Fall 2020 bookbags are now open! You can log in to your DukeHub account to view the Fall schedule of classes and place classes in your bookbag. Not sure what to bookbag? View degree requirements on MEM’s student resources website. Don’t forget to validate any class schedules you put together to check for pre-requisites, time scheduling conflicts, and required permission numbers. Also remember to look at the details of a class section to see if it will be delivered in-person, online only, or in a hybrid format. Here is a guide to help understand what the different instruction modes mean and where you can find them when looking at a class. Details of a class may be listed in the Class Notes section. For help locating the Class Notes, here is a guide.
Registration begins on Monday August 3rd at 7:00 AM (EDT). Tutorials on how to register are available here. If you are interested in taking courses that are not EGRMGMT courses, please refer to the approved/unapproved technical electives list to see if the course you are interested in will count as a MEM technical elective. Also, please note, you must get permission from the course instructor if you wish to take a course that is not an EGRMGMT course.
We are also rolling out a new platform (called Stellic) for you to easily organize your upcoming Fall 2020 semester and keep track of your degree progress. Stellic will allow you to
Stellic can be accessed through duke.stellic.com using your Duke NetID and password. Check out the QuickStart Guide for help on getting started. The Stellic platform is new to Duke, so if you discover any issues on the platform or if you have any questions, please contact Kelsey Liddle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that you cannot register for classes through Stellic. You will still need to place classes in your bookbag and register through your DukeHub account.
Student Records Coordinator
Pratt School of Engineering
Dear Incoming MEM students,
We are very excited for the start of your program in August! Below are some reminders that will help you have a smooth transition to Duke. Please note the important deadlines listed for each.
All Engineering Master’s students should have received instructions to set up your NetID and email. Please do this immediately so you can begin accessing the resources you need while you are studying at Duke. All official email from Duke will be sent to your Duke issued email address so this is essential.
North Carolina State Law 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. Any student who arrives on campus will be required to complete the immunization process by the 30th day of class. This requirements is not necessary for students who will be studying remotely.
Your Duke Student ID is one of the most important cards you will carry while you are studying at Duke. This card is a photo ID, with your name and unique ID number on it. With your card, you can access academic buildings, recreational facilities, library books, parking lots, campus events, and campus photocopying. If you plan to enroll in on campus classes in the fall, you will need a DukeID. Graduate Student Programs and Services (GSPS) will order your Duke ID Card and have it available for campus students to pick up during the first week of classes. You must first upload your photo by going to this link: https://dukecard.duke.edu/get-your-dukecard/submit-your-dukecard-photo.
The name that will be on the class lists that professors use to address their students is the preferred name. Please go to DukeHub, then click on the tab that says “Profile.” On that page, go to the edit button next to “Name” and from there you can update your “Preferred Name.”
All incoming Engineering Master’s Program students must submit official transcripts to enroll at Duke. MEng and MEM students, click here.
Please complete all of these important tasks mentioned in this email by the noted deadlines. If you have questions, feel free to email email@example.com.
You will be hearing from us with the complete orientation schedule the week of July 27!
Pratt Master’s Student Services
Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
From: Ling Jin
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:50 AM
Subject: 2020 International Graduate and Professional Students Orientation
Dear incoming graduate and professional students,
Welcome to Duke!
My name is Ling Jin and I am the Student Development Coordinator at the International House. I am glad to announce that the 2020 International Graduate and Professional Students Orientation schedule is now available on our website.
As part of the Duke’s efforts to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being as we plan for the Fall semester, the orientation will be held virtually from Monday, August 3 to Friday, August 7. We believe that a virtual orientation will allow more accessibility and flexibility for all international students.
Whether you will be taking classes at Duke or online in your home country during Fall 2020, you will learn about helpful information and resources at the orientation. There will be three components to the orientation:
You MUST register to attend the Live Webinars and the Virtual Networking Hours. For more detailed information about the orientation and to access the registration links, please visit our website and this document.
Please note that we will use Zoom for all the live webinar sessions and virtual networking hours. Please make sure you familiarize yourself with the online meeting tool Zoom in advance and activate your Duke NetID and access Zoom with it.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the orientation. For more information on Duke’s plan to returning to campus in Fall 2020, please visit https://returnto.duke.edu.
I look forward to seeing you at the orientation!
Ling Jin 金玲 she/her/hers
Student Development Coordinator
2 Epworth Dorm Lane, East Campus
firstname.lastname@example.org | 919.613.0509
This message is intended for International Students within the Pratt School of Engineering:
Dear International Students,
We hope you are doing well. We are doing our best to keep you informed about Duke’s guidance regarding ICE’s July 6th policies for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program. We are writing today to share a few updates.
For the latest and best information about Duke’s approach, please refer to this website: https://keeplearning.duke.edu/international-students/.
The FAQ section of this website addresses two critical questions that have been generating some questions among our students:
Unless the student withdraws from a course, s/he is considered as enrolled in the course for the entirety of the semester. Thus, if a student enrolled in a hybrid course at the start of the semester and stays enrolled, the hybrid classification will remain.
We ask that you report your illness to your academic advisor and Duke Visa Services so your concerns can be addressed and information provided so your SEVIS file will remain active.
According to this guidance, students will not be asked to leave the US if Duke has to move to an online-only model during the Fall Semester, as it did in the Spring Semester. Further, students with health concerns have a process for keeping their SEVIS file active. We are very pleased with this guidance and hope that these responses may relieve concerns you may have about the possibility of being sent home mid-semester.
We also want to make you aware that Duke plans to join a legal challenge to the recent policy by submitting an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit against these regulations. More information about this is available here.
Deb Wojcik, PhD
Managing Director, Graduate Student Programs and Services
Pratt Master’s Student Services
Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
Dear MEM Students,
I hope you are doing well this summer. Our MEM team has been working hard all summer in preparation for the fall semester and we wanted to provide you with an update for the MEM program.
First, please make sure to read Duke’s official updates for students https://coronavirus.duke.edu/updates/for-students/ As President Price has mentioned, Fall 2020 will not look like Fall 2019 and so we wanted to talk about some of the changes. It is also important to know that Duke and MEM plans will continue to evolve; we are practicing our flexibility in planning and we ask for your flexibly too as the plan may change once (or twice) more as we get closer to August 17.
Duke Campus Life
Thank you for reading the entirety of this email. We are hopeful that we will have a fulfilling and exciting semester ahead. I wish you all the best as you continue your summer internships or other work in the remaining weeks.