On And Off-Campus Resources

Find Everything You Need on Campus and Around Durham

We know you have a lot of needs, large and small. Here, you’ll find a variety of resources that will come in useful for everyday life at Duke. The list below isn't exhaustive of everything in and around Duke. We encourage you to explore your department, campus resources, and the city to take advantage of as much as you can during your time at Duke.

Duke Student Health        

Student Health is the primary source for a wide range of healthcare services for all Duke Students, many of which are covered by the student health fee. We are here to provide evidence-based, patient-centered health care to our campus community in a professional and compassionate manner that directly contributes to the student's well-being and overall success.

The services provided by Student Health include student health insurance, nutrition services, physical therapy, immunizations, and others.                       


Tel: 919-681-9355

Location: 2nd Floor of the Duke Student Wellness Center,

305 Towerview Drive

Duke Student Health – Student Health Insurance   

All international students studying in the U.S. are required to maintain adequate medical insurance during their enrollment at Duke University. International students that will not be studying in the U.S will not be required to enroll in the student health insurance plan or pay the health fee. Contact insurance department if you have any questions regarding insurance requirements.  


Tel: 919-684-1000

Email: insurance@studentaffairs.duke.edu


Duke Student Health – Nutrition Services     

Nutrition counseling is available to all currently enrolled Duke Students and is covered by your Student Health fee at no additional cost.


Franca Alphin: franca.alphin@duke.edu

Toni Apadula: toni.apadula@duke.edu


Duke Student Health – Physical Therapy      

Physical therapy can help with pain anywhere in the body, including acute and chronic injuries, and with return to normal activities post-surgery. The PT visits will be billed to your Duke Student Health insurance as physical therapy services are not included in the Duke Student Health fee.


Tel: 919-681-3288

Rosalinda Canizares: rosalinda.canizares@duke.edu

 Location: 3rd floor of the Student Wellness Center,

305 Towerview Drive


 Duke Student Health – Immunizations

North Carolina State Law requires that all students entering college present a certificate of immunization that documents that the student has received all immunizations required by law. You must comply with North Carolina laws and Duke requirements.


Tel: 919-681-9355

Email: immunizations@duke.edu


Duke Student Wellness Center (DuWell)       

DuWell is dedicated to fostering a living/learning environment on campus that encourages the full development of the individual as an engaged member of the community.


Tel: 919-681-8421

Email: duwell@studentaffairs.duke.edu

Location: 1st Floor of the

Student Wellness Center,

305 Towerview Drive


Campus Smiles at Duke  

Campus Smiles at Duke is a full-service dental office located inside the Student Wellness Center. Some of the services we offer are same-day emergency visits, fillings, crowns, Invisalign and whitening.        


Tel: 919-296-1212

Location: 1st Floor of the

Student Wellness Center,

305 Towerview Drive

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)         

CAPS helps Duke Students enhance strengths and develop abilities to successfully live, grow and learn in their personal and academic lives. We offer many services to Duke undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including brief individual and group counseling, couples counseling and more.


Tel: 919-660-1000

Location: 3rd Floor of the Student Wellness Center,

305 Towerview Drive


DukeReach provides comprehensive outreach services to identify and support students in managing all aspects of their wellbeing. We provide case management services including coordination, advocacy, referrals, and follow-up services for students who are experiencing significant difficulties related to mental health, physical health, and/or psycho-social adjustment.          


Tel: 919-681-2455

Email: dukereach@duke.edu

Address: Room 118, Duke Student Wellness Center

305 Towerview Drive

Duke Recreation & Physical Education                 

Duke Recreation provides diverse recreational opportunities that promote healthy active lifestyles in a safe, inclusive environment.


Email: recreation@duke.edu


Center for Data and Visualization Sciences                           

Our mission to partner with faculty, researchers, and students through consultation, instruction, co-curricular programming, and research assistance at various stages of the research data lifecycle. We are located within Duke University Libraries. Our team of consultants and interns offers support in data science, data sources, data management and curation, data visualization, and mapping and GIS (geographic information systems).


Email: askdata@duke.edu


Duke Alumni Engagement and Development           

All over the world, the name “Duke” signifies more than just an outstanding university. It represents a vibrant and diverse community – a family that is continuously growing and adding new members, whose spirit and determination are unrivaled. The Duke Alumni Association exists to represent, mobilize and serve this community on campus and around the world.


Tel: 919-684-5114

Email: help@daa.duke.edu

Location: Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center,

2080 Duke University Road

Duke Career Center          

The Career Center engages students and alumni in discovering and determining what is meaningful and valuable in their lives and applying this to careers. We provide guidance for exploring the intersection of our students' education, values, goals, skills, and experiences in order to identify and realize their aspirations. 


