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Beyond O-Week


Orientation is more than a week! The beauty of Duke is that there are endless resources and opportunities available to students, and it will take far more than a week (or semester) to discover them. The office of New Student and Family Programs partners with a host of campus partners to make sure that you are introduced to the campus resources you need the most when the time is right.

This fall, we’re excited to introduce Welcome Weeks. Throughout the first month of the fall semester, some of the largest on-campus partners will host weeks dedicated to introducing you to their work, organizations, and clubs. Go ahead and save the dates to learn more about these areas of the Duke Experience. More information will be available through Duke Groups and in later communication about the activities hosted each week.

Welcome Weeks 2023

Involvement Week: August 27 - September 2

Connect with clubs at the activities fair, attend the Delta Gamma Lectureship in Ethics and Values, and settle into your weekly routine!

Arts Week: September 3 - 9

Attend Duke Art performances, join the arts community for the annual Arts Block Party, audition for performance groups, and enjoy the beauty that Duke Arts brings to campus!

Cultural, Identity, and Religion Week: September 10 - 16

Connect with members of your affinity groups, attend open houses to learn about the identity and cultural centers, and find your faith or religious community.

Academic Resources Week: September 17 - 23

Connect with the wide-range of academic service available to students. Meet the various layers of academic advisors. Discover the tricks and habits for a successful Duke academic career.

Recreation and Wellness Week: September 24 - 30

Learn more about recreation opportunities at Duke including our excellent recreation facilitates. Discover a new wellness practice that helps you take care of yourself.