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All new-to-Duke students will engage in an exciting experiential orientation model. Students will be orientated to Duke and Durham through a thematic-based orientation group emphasizing small-group interaction, upper-class mentorship, and fun throughout each day.

 Throughout Orientation Week, you will grow close to your group, participate in Duke traditions, take field trips, learn about Duke campus and resources, make meaningful relationships, and learn what it means to be a Duke student.  

First-year students will participate in one of the thematically-based orientation projects, and transfer students will participate in their own uniquely designed project. 

We are thrilled that you will be joining the Duke community this fall!