Tel: 919-660-1050

Email: career-student@studentaffairs.duke.edu

Location: Bay 5, Smith Warehouse, 2nd Floor,

114 S. Buchanan Blvd.

Duke University Libraries           

The William R. Perkins Library, Bostock Library and Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library comprise the main West Campus library complex, which is joined by Lilly and Music libraries on East Campus, the Pearse Memorial Library at the Duke Marine Lab and the separately administered libraries serving the schools of Business, Divinity, Law and Medicine. Together they form one of the nation's top ten private university library systems.        


Perkins and Bostock:

Tel: 919-660-5870

Email: perkins-requests@duke.edu

Duke University Center for International and Global Studies      

Duke’s international and area studies centers engage Duke students and faculty from across the social sciences, arts and humanities, public affairs, environment and professional schools in the study of world’s societies, cultures, economies, customs and languages. Under the umbrella of the Center for International and Global Studies, these units each play a role in promoting internationalization on the Duke campus and beyond.

English for International Students (EIS)        

EIS serves Duke’s educational mission by supporting multilingual graduate and professional students in becoming confident, independent users of academic and professional English. The program provides effective, individualized English-language instruction, advising, and assessment centered on students’ dynamic field-specific communication needs.


Brad L. Teague, Ph.D.

Email: brad.teague@duke.edu

Marta McCabe

Email: Marta.mccabe@duke.edu

Innovation Co-Lab       

The Innovation Co-Lab is a creativity incubator, focused on exploring how new and emerging technologies can fundamentally reshape the research, academic, and service missions of the university. Working with our innovation-minded colleagues around campus, we're building a model program that will elevate and inspire members of the Duke Community who are solving problems, big and small, through our ever-changing technological environment. Students are encouraged to take advantage of our technology workshops, grant programs, project support, and makerspace facilities.


Email: colab-ops@duke.edu


Office of Information Technology (OIT)         

OIT manages Duke’s central technology infrastructure and provides IT services including e-mail, WiFi, website development, multimedia and Innovation CoLabs for 3D printing and prototyping, and cybersecurity. OIT supports departments and individuals with a walk-up technology Service Desk, online self-help and technology training.


Tel: 919-684-2200

Student Information System Services

SISS provides support for DukeHub, the portal that allows all members of the Duke Community to access the student information system from a single location.


Tel: 919-684-1206

Email: siss@duke.edu  

TWP Writing Studio     

The TWP Writing Studio facilitates writers' critical and creative thought through collaborative, non-evaluative consultations, workshops, writing groups, and events. In all of our work, we actively seek to support diverse, inclusive writing communities. Our highly educated consultants work with you at any stage of the writing process – from brainstorming and researching to drafting, revising, and fine-tuning a final draft.


Tel: (919) 660-4368

University Registrar         

We are happy to answer any questions about transcripts, enrollment verifications, registration and DukeHub.


Tel: 919-684-2813

Email: registrar@duke.edu

Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center provides services and resources to support undergraduate students at any point during their academic careers at Duke. Services are free and available to any Duke undergraduate student, in any year, studying in any discipline. The ARC offers learning consultations, peer tutoring, SAGE Learning Communities, and more. Visit our website to learn about all the opportunities available at the ARC.

Phone: 919-684-5917

Email: theARC@duke.edu

Location: 4 East Campus Union Dr., 2nd Floor

Religious Life at Duke        

In partnership with the Division of Student Affairs, Duke Chapel convenes, supports, and advocates for all of the officially recognized Religious Life groups on campus that serve students. The Religious Life team of clergy, chaplains, and administrators welcome new students during Orientation Week and offer events throughout the year, including weekly worship opportunities and special events.           


Tel: 919-681-9488

Email: dukechapel@duke.edu


We are here to serve ALL International Students & Scholars in practical ways that add value, nurture wisdom, and cultivate character. We hope you will thrive during this chapter of your life! As campus staff with an organization known as International Students, Inc., each of us identifies as a follower of the Jesus. iStudentsDuke is an approved religious life group at Duke and an active partner with various University departments, especially Duke's I-house.

We’re here to:

  • create study breaks to foster recreation and meet new friends
  • expand international students' experience by connecting to residents of the Durham area community. Activities such as Supper Club or Holiday Hospitality offer great opportunities for cultural exchange.
  • offer opportunities to explore questions about leadership, life, and faith

Welcome Video       

Duke Police                

Get information about personal safety and home security. Officers will be on site to engrave your electronic items, including iPads, laptops, MP3, cameras, and bicycles with your Unique ID number (Not iPhones). Information obtained includes the owner’s name, serial number and item engraved and stored in the DUPD database.


Tel: (919) 684-2444

Duke University Tobacco-Free Initiative

As part of our commitment to the Healthy Duke initiative and to creating a healthy living and working environment, Duke is adopting a new policy to become tobacco-free on all property and grounds owned and leased by Duke University beginning July 1, 2020. The policy prohibits the use of all tobacco-based products, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, hookahs, chewing tobacco, snuff, and electronic smoking devices such as e-cigarettes, vaping products, and IQOS.

