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Housing Exceptions

Housing and Residence Life is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive living and learning environments for all residential students. Our priority will always be the safety and support of students. Housing & Residence Life will continue to work directly and intentionally with students, the Office for Institutional Equity, the Student Disability Access Office and other offices engaged in supporting students to ensure they receive individualized consideration.

General Information

UPDATED March 20, 2023. All rates are set by Housing and Residence Life and approved by the University Board of Trustees. The rates below represent the anticipated final rates for 2023-2024. The rates listed are per student.

Single Room
Semester: $6,528
Academic Year: $13,056

Double Room
Semester: $4,942
Academic Year: $9,884

Apartment Private Bedroom:
Semester: $8,115
Academic Year: $16,230

Apartment Shared Bedroom:
Semester: $6,528
Academic Year: $13,056

Please note: Hollows room assignments are charged a single room rate.

February 1, 2024: Please be aware that the information provided here is an estimate; actual housing rates will be presented after approved by the Board of Trustees. We estimate a 3.75% increase in housing rates. The rates shown below are per student.

Single Room
Semester: $6,773
Academic Year: $13,546

Double Room
Semester: $5,127
Academic Year: $10,225

Apartment Private Bedroom:
Semester: $8,419
Academic Year: $16,839

Apartment Shared Bedroom:
Semester: $6,773
Academic Year: $13,546

Please note: Hollows room assignments are charged a single room rate.

All undergraduate students are expected to occupy their room or apartment according to the schedule outlined below. Students with exceptions are approved by the Housing Assignments Office. Students arriving early or staying after the outlined dates may be charged additional rent.

*All housing process timelines are tentative and may be changed at the discretion of the Housing Assignments Office.

Spring 2024 Move Dates

Spring move-in (residence halls open) is Saturday, January 6, 2024.
Spring move-out is Monday, May 6 by 12:00 pm (noon) for undergraduates.

Graduating seniors move out is Monday, May 13 by 12:00 pm (noon).

Summer School 2024 Move Dates

Term I housing move-in is Tuesday, May 14, 2024.
Term I housing move-out is Friday, June 28 by 12 pm (noon).
Term II housing move-in is Sunday, June 30, 2024.
Term II housing move-out is Monday, August 12 by 12 pm (noon).

Fall 2024 Move Dates

Saturday, August 17 for new students.

Friday, August 23 Upperclass residence halls and apartments are open for move-in. Upperclass students may move in any of these three days.

Saturday, August 24 Upperclass residence halls and apartments are open for move-in. Upperclass students may move in any of these three days. 

Sunday, August 25 Upperclass residence halls and apartments are open for move-in. Upperclass students may move in any of these three days. 

Tuesday, December 17 for Winter Break.

Bassett + Pegram: Craven

Giles + Wilson: Crowell

Belltower + Trinity: Edens

Gilbert-Addoms + Southgate: Few

Blackwell + Randolph: Keohane

Alspaugh + Brown: Kilgo

East House + West House: Wannamaker

 

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Duke University is not liable for damage or loss of personal property kept in the resident’s assigned space or in other areas of University housing. Because the University does not provide property insurance, residents are encouraged to secure their own personal property insurance.

All Duke students should consider purchasing renters insurance to protect their personal property in the event that it is damaged, destroyed or stolen. Even if a student is a dependent under his or her parent's insurance, the student's personal property, may not be covered.

Talk with your parents. They should check their policy or contact their insurance agent to see what coverage you have and if renters insurance is right for you while away at school.

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Housing and Residence Life (HRL) works in conjunction with the Student Disability Access Office (SDAO) to ensure consistency in evaluating special housing accommodation requests. The Student Disability Access Office reviews requests and shares approved student accommodations with HRL. Students with approved accommodations will be offered priority for placement in an available space that meets their accommodations.

Students who wish to be considered for reasonable accommodations must submit current documentation (i.e., medical/educational/diagnostic reports) from licensed physicians, psychologists, or other qualified professionals as well as supporting historical records and materials. For the purpose of receiving consideration for reasonable accommodations at Duke University, an individual must have an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Information regarding the process to request an accommodation can be found on the Student Disability and Access Office website.

