Celebrating TWO Duke victories
Celebrating TWO Duke victories

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February 7, 2023
Bonfire after the Duke-UNC game.
Photo by Mary Pat McMahon
Dear students,
What a weekend! We hope you enjoyed watching TWO Duke victories – first the men's basketball team over UNC, then the women's team over Notre Dame. How many of you were cheering with us at Cameron?
It's the first full week of Black History Month, a time to celebrate the bedrock contributions of Black communities throughout American history and to rededicate ourselves to the pursuit of racial justice. On Wednesday (2/8), the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture is hosting the BHM Keynote Lecture with author, filmmaker, and activist Kimberly Latrice Jones. We hope to see you there! You can view a full calendar of Black History Month events on Instagram.
Finally, applications for next year's housing are now OPEN. Visit the Housing & Residence Life website to make sure you have all the info you need. Don't forget to turn your applications in by Friday (2/10)!
Amid the fast pace of the semester, we encourage you to find moments to rest, recenter, and connect with those around you. (Unless you got a pre-sale code for Beyoncé tickets, in which case that's obviously your priority this week.)
Go Duke,
Mary Pat McMahon, Vice Provost of Student Affairs
Candis Watts Smith, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
QuadEx Updates

Welcome to your Quad!

Rising sophomores, you should have received an email from your RC welcoming you to your Quad. Didn't see it in your inbox? Reach out to Housing & Residence Life.
Rising juniors and seniors, make sure you turn in your housing applications by Friday (2/10)!
Engagement Opportunities

Black History Month Calendar 

Follow the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture on Instagram! You'll find a full calendar of events to celebrate Black History Month, with everything from film screenings to faculty discussions and social gatherings!
Pro Tip of the Week

Save money with Value Deals and Daily Devil Deals

Value Deals are meal options at $10 or less, and Daily Devil Deals are menu items priced at $5 or less. Check out the full list of menu items and locations on Duke Dining's webpage! (Deals are available on both East and West Campuses.)

Looking for summer internship funding? We can help!

The Internship Funding Program awards summer stipends to undergraduates who are pursuing unpaid or low-paying internship opportunities. The Career Center is able to offer $4000 grants to undergraduates who are pursuing these types of summer experiences
Students eligible for funding include first-year, sophomores, juniors, and first-semester seniors from all undergraduate academic majors. Applications are open now!
For additional information about the Internship Funding Program – including application deadlines, eligibility criteria, and selection process – please visit the program page on Career Hub.
Note: There's also an Internship Funding Program for eligible graduate students. More details here.
Resource Highlights

If you ever need to talk...

We know that 2023 has been marked by events that have impacted many members of our community. The horrific news out of Turkey and Syria has broken our hearts, and we are mourning the loss of so many lives. Please reach out if there’s anything we can do to help – whether that’s listening, talking, connecting you to specific kinds of trained support and care, or supporting programmatic initiatives to engage around these events. We're here for you.
CAPS: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers many services to Duke students, including telemental health appointments. Any student can call 919-660-1000 to speak with someone confidentially, or to request assistance with referrals in your local community.
DUKEREACH: DukeReach will help you identify support services from among the variety of resources across campus or in your local community. You can contact DukeReach at 919-681-2455 or by emailing dukereach@duke.edu.
DUKELINE: DukeLine is a student-run text line, where you can chat anonymously with trained Peer Coaches about anxiety, depression, relationships, or other issues. Text 984-230-4888 to learn more. Open daily, from 5:00–11:00 p.m.
IDENTITY AND CULTURAL CENTERS: The Student Affairs Identity and Cultural Centers also serve as important resources and places of connection and support for many of our students. The centers are offering programming and support throughout the year, including summer. Our ICCs include: Center for Multicultural AffairsCenter for Muslim LifeCenter for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Duke International Student CenterJewish Life at DukeMary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, and the Women’s Center.
ACADEMIC DEAN: Your Academic Dean is a key resource when navigating the university. Contact your Academic Dean if you need support with an absence, missed work, or issues such as academic planning, course withdrawals, and leaves of absence. Note that there are separate academic deans for Trinity and Pratt.
DUKE CHAPEL AND RELIGIOUS LIFE AT DUKE: Duke Chapel and Religious Life at Duke offers a wide range of student supports, whether or not you are connected to a religious tradition at all. Visit their website to connect with leaders from any of Duke's diverse faith groups, all of whom are experienced in offering emotional and spiritual care, and a non-anxious presence with a humanistic listening ear, to college-age students
SA ON-CALL TEAM: Student Affairs has a 24/7 on-call team to support urgent student matters. For urgent concerns after business hours, you may contact the Dean on-Call (cell: 984-287-0300), or if you are living in residential spaces, you may connect with the Residence Coordinator On-Call by contacting your Residential Assistant On-Call or directly through Duke Police (919-684-2444).
Spotted on Campus

First campus bonfire in 3 years

Thanks to Student Affairs staff for taking these photos!
Photo of a bench on fire Photo of campus bonfire
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