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This message is being sent to all Duke undergraduate students:
Dear students, 

Welcome back, everyone, and a special welcome back to students who were away last semester on leave or studying elsewhere. Welcome, DKU students, Robertson scholars, and all those who are new transfers to Duke this spring. It's been so much fun seeing how excited you all are to see one another on campus over the last week. I hope your winter breaks included plenty of time spent connecting with favorite people along with time truly resting and recharging.

As we start a new semester, we also embark this spring on the next 100 years at Duke. Our community came together on Tuesday 1.9.24 at the Centennial Kickoff Celebration in Cameron, followed by a rain-resistant indoor Winter Chill at Wilson. If you missed it, you can watch highlights here

I encourage you to be intentional around how you make the most of your spring term and stretch into new opportunities to engage and connect.  Today, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr at Duke Chapel at 4 p.m.  Join us for “Our Path to Progress: Realizing King’s Dream of True Freedom for All,” with keynote speaker Grant Hill ‘94

Good luck as you get underway.  A quick refresher on various campus support resources is below, and please be on the lookout for reminders and updates on campus policies in your email this week. I look forward to seeing you on campus or at office hours.

Go Duke,
Mary Pat McMahon
Vice Provost & Vice President for Student Affairs

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, or for 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

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 Affairs, Center for Muslim Life, Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Duke International Student Center, Jewish Life at Duke, Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, and the Women’s Center.

BLUE DEVILS CARE: 24/7 telemental-health support to all students at no cost, through immediate and scheduled appointments. Visit BlueDevilsCare.duke.edu.
STUDENT HEALTH: Student Health is the primary source for a wide range of healthcare services for all Duke students. During COVID-19, Student Health remains open for essential services and offers virtual visits, and students may call (919) 681-9355, option 2, during business hours to speak to a triage nurse. For urgent matters after hours, students can always speak to a nurse by calling 919-966-3820.
DUKE CHAPEL AND RELIGIOUS LIFE AT DUKE: Duke Chapel and Religious Life at Duke offers a wide range of student support, 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
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.

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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