Housing and Residence Life is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals of sexual misconduct. HRL will work with campus resources (Gender Violence Prevention & Intervention and the Office of Institutional Equity) and students to ensure appropriate housing options.

Housing exceptions may involve moving an individual between Duke residential areas. Housing exceptions are done on a case-by-case basis. Not all incidents will result in a move, however, if the living situation is creating a hostile environment, every effort will be made to assist with reassigning students to a similar housing situation on campus. Students should contact the Gender Violence Prevention & Intervention and the Office of Institutional Equity for assistance.

Housing and Residence Life will make good faith efforts to meet a student’s sincerely held faith practices or beliefs that conflict with a Housing and Residence Life policy, procedure, or other requirement. For specific housing assignment exceptions, students may submit a request for a faith-based/religious housing exception.  

Faith-based / Religious exceptions are not guaranteed but will be allowed as space permits. 

Please note: Requesting exceptions for religious purposes is separate from the disability accommodations process. If you are seeking housing exceptions for religious purposes and accommodations for medical conditions or disabilities, please also follow the process for requesting SDAO housing accommodations.

You may submit your faith-based request via this link through Wednesday, February 28. 

Duke also offers alternative move-in days for students who for religious reasons do not want to move in on either Saturday or Sunday or for whom the arrangements do not enable them to comply with their religious obligations. Students will not be penalized financially for not moving in on "move-in day" should the day/time conflict with observance of a religious holiday.

For students requesting items inside a residence hall be modified for religious observance (motion sensors, Shabbat entry) please submit a Maintenance Request and Housing and Residence Life will do our best to support all requests.

Students participating in housing processes which conflict with religious observances may contact the Housing Assignments Office for options on how to navigate. Housing Assignments my offer proxy options for room selection processes.

Assignment Policies

The forfeiture of housing eligibility occurs when a student is withdrawn from the University or is academically dismissed. 

HRL will cancel housing assignments based on attrition information from the deans or program participation information from the Office of Study Abroad. The student will become eligible for housing when they are readmitted as a full-time degree seeking student.

  • Room Selection: Students who are not yet confirmed to be returning for the Fall semester may participate in room selection for Fall. If you are not an active student by July, your housing assignment will be cancelled and all associated rent and fees will be credited to your Bursar account.
  • Spring Housing: Students must be confirmed to be returning in order to request and receive a Spring housing assignment.

Full-Time Student Status
Full-time undergraduate students who have lived on-campus for under eight semesters are eligible for housing. Students entering their ninth or greater semester may request housing, but will only be assigned if space is available after assigning students covered by the four-year housing guarantee.

 

North Carolina State Law (General Statutes §130A 152–157) requires that all students entering college present a certificate of immunization that documents that the student has received all immunizations required by law. While your state or country of origin may have different immunization requirements, you must comply with North Carolina laws and Duke requirements. More information can be found at the Student Health, Immunization Compliance website.

Housing and Residence Life has worked with students and staff from Blue Devils United and the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity to create new housing options that will help meet the needs of all students with respect to their gender identity and expression. Our similar-gender and all-gender housing configurations will provide continuing undergraduate students with increased opportunities to select housing that best supports their gender identity and expression. 

All gender housing refers to individual rooms or suites where the gender of the roommates is not taken into consideration when the room is assigned through the assignment process. All gender housing is located across East and the Upperclass Campuses. While this is intended to support students who identify as LGBTQIA, this is available to all students who feel they would be more comfortable in a all gender room/suite or feel they could provide a safe and inclusive space for another student regardless of gender identity/expression, sexual/romantic orientation, or any other factor.

West Campus students are now able to select a housing space with any continuing student - regardless of that student’s gender identity. The majority of space within each Quad will have bedrooms where roommates may share similar gender identities and live on floors where the students next door may not share their gender identity. Each floor with all-gender housing configurations will have gender non-specific and gender-specific restrooms. In addition, each Quad will also include options for similar-gender suites/floors and all-gender suites/floors to provide more choices for students to find the space that is right for them. 

If you have questions or need support in navigating these new housing options, please feel free to connect with the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (csgd@duke.edu) or Housing Assignments (housing@duke.edu). 