Duke Visa Services

Ask any questions regarding visa, traveling outside the U.S., OPT/CPT, and how to maintain your legal status in the U.S. as an international Student.


Tel: (919) 681-8472

Email: visahelp@mc.duke.edu

Location: Smith Warehouse, Bay 7, 1st Floor

IT Security Office

Duke IT safeguards the university's information assets and the supporting infrastructure against unauthorized use, disclosure, modification, damage or loss.       


Email: security@duke.edu

Office of Sustainability

Sustainable Duke is charged with leading Duke University to its 2024 Carbon Neutrality goal. Our office aims to educate and empower the Duke community to create a more sustainable future through social, economic, and environmental change on our campus and beyond. Our central office focuses on education, outreach, emission reduction, collaborative partnerships, and enabling Duke to train future leaders who are ready to tackle the current and future challenges of the climate crisis. The Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative, one of the first University-based offset groups in the country, assists the University to become a model carbon neutral institution and to lead peer institutions in their efforts to become carbon neutral. The Duke Campus farm provides an engaging hands-on-learning opportunity to help catalyze positive change in the food system.

Parking and Transportation

Get information for all your transportation needs, including biking and walking maps, carpool information, and resources for all the local and regional bus systems.


Tel: (919) 684-PARK (7275)

Email: tranpark@duke.edu

The list below is non-exhaustive, but we hope to help serve as a starting point for students getting set up in the US with banking, cell phones, etc.  We encourage students to do their own due diligence and research before selecting services they sign up for.

Bank of America   

Bank of America can help you open bank accounts. Students will need 2 forms of identification (passport, student ID, Visa, etc.). No deposits accepted. Accounts will be opened and processed on the same day. Checks and debit cards will be sent to the account owner within 5 - 7 business days.              


1515 N Gregson St, Durham

Tel: (919) 956-2254

Bank: Duke University Federal Credit Union

Duke University Federal Credit Union (Duke Credit Union) is a not-for-profit financial cooperative (like a Bank but not-for-profit). We have been serving the Duke Community exclusively since 1968. When you become a member of the Credit Union you are part owner of the organization. We offer Savings Accounts, Debit (Checking) Accounts, Auto Loans, Home Loans and much more at very competitive rates. Duke Credit Union is managed and operated by Duke Employees. The Board of Directors are Duke Credit Union members. The entire team is committed to helping the Duke community afford life and fulfill their aspirations. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, we are dedicated to providing a financially secure and stable organization with products/services designed specifically for you. Afford Your Life. Join Today! Who is eligible to join? • Employees of Duke University and Duke Health • Students and Alumni of Duke University • Retirees of Duke University and Duke Health • Immediate Family Members of any of the above


Tel: (919) 684-6704

Email: dukefcu@duke.edu

Location: 2200 West Main St.

Suite L100, Durham NC, 27705 

Bank: Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo can help you open bank accounts. Students will need 2 forms of identification (passport, student ID, Visa, etc.). No deposits accepted. Accounts will be opened and processed on the same day. Checks and debit cards will be sent to the account owner within 5 - 7 business days.


Duke Medical Center

200 Trent Dr, Durham

Tel: 919-688-3261

Durham West

2000 W Main St, Durham

Tel: 919-416-6050





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Cort Furniture Rental

Cort Furniture works with colleges and universities nationwide helping their students and scholars find housing as well as other immediate needs such as furnishings.


Tel: 1.888.360.2678

Finance: Deserve  

Start building your US credit history with Deserve Edu, the “Best Student Credit Card 2019.” Access the perfect perks like 1 year of Amazon Prime Student on us and 1% cash back, without any annual or inactivity fees. International students can apply without an SSN or credit history.         


Tel: 1.800.418.2362

International Tel: 1-801-981-4334

Email: hello@deserve.com  

Finance: Flywire    

Flywire partners with Duke to provide international students with a convenient and cost-effective way to pay your tuition and fees by wire transfer in your home currency. Flywire offers competitive foreign exchange rates, online payment tracking, and 24/7 multilingual customer service, to make sure your payment arrives to Duke safely, and on time.


Email: support@flywire.com

Mobile Phone: AT&T

AT&T has an array of phones for students to try out and/or purchase. We will have tablets, Android products, Apple products, and Windows products on hand as well as some accessories. Students can sign up for service individually or as a “family”.         

Mobile Phone: Cricket Wireless

Cricket wireless is part of the AT&T family. We are a no contract company. We have nationwide reliable coverage and affordable prepaid rates. We have the best family plans starting at 4 individuals for $100.       

Mobile Phone: T-Mobile

T-Mobile offers very competitive rates with amazing service to back those rates up. It provides prepaid services and other services as well with options for international calling in over 120 countries.