Graduate & Professional Student Housing

Living Housing Graduate & Professional Housing

Thank you for your interest in Graduate and Professional Student housing. We have a limited number of on-campus two-bedroom apartments available for graduate and professional students. Assignments will be made based on date of application submission, commitment to the academic year, and student visa status.

Housing and Residence Life (HRL) will offer on-campus housing for Graduate and Professional Students during the 2022-2023 academic year at 301 Swift apartments. Assignment priority will be given to graduate or professional students on student visa status.

International students applying for the full academic year (August 23, 2022 through May 15, 2023) will be given priority in assignment. All students applying for less than the full academic year will be assigned on a space available basis after all full academic year students have been accommodated. International students do not receive priority when applying for less than the full academic year.

Assignments are made in the order of receipt of completed applications. If your housing plans change after completing an on-campus housing application, please contact our office (housing@duke.edu) as soon as possible.

If your housing plans change after completing an on-campus housing application, please contact our office (housing@duke.edu) as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will need to be fully admitted to Duke University prior to applying for housing.

The rate for the 2022-2023 academic year is $6,271.00 per semester, per student. On-campus housing is billed to the student via the Bursar's account.

Included in Rate:

  • All Utilities: water, electric, and high-speed internet.
  • Basic furnishings: Common Area-
    • Dining room table and chairs,
    • Stove
    • Refrigerator
    • Couch
    • Lamp and end tables
  • Basic Furnishings: Bedroom - 
    • Full-size bed
    • Chest of drawers
    • Desk

There are laundry facilities on the property.  Linens, housekeeping supplies, and cookware are the responsibility of the residents.

It is important for you to understand your commitment to the Housing License / Terms and Addendum. By agreeing to the License, you are bound to on-campus housing for the entire length of the License (August 23, 2022 through May 15, 2023). Release from your License is granted only if you are no longer an active student at Duke. Please review the 2022-2023 License, Terms, and Addendum before submitting an application.

When you complete the application, you are acknowledging that you have read and reviewed the 2022-2023 License, Terms, and Addendum. You are also acknowledging the following:

  • All graduate apartments are two-person occupancy. Each resident has their own private bedroom and shares the living room, kitchen, and bathroom.
  • Students have the opportunity to name a preferred roommate or be assigned a random roommate.
  • ​​​​If you do not have a preferred roommate, Housing Assignments will assign a roommate to the other space in the apartment.
  • The rate for the 2022-2023 academic year is $6,271.00 per semester and per student.
  • Once assigned, you are bound to on-campus housing for the entire length of the license (August 23, 2022 through May 15, 2023).

All graduate apartments are two-person occupancy. Each resident has their own private bedroom and shares the living room, kitchen, and bathroom.

Students have the opportunity to name a preferred roommate or be assigned a random roommate. If you do have a preferred roommate, please indicate their name and Unique ID in the preferred roommate field on your housing application. 

If you do not have a preferred roommate, we will contact you regarding your lifestyle preferences and assign a roommate to the other space in the apartment. 

Students have the opportunity to name a preferred roommate or be assigned a random roommate. If you do have a preferred roommate, you will be able to indicate their name and Unique ID in the preferred roommate field on your housing application. 

Before matching the following must happen:

  • Both roommates must be enrolled at Duke University.
  • Both roommates must have completed a housing application.
  • The request must be mutual. Both roommates must request each other on their individual applications.

If you do not have a preferred roommate, we will contact you regarding your lifestyle preferences and assign a roommate to the other space in the apartment. 

Move-in dates may differ between academic programs.

The semester rates are based on August 23, 2022 through December 20, 2022 and January 8, 2023 through May 15, 2023.

Any arrivals or departures outside of these dates will incur an additional nightly rate. You will be asked to indicate your date of arrival on your housing application.

Please note: Graduate student orientation program begins Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

There is ample parking at 301 Swift Avenue. You must purchase a parking permit. More information about parking is available at the Duke Parking and Transportation website.

If you feel like you need a housing accommodation based on medical, psychological, or disability-related conditions, please review our special housing accommodations process and contact the Student Disability Access Office (SDAO) at sdao@duke.edu or by phone at (919) 668-1329.

Housing and Residence Life staff are available to meet student needs. Our facilities staff maintains all university residences and completes maintenance and housekeeping work year-round.

Students can submit maintenance concerns via email to: upperclasscampus@duke.edu.

The residence life staff promote opportunities for students to connect with others and develop a strong and enduring sense of belonging; and intentionally provide opportunities for students to grow and develop, especially as they wrestle with issues of identity, autonomy and responsibility.

HRL programs are rooted in the concepts of mutual respect and civility, and recognize and celebrate the dignity and self-worth of all members.

When offered an assignment, students will be given a deadline by which to accept. If the assignment is not accepted by the deadline, it will be cancelled.

All monies will be refunded if a request for housing is cancelled prior to accepting a housing assignment.

Once a student accepts a housing assignment, the student may not cancel their assignment. An assignment will only be cancelled when a student becomes ineligible for University housing. Refunds will be calculated based on the dates of occupancy of the assigned space.

Graduate and Professional Students are not required to select a meal plan while living on campus. Duke Dining does offer several options for apartment students and off-campus students. More information about meal plans can be found on the Duke Dining website.

Yes, campus buses stop at several points near 301 Swift Avenue. Information about campus bus routes can be found at the Parking and Transportation website.

No. Graduate and professional students living at 301 Swift will be able to remain in their apartment over Winter Break.