All students are required—to the extent that housing is available—to live on campus for their first three years. We will continue to apply semesters spent in “study away” programs toward the three-year residency requirement. Students are guaranteed the opportunity to live on campus during their fourth year. (See note below.)

Students may choose to live off campus at the completion of their third year. Students who wish to live off campus must notify Housing and Residence Life (HRL) in writing of their plans by the published deadlines. Students choosing to live off campus should be aware that they will be subject to all city ordinances, particularly those related to occupancy, noise, parking, and litter.

Active students still bound by the three-year requirement who do not have an on-campus housing assignment will be contacted to make arrangements for an assignment. Students will be charged for the room size to which they are assigned. Students who do not follow through on an assignment request will be charged for the room size most commonly occupied by members of their class year.

Note: Our long-term goal is to provide on-campus housing for all students during their first three years and for any senior who wishes to remain on campus. However, new construction and renovations may result in a temporary shortfall in housing availability. In some cases we may modify the three-year residency requirement, resulting in some juniors as well as some seniors living off campus. In addition, during the new construction and renovation process the university may temporarily suspend the four-year housing guarantee for seniors. We look forward ultimately to providing housing to any seniors who wish to remain on campus.

Students returning to Duke after a leave of absence of any kind remain subject to the Board of Trustees policy requiring all Duke undergraduate students to live in university housing for three academic years (Six semesters) as a Duke student. Resident students who take a leave of absence for personal reasons may return as residents provided they follow the HRL procedures and deadlines. Duke guarantees housing to all of its full-time undergraduate students, save those who are not eligible due to disciplinary sanctions. 

You may contact housing regarding your residency while your return application is under review. Students without a housing assignment will be required to apply and will be assigned once they have been approved for return. Students with a housing assignment, who are separated from the University, will have their housing cancelled and will be required to reapply once approved for return.

Students returning to Duke from a leave of absence (and who are subject to the residency requirement noted above) who fail to request housing will receive an assignment and be financially responsible for the term of the assignment.

Housing and Residence Life (HRL) works in conjunction with the Student Disability Access Office (SDAO) to ensure consistency in evaluating special housing accommodation requests. The Student Disability and Access Office reviews requests and shares approved student accommodations with HRL. Students with approved accommodations will be offered priority for placement in an available space that meets their accommodations.

Students who wish to be considered for reasonable accommodations must submit current documentation (i.e., medical/educational/diagnostic reports) from licensed physicians, psychologists, or other qualified professionals as well as supporting historical records and materials. For the purpose of receiving consideration for reasonable accommodations at Duke University, an individual must have an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Information regarding the process to request an accommodation can be found on the Student Disability and Access Office website

Students returning to Duke after a separation of any kind should work with the Time Away Office to manage their return process. You may contact housing assignments regarding your residency status while your Time Away Return Form is under review. 

  • Students without a housing assignment will be required to apply and are assigned once approved for return.
  • Students with a housing assignment, who take time-off from the University, can decline housing and apply once approved for return.

Duke is committed to encouraging and sustaining a learning and work community that is free from prohibited discrimination and harassment. The institution prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, employment, or any other institution program or activity. It admits qualified students to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students.

HRL affirms the sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and preferred names of its students and staff and strives to create environments where everyone can flourish.

All gender housing refers to individual rooms or suites where the gender of the roommates is not taken into consideration when the room is assigned through the assignment process. All gender housing is located across East and the Upperclass Campuses. While this is intended to support students who identify as LGBTQIA, this is available to all students who feel they would be more comfortable in a all gender room/suite or feel they could provide a safe and inclusive space for another student regardless of gender identity/expression, sexual/romantic orientation, or any other factor.

If you have any questions about Gender Inclusive Housing, you can contact MJ Williams, the Director of Housing Assignments and Planning in HRL, or Angel Collie, Interim Director of the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.

Need more help?

Telephone: 919-684-4304

Email: housing@duke.edu

Schedule an appointment with a Housing Assignments staff member here. Times available are Monday thru Friday between 9 am and 4 pm. 

Housing Processes

Extension Housing

Information updated as of: 4/5/24

Application available now!

