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Summer Transition Series

2024 Series information coming soon!

Dear Graduate & Professional Students,

Congratulations! On behalf of Duke’s Graduate & Professional Student Services office, we are excited to welcome you to Duke University! You are invited to join us online for opportunities to engage in real time to answer your questions about transitioning to life at Duke University and moving to Durham, NC, USA.

Our Summer Transitions Series will help you:

  • INTERACT: Meet influential members of the Duke community.
  • COMMUNICATE: Talk directly with experts regarding relevant new student topics.
  • CONNECT: Access all sessions conveniently online.

SCHEDULE: Additional sessions may be added throughout the summer. Continue to check back for updates.

The six-part 2023 Summer Transition Series schedule:

Search Tips for Off-Campus Housing in Durham

May 18 at 9:00am EST

Hosted by Off Campus & Community Housing, Housing & Residence Life, and Duke University Police Department

Living on a Grad/Prof Student Budget

June 8 at 9:00am EST

Hosted by the Office of Student Loans and Personal Finance

Leadership and Engagement at Duke and in Durham, NC

June 20 at 9:00am

Hosted by the Graduate & Professional Student Government, Duke Recreation & Physical Education, the Office of Duke and Durham Community Relations and other campus groups

Duke and Durham History

July 31 at 6:00pm EST

Hosted by University Archives


Registration is required for each webinar. If you are unable to participate during the scheduled time, recordings of each webinar will be posted 3-5 business days post-recording.


Not sure if you’ll be able to join live, but still have a question you want to be answered? You can submit questions before the webinar. Our moderators will do their best to answer all questions received during the appropriate webinar!

If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate and Professional Student Services Team at

The 2023 Summer Transition Series is brought to you by the offices of New Students & Family Programs, International House, and Graduate & Professional Student Services.