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Process and History

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Duke has a rich history of evolving and adapting its housing model to achieve its goals of providing a transformative liberal arts education that prepares students for leadership in the world

It is a history that reflects a restless ambition to serve students who will go on to make contributions that serve society.

With each iteration, we build upon the best of Duke’s past, while looking firmly toward the future. QuadEx is the next step in that journey.

1898: Housing for Women, 1963: First five Black undergraduate students at Duke, 1974: Central Campus Opens, 1980s: Increasing Diversity, 1995: East Campus Opens, 2000s: Original Quad Model, 2010: Duke House Model, 2017: Diversity, 2018: Task Force