Plus info about next year's housing apps
Plus info about next year's housing apps

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January 26, 2023
Dear students,
With three weeks of spring semester in the books, we hope you're settling into a good routine. Some of you might even be planning out the rest of your year, looking toward summer internships or thinking about roommates.
This week's newsletter has information about summer internship funding and next year's housing applications. We're announcing new allergy-friendly dining options on East Campus, and we have exciting updates on Duke's Climate CommitmentAll of that information can be found below our signatures.
We can't ignore, however, that many members of our community are mourning right now. This Monday (1/30) at 6:30 p.m., there will be a student-led community vigil and processing space in response to the tragedies in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay. It will be held in the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, on the first floor of the Bryan Center, for those who would like to attend.
As always, our staff is here to talk or to help you access available resources – whatever you need. Resources are listed below our signatures. Please don't hesitate to reach out for any reason at all.
Thank you all for making our community stronger, safer, and more welcoming. You make us proud to be Blue Devils!
Go Duke,
Gary Bennett, Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education
Mary Pat McMahon, Vice Provost of Student Affairs

2023-2024 Housing Application & Info Sessions

Applications for next year's housing open on February 7, and it's going to look a little different than it has in previous years. Don't worry! Housing and Residence Life is hosting info sessions to walk you through the process. A full schedule and timeline are on our website, and here are the next two:
  • For rising sophomores: Monday, January 30, at 7 p.m. (Zoom link)

  • For rising juniors & seniors: Wednesday, February 1, at 7 p.m. (Zoom link)

2023-2024 Student Conduct Board (SCB) Applications

The Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards is looking for open-minded students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional students) that care about accountability and desire to contribute to upholding the Duke Community Standard.
The Student Conduct Board (SCB) is a group of students, faculty, and staff appointed to hear alleged infractions of university policy. The board is charged with determining whether a student’s/student group’s actions constitute a violation of university policy and if so, issue an appropriate outcome.
Applications for the 2023-2024 SCB close February 10. For more information, visit our website. For questions, contact Assistant Dean of Students, Adric Hardy (, and Senior Program Coordinator, Aaron Lash Jr. (
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Apply for Summer Internship Funds

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.
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Marketplace & Trinity Café Remove Top 2 Allergens

Marketplace and Trinity Café are now nut-free friendly! Tree nuts and peanuts are the two most common food allergens in our community, so this new certification will allow even more Duke students to enjoy a meal without worrying about a possible exposure.
Huge shoutout to the entire Duke Dining team for making this happen! Over the last several months, they've worked with Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) to audit every step of the food preparation process. You can read more about it here. Happy dining!

Milestones in Duke's Climate Commitment

Did you know that since 2007, Duke has reduced its greenhouse emissions by nearly 50%? Earlier this week, President Price published an update on the university's efforts to address climate change.
You can read more about Duke's advances, both inside and outside the classroom, on Duke Today.

If you ever need to talk...

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
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 as needed. 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).
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Winter Chill

We loved getting to ring in the spring semester with everyone who showed up to Winter Chill – all 2,500 of you! We hope you enjoyed the grilled cheeses and s'mores as much as we did.
Photo of three students making smores at Winter Chill
Photo by Jared Lazarus for Duke Today.
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