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March 8th, 2024

Dear students,

Spring break is just around the corner. We've spoken with so many students recently who are feeling the pressure and the excitement of reaching this checkpoint. Amid deadlines and midterms, please take care of yourselves and those around you.

March is an exciting time here at Duke. To start, we want to wish you a happy Women's History Month! In the next few weeks, look out for events to celebrate women's contributions to our society and opportunities to fight for gender equality. 

Furthermore, the start of Ramadan is this weekend. The Center for Muslim Life, along with campus partners, is proud to offer free programming and meals throughout the month to observe this sacred time. Details on these moments can be found below. Ramadan Mubarak to all who celebrate!

Whether you're planning a getaway, staying in Durham, or simply looking forward to some quality downtime, take this time to rest and recharge. You have earned it.

Go Duke,
Student Affairs
Engagement Opportunities
Gameday visits Duke this weekend

Join Duke Athletics for Duke vs UNC Rivalry Week Events including a live radio show with the Duke Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff, a Team Huddle with the Duke Men’s Basketball Team, and ESPN’s College GameDay. All students are welcome to any of these event’s no game ticket is necessary. Event Schedule is as follows:
Invitation to Meeting with the Undergraduate Young Trustee Finalists
Tuesday, March 19, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rubenstein Library, Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (Room 153)
We encourage all undergraduate students to attend the meeting (or watch the recording) and provide feedback on the Young Trustee finalists. Those who attend the meeting will be provided with a pizza following the event. In addition, there will be a raffle for prizes. Only those individuals who attended the meeting or watched the recording and submitted a feedback survey will be eligible for the raffle. To register and for more information, please visit
Celebrating Ramadan

Muslims around the world will begin fasting as the holy month of Ramadan begins. Here on campus, Monday to Thursday, the Center for Muslim Life (CML) will host free suhoor/sehri and iftar meals, prayer, and programming. All of the CML’s Ramadan programs and resources can be found on the Ramadan@Duke webpage here!

Campus Culture Survey

Make your voice heard by completing the Campus Culture Survey. Your feedback is valuable and confidential, and individual responses will never be reported or shared. If you haven't filled out the survey yet, you can find it in your inbox by searching "Campus Culture Survey".

All students who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for prizes, including bookstore gift cards, Duke Dining gift cards, and more.  Winners will be notified by March 25.
Resource Highlights
Spring Break Resources

For students staying on campus for Spring Break, click here to see what will be open and how you can spend your time around town.

In Case You Missed It...
Bonfire Guidelines

Pending Duke’s victory and safe weather conditions, please remember the guidelines for our bonfire traditions following the Duke vs. UNC Men's Basketball game on Saturday, March 9th. The guidelines were determined by the Durham Fire Marshal and Duke University officials in order to ensure the safety of those in attendance.

  • The bonfire location is in front of DOLLARD HOUSE (KILGO HOUSE P) on ABELE QUAD
  • APPROVED house benches are the ONLY bonfire fuel
  • STAFF ON SCENE will identify approved house benches to students
  • NO glass is allowed on Abele Quad
  • DO NOT sit/stand on building roofs, balconies, or window sills
  • NO use of bonfire accelerant is allowed

The bonfire permit allows TWO HOURS of burn time. Any other bonfire is ILLEGAL and may be PROSECUTABLE. Go Duke!
Commencement Speaker Nominations

The selection committee is now accepting nominations for student speaker. One student will represent roughly 1600 undergraduates, the other will do so for the 5000 or so candidates for graduate and professional degrees. All members of the Duke community are encouraged to suggest potential candidates for these two roles. Nominations are due March 18th. Additional details about eligibility can be found in the nomination form.

Humans of Duke

Nominate someone (can be student, staff, faculty, or anyone with some affiliation to Duke) on campus who you think should be featured on @thehumansofduke Instagram page by clicking on HERE! The Humans of Duke page was created to share authentic, inspiring stories about the diverse people at Duke to bring our community closer together. All nominations will be kept anonymous.

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