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International First-Year Undergraduate Student Early Move-in Activities & Check-In

We are excited that you chose Duke as the home for your undergraduate education. The staff at the Duke International Student Center welcomes you and are eager to meet you! Our goal is to assist you with this transition in your life and be your home away from home. We hope your experience at Duke is a memorable time for you to connect with others, learn, and grow.

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Welcome, Class of 2028 International, Visiting International, and International Transfer Students!

The Duke International Student Center (DISC) staff is excited to welcome you to Duke University and to the optional International Undergraduate Student First-Year Early Move-in program.

We hope that Duke and DISC will be a place for you to connect, learn, and grow.

The International Undergraduate Student First-Year Early Move-in program is an opportunity for you to:

  • Be welcomed and supported by the DISC staff and the student team
  • Befriend other first-year, transfer, and visiting international students
  • Build a sense of community among all the new international students
  • Become familiar with the Duke campus and the resources available here

For many international students, the optional International Undergraduate Student First-Year Early Move-in program serves a key role in acclimating themselves to the U.S. and Duke culture as well as a way of developing deep friendships with their peers.

The Fall 2024 the optional Early Move-in dates and activities are listed below: 

  • Optional International First-Year Early Move-in Dates: Wednesday, August 14 & Thursday, August 15, 2024 | Check-In from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST | Southgate Residence Hall (East Campus)
  • In-Person ActivitiesWednesday, August 14 to Saturday, August 17, 2024 | Times will vary 
  • Passport to Duke and Durham (resource fair, transportation to local stores): Friday, August 16, 2024 | Location TBD
  • International Family Welcome Brunch: Saturday, August 17, 2024 | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact intlstudents@duke.edu.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR CHILD'S ACCEPTANCE TO THE DUKE UNIVERSITY CLASS OF 2028!

The Duke International Student Center is excited to meet the family members of incoming international undergraduate students! 

We will be organizing and hosting various events that international families can participate in during the international early move-in process. 

  • Passport to Duke and Durham (resource fair, transportation to local stores): Friday, August 16, 2024
  • Parent Social: Friday, August 16, 2024 | 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Hi-Wire Brewing Durham (800 Taylor St #9-150, Durham, NC 27701)
  • International Family Welcome Brunch: Saturday, August 17, 2024 | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact intlstudents@duke.edu.

INTERNATIONAL GUIDES (I-GUIDES)

International Guides (I-Guides) are undergraduate student leaders who will assist the Duke International Student Center (DISC) staff with the organization and facilitation of the optional International Undergraduate First-Year Early Move-in program, check-in process, “Passport to Duke and Durham” Resource Fair and Information Sessions, and plan the week of events and socials. The I-Guides welcome new students as they transition to Duke, Durham, and the broader community and help serve as mentors to students throughout the academic year.  

I-Guide profiles will be updated in Late May, please come back to meet your Fall 2024 I-Guides.