief pinning ceremony at Duke Chapel, each Quad will host a party for their Quad members and alumni. Learn more about the day's schedule on Duke Groups.
Celebrating Black Greek Letter Organizations Panel Discussion
April 19th from 3-5 p.m. in Page Auditorium

Join us at Page Auditorium on the 19th for an enriching discussion on the cultural contributions of Black Greek Organizations at Duke University. Moderated by Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, this distinguished panel features Dr. Tamara Brown, Hon. Michael Morgan, Dr. Gail Morgan, and the current Duke undergraduate president of the National Pan Hellenic Council. Explore the impact of Black Greek Letter Organizations on Duke's history and campus culture, and their vital role in expressing black culture, heritage, and commitment to justice. Click here to register and to learn more about all the events.

Duke Common Experience 2024 Finalists
The Duke Common Experience Committee needs your input for selecting the 2024 book! Here are the finalists:
A Bigger Picture by Vanessa Nakate 
All We Can Save edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson 
Poverty by America by Matthew Desmond 
The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton 
Yellowface by R.F. Kuang

We value your opinion and want to hear from you. Share your thoughts with us to help inform our decision. Click here to submit your feedback!
Resource Highlights
Four Cards Career Pathways
April 18th from 4-6 p.m. in the French Family Science Center
Join us for the Four Cards Career Pathways Program presented by the Omega Zeta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Hosted by Duke University alumni who are members of the fraternity, this interactive session is open to the Duke University community. Explore career pathways in Healthcare, Law/Legal Studies, Finance/Business & Entrepreneurship, and Technology with industry professionals such as Dr. Lynt B. Johnson, Attorney Kenneth Murphy, Zaid Abdul-Aleem, Vincent Harris, and Demetrius Warrick. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights and guidance for your future career endeavors. Follow this link to register!
In Case You Missed It...
Sophomores, you're Halfway There!

Sophomores, it's time to celebrate YOU as you wrap up around half of your undergraduate journey at Duke. Join Spark and the Sophomore Class Council today at 4-6 p.m., for food, games, and your major shirts on Abele Quad! Click here to learn more!

Half Way There April 10 on Abele Quad
The entire Duke community witnessed this week’s solar eclipse from every corner of campus. With eclipse glasses shielding our eyes, we watched as the moon slid in front of the sun for a short period of darkened skies and a cool breeze. In that brief moment, we not only shared glasses but we were able to watch on in awe, together.
Students gathering on BC Plaze to see the eclipse
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