Thank you for your interest in Graduate and Professional Student housing!
Duke University Housing and Residence Life (HRL) will offer on-campus housing for Graduate and Professional Students during the 2023-2024 academic year at 301 Swift apartments.
We have a limited number of on-campus fully furnished two-bedroom apartments available for graduate and professional students.
Lancaster Commons is another Graduate Student living space. You can view more information about Lancaster here.
Graduate students will need to be fully admitted to Duke University prior to applying for housing.
- Assignment priority will be given to 1st time graduate or professional students on student visa status AND staying for an entire year.
- Assignments will be made in the order of receipt of completed application submission.
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 21, 2023 through May 13, 2024). Release from your License is granted only if you are no longer an active student at Duke.
Please review the 2023-2024 License, Terms, and Addendum BEFORE submitting an application.
When you complete the application, you are acknowledging that you have read and reviewed the 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 academic year is $6,528.00 per semester and per student.
- Once assigned, you are bound to on-campus housing for the entire length of the license (August 21, 2023 through May 13, 2024).
Spring 2024 Application will open November 8.
You can access the application through your Housing Portal or the link below.
The semester rates are based on January 6, 2024 through May 13, 2024.
Graduate assignments for Spring 2024 will be made based on availability. Once all spaces have been filled the application will close.
The 2023 - 2024 application IS CLOSED.
The 2024-2025 application will be available late Spring 2024.
The current semester rates are based on (Fall) August 21, 2023 through December 19, 2023 and (Spring) January 6, 2024 through May 13, 2024.
Please note: Graduate student orientation program begins Tuesday, August 22, 2023 (date is tentative. You will want to contact your program for a definite date)
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.
The rate for the 2023-2024 academic year is $6,528 per semester, per student. On-campus housing is billed to the student via the Bursar's account.
Included in the Rate:
- All Utilities: water, electric, and high-speed internet
- Laundry Facilities
- Basic furnishings: Common Area-
- Dining room table and chairs,
- Lamp and end tables
- Basic Furnishings: Bedroom -
- Full-size bed
- Chest of drawers
Students are responsible for: Linens, housekeeping supplies, cookware, and laundry charges.
No pets are allowed.
-DO need a Unique ID to apply. The Duke Unique ID is a unique, 7-digit number assigned to individuals affiliated with Duke University. You should receive it once you are fully admitted to Duke.
-DO need to sign License and Terms for 1 year. By agreeing to the License, you are bound to on-campus housing for the entire length of the License (August 21, 2023 through May 13, 2024). Release from your License is granted only if you are no longer an active student at Duke. Please review the 2023-2024 License, Terms, and Addendum before submitting an application.
-DO have access to bus services to and from campus: Campus buses stop at several points near 301 Swift Avenue. Information about campus bus routes can be found at the Parking and Transportation website
-DO have access to 300 Swift's cafe. THRIVE is located on the main floor of 300 Swift apartments (across from 301 Swift). Students are able to purchase food items using food points or card/cash. Be sure to check out THRIVE's operating hours, as they vary.
-DO need a parking permit to park at 301 Swift. Students can purchase a parking permit with the Duke Parking and Transportation Services. This is needed in order to park in the 301 Swift apartment lot.
-DO have the opportunity to note a preferred roommate on the application. 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.
-DO NOT need a meal plan to live at 301 Swift. If you are interested in purchasing a plan, please visit the Duke Dining Website for more information.
-DO NOT need to vacate their living space during Winter Break. Graduate and professional students who are living at 301 Swift for the full academic year will be able to remain in their apartment over Winter Break.
-DO NOT pay for utilities in an individual bill. They are included in the rate.
-DO NOT choose their own apartment. Our office manages assigning students to their living space.
Assignment priority will be given to 1st time graduate or professional students on student visa status AND staying for an entire year.
Once we have offered all available spaces to students who qualify, any available spaces will then be offered to students who have requested 1 semester.
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.
If you have a partner or spouse who is not a Duke student, you will need to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to inform our office that you are applying with a partner or spouse on your application.
Students will be charged for the occupancy of both spaces if assigned with a partner or spouse.
Please email email@example.com to request a proof of residency for your current assignment. You will not be able to receive proof of residency until you have officially moved into your assignment.
Please send packages using the address setup below. This information will be visible in your Housing Portal.
There is a mailbox on site so you will not need to go onto main campus to retrieve packages.
Example Address Below
First and Last Name: Blue Devil
Address Line 1 - Residence Hall Street Address: 301 Swift Ave
Address Line 2 – 301/Apartment #: 301/99
City, State, Zip: Durham, NC 27705
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.
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.
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 the Maintenence request page.
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.
You can reach out to your Residence Coordinator with any questions or concerns. Contact information should be sent to you prior to move in.
HRL programs are rooted in the concepts of mutual respect and civility and recognize and celebrate the dignity and self-worth of all members.
All graduate apartments are two-person occupancy. Each resident has their own private bedroom and shares the living room, kitchen, and bathroom. If you do not have a preferred roommate, we will use your lifestyle preferences noted on your application to assign a random roommate to the other space in the apartment.
301 Swift distance from:
- Harris Teeter - 0.7 mile
- Whole Foods - 0.3 mile
- Duham Co-Op Market - 0.9 mile
- Compare Foods - 2.1 miles
- Food Lion - 1.4 miles
- Dollar General - 0.6 mile
- Wells Fargo - 0.5 mile
- FedEx Shipping - 0.4 mile
- UPS Shipping - 0.6 mile
- Nasher Museum - 0.6 mile
- Duke Graduate School - 0.8 mile
- Duke West Campus - 0.5 mile
- Duke East Campus - 0.6 mile