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From its very beginning, Duke University has placed the highest value on being a residential campus that fosters community and personal growth. We believe that the experience outside the classroom is a vital part of each student's education: an opportunity to build lifelong friendships, develop personal responsibility, and gain experience in leadership and self-government in a supportive environment.
QuadEX focus on several interconnected areas of campus life and will be guided by the following goals:
Further information can be found at https://quadex.duke.edu/.
Duke requires students to live on campus for three years. We generally have space to guarantee housing for the fourth year, should a student choose to remain on campus. We have two campuses for upperclass students: West and 300 Swift.
Duke students are still required to live on-campus for three years. First-year students will live in their assigned East Campus residence hall. Sophomores will be required to live on-campus in their assigned Quad. Juniors will also be required to live on-campus in their assigned Quad or in Hollows/300 Swift. Seniors have the ability to live in their Quad, in upperclass housing (Hollows/300 Swift), or off-campus. Juniors and seniors will retain affiliation with their Quads, regardless of where they live.
All rates are set by Housing and Residence Life and approved by the University Board of Trustees. The rates below represent the final rates for 2022-2023.
The rates listed are per student.
Academic Year: $12,106
Academic Year: $9,164
Apartment Private Bedroom:
Academic Year: $15,048
Apartment Shared Bedroom:
Academic Year: $12,106
Please note: All rooms in the Hollows are considered single rooms and will be charged the single room rate.
Residential students will be notified via duke.edu email if there is a change to the move-in/move-out dates.
Financial aid includes all standard housing costs. Whether you live on East or West Campus or in a single or double room, your cost will be the same. You should choose your standard housing based on your preferences and needs, not the cost. All rooms in 300 Swift are currently considered standard rooms for financial aid purposes, and will be covered by financial aid.
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.
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 may decline housing for a variety of reasons:
All declines are reviewed and verified via respective university offices and programs. Students who are declining housing should complete the Decline Housing form via the housing portal.
Students returning to Duke are still required to meet the three-year residency requirement. You may contact housing regarding your residency status while your return application is under review.
Housing and Residence Life is currently NOT conducting an off-campus lottery for the Fall 2022 semester. For the spring semester, HRL is offering an off-campus lottery for eligible juniors to request to be released from housing requirement. Spring 2023 housing information is available here.
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.
Bassett + Pegram: Craven
Giles + Wilson: Crowell
Belltower + Trinity: Edens
Gilbert-Addoms + Southgate: Few
Blackwell + Randolph: Keohane
Alspaugh + Brown: Kilgo
East House + West House: Wannamaker
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.
With the implementation of QuadEx, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Housing Assignments (email@example.com).
Blocking provides students the option to select a preferred roommate - as well as a larger group of friends whom they’d like to live near. While blocking does not guarantee an outcome, it gives all students in the block the same selection time – which may allow you to select consecutive or proximate rooms depending on availability.
With QuadEx, you and your preferred roommate may choose to be members of a block or simply enter the Quad housing lottery as a roommate pair. For rising sophomores, all students within a block must have the same Quad affiliation and will select rooms in their affiliated Quad.
As you might expect, smaller block sizes have had more success selecting rooms in direct proximity to one another, as it’s easier to find contiguous rooms when there are fewer rooms involved.
Please submit the housing application as if you are not living with your LLC. LLC members will be able to identify a preferred roommate from within their Quad Connection, if applicable. You will be manually assigned by the housing assignments staff. More details will be provided to LLC members.
Please submit the housing application as if you are not living in your SLG section. You will be manually assigned by the housing assignments staff at the guidance of your SLG.
Substance free communities are created to support students interested in living in a substance-free environment. Students in substance free have the opportunity to participate in experiences to develop habits that support lifelong health and well-being. The community also features extended quiet hours to promote academic study. Substance free differs from other communities because residents sign a contract pledging to refrain from the use of alcohol, being under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, and tobacco, and the abuse of prescription medications. Students who do not honor the contract will be relocated within their quad community.
Every quad will have the opportunity to form substance free communities. Students may identify their interest in the substance free community within their quad on their housing application. Students who identify the substance free community as an option will receive additional communications related to the location of the community within their quad. There will not be any substance free communities within 300 Swift or Hollows.
Students returning to campus for the Fall 2022 semester should complete a housing application via the Housing Portal. Students studying at the Marine Lab for the Fall 2022 semester should decline housing via the Housing Portal. Students studying at the Marine Lab for the spring 2023 semester will be able to cancel housing during October 2022.
The processes outlined below are for a typical spring campus switch.
Housing process for Duke Robertson Scholars:
Housing process for UNC Robertson Scholars:
Students who have applied, but not been enrolled in a study away program should complete the housing application and participate in the assignment process. Once enrolled in a program, you may decline housing. All students are verified via the Global Education Office.
Assignments for any students enrolled in a Study Away program will be pulled on May 2nd. These students will then need to submit a Decline Housing Form on the Housing Portal.
Students who study away for the fall 2022 semester should plan to live on-campus when they return in the spring 2023 semester. Application information will be available via the HRL website in October.