Extension housing will be available to currently assigned residential students who need to remain on campus after the 12pm move-out at the end of the spring semester (Monday, May 6th). Submission of the extension form does not guarantee approval.

Please read over the extension application (accessed through the Housing Portal) to view possible reasons for students needing extension on campus. 

Requests will be reviewed and processed on a rolling basis beginning April 15th. In the event your request is approved, you may be required to relocate out of your current spring assignment to a different assignment on campus.

Application can be accessed through the Housing Portal. Please email housing@duke.edu if you have any questions.

Reassignment During Semesters

Reach out to your Residence Coordinator for more information regarding reassignments!
REASSIGNMENT WINDOW OPENS JANUARY 22, 2024

Once the academic year semester has begun, the Housing Assignments office works with Residence Life staff to determine housing reassignments for students. Students should communicate with their Residence Coordinator (RC) about the need for reassignment. 

The RC will work with the Housing Assignments office, and if it is determined that the student will be reassigned, the Housing Assignments office will email a reassignment application to the student’s Duke email account to complete the reassignment process.

Upperclass Reassignments for 24-25 Housing Process

Last Updated: 4/5/24

Application will be open June 3, 2024. More updates coming soon.

The deadline to be considered in the first round of reassignment is ____; reassignments will be shared with upperclass students on ____.  Be sure to check our housing calendar for the exact date. Applications submitted after this date will be considered late.  Upperclass reassignments are made based on lottery number and seniority.

Incoming First-Year Reassignments

Last Updated: 4/5/24 Application will be closed until summer 2024

The first-year reassignment application will be available in early July; be sure to check our housing calendar for the exact date. Before applying for a reassignment, we ask that you take the time to consider the pros and cons of the assignment you have received.

• Have you taken the time to get to know your roommate?
• Is your concern about being in or wanting a single room?

If, after reviewing your pro-con list, you are still convinced that you want to be reassigned, you may submit a request for reassignment. Requests must be submitted no later than the published due date. We will review requests and make changes as space permits. Please note that it is rare for reassignments to occur at this time. Space is very limited. Results will be available at the end of July.

Early Arrivals

Last Updated: 4/5/24 - Early Arrival Request Form is closed and will open summer 2024.

Housing and Residence Life works with approved student groups (students who are members of a pre-approved university-sponsored group or students participating in opening activities) and individual students requesting to return early for the fall semester. 

Groups

Students returning prior to the official move-in dates, have to be authorized by an individual department or athletic program. If you are part of an approved group, you do not need to complete an individual early arrival request, but you will have to review and agree to the Early Arrival Terms and Conditions. This will be done through a separate process. Your group will provide HRL with a list of students, but you should confirm with your group that you are on the list they have provided us.

Individuals

Individual student early arrival is intended for continuing and incoming students who need to return or arrive prior to the official move-in dates, in order to attend due to personal, college-related business, tasks, and/or other exceptional circumstances. All individual students requesting to arrive prior to First Year move-in / Upperclass move-in, must complete the Individual Early Arrival Request Form via the Housing Portal.

Completion of the request form does not mean students are approved.

Once the student has completed and submitted the early arrival request, the form will be reviewed by the appropriate staff members. The student will be notified by email if the request is approved or not.

Winter Break Housing

Information Updated: 12/5/23 Application is CLOSED. 

Housing and Residence Life provides limited opportunities for Winter Break housing between the fall and spring semesters. HRL will charge a flat fee of $741.06 no matter the length of their stay . All students approved to stay on campus during Winter Break will stay in their current fall assignment. Graduate Professional students living in 301 Swift may stay in their assignment, and do not need to submit an application. 

Limited dining options will be available during the winter break. Duke Dining will post these options later in the fall semester.

  • To be eligible to stay during Winter Break, students must:
    • have a Fall 2023 AND Spring 2024 housing assignment
    • submit an application during the designated timeline
    • agree to the Winter Break Housing Terms and Conditions

Timeline

Winter Break Dates – Tuesday, December 19, 2023– Saturday, January 6, 2024

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2023 – Winter Break 2023 Application goes live on housing portal
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023 – Deadline to apply through the housing portal