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Graduate Professional Day Trip – Day at the Lake

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Graduate Professional Day Trip – Day at the Lake

As an extension to our Summer Transition Series webinar programs, we are excited to announce three immersive and in-person day trips!

Trips are designed:

  • For first-year incoming Graduate and Professional students to Duke University.
  • To foster a sense of belonging for graduate and professional students with Duke University in addition to unique academic programs.
  • To facilitate a pathway for students to build interdepartmental connections with other graduate and professional students at Duke.

Enjoy a Day at the Lake with fellow new Duke Graduate and Professional students – a fun filled morning at NC State Parks – Jordan Lake.

Tentative Itinerary*:

Wednesday, July 26

  • 8:00am – Meet at Smith Warehouse on Duke campus, check-in and enjoy a light breakfast
  • 8:30am – Bus transportation provide to Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
  • 9am – 12pm – Activities such as water paddle (single kayak and tandem canoe), land geo cache treasure hunt, lawn games, etc.
  • 12:00pm – Lunch under a shaded pavilion with Duke faculty, staff, and current students
  • 1:00pm – Bus transportation back to Smith Warehouse, Duke campus
  • 2:00pm – Day is concluded

*Itinerary and activities are subject to change 

Additional information:

  • There is no cost for attendance.
  • This is an in-person activity. Please only register if you can plan to be in Durham, NC on July 26. Space is limited.
  • No prior water experience is needed.
  • Be prepared for hot and humid weather. Late July in North Carolina can be very hot (90-100 degrees fahrenheit). 
  • Participants should plan to wear clothing they are comfortable getting wet / dirty including: water shoes (no flip flops), beach towel, and hat or other sun protection.
  • A completed and signed waiver will be required by all participants, no exceptions. 

Communication Timeline: 

  • June 30 Registration form will close 
  • July 10 Selected students will be notified (a waitlist will also be maintained) 
  • July 18 Confirmation and waiver collection by students will close
  • July 19 Waitlist students will be notified 
  • July 26 Day at the Lake event!

(Selected students will be notified by July 10)