Engineering Master’s Programs Events & Activities

The Student Engagement and Support unit is excited to welcome you to the engineering master’s programs community! This page is where we will post our student engagement events and activities for the 2021-2022 academic year. Check back frequently as we will continue to update this page with new opportunities – we look forward to your participation!

Instructions: click on the + to learn more about each event or activity. To register, click on the Register HERE link within the description. A confirmation email will be sent to those who register prior to the event.

August Events

 The Graduate Student Programs and Services teams are excited to welcome you to the Engineering Master’s Programs community! Our teams partner with programs and departments to provide students with a variety of supports and services to enhance your engineering master’s experience. We encourage you to stop by our welcome table to meet us anytime between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM! Representatives from Admissions and Recruiting, Career Services and Professional Development, Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs, and Student Engagement and Support will be on hand to talk about our supports and services and to answer any questions you might have. We will also be distributing treats to go! No registration required.

 

The Graduate Student Programs and Services teams are excited to welcome you to the Engineering Master’s Programs community! Our teams partner with programs and departments to provide students with a variety of supports and services to enhance your engineering master’s experience. We encourage you to stop by our welcome table to meet us anytime between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM! Representatives from Admissions and Recruiting, Career Services and Professional Development, Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs, and Student Engagement and Support will be on hand to talk about our supports and services and to answer any questions you might have. We will also be distributing treats to go! No registration required.

Welcome new Engineering Master’s Students! If you arrived to Durham late and missed new student orientation, let us show you around! We encourage you to join us for this quick tour of campus, which will take you by many of the places engineering master’s students frequent. There will be plenty of time for any questions you may have as you continue to get settled at Duke. Register HERE

The Al Buehler Cross Country Trail is a gravel running and walking path located across the perimeter of the Washington Duke Golf Course. Join us for a 2.91 mile loop around the trail. Sign up HERE.

Your success, safety, and well-being are our top priority! We encourage you to join us for a workshop with the Crime Prevention Unit from Duke Campus Police. In this session, you’ll learn about the safety and support resources that are in place to protect the Duke Community as well as strategies and actions you can take to stay safe. Register HERE

* Students are welcome to pre-submit questions through the registration form. 

* In-person attendance is suggested; however, the session will be recorded for those who are unable to make it.

It is our goal to provide our engineering master’s students with a supportive and safe environment so they can achieve their goals while at Duke. Our weekly office hours are an opportunity for students to meet with us 1:1 to receive support or to have any questions or concerns addressed. Register HERE.

*If a student has an emergency situation, they should call 9-1-1. For additional emergency resources, visit Safety at Duke and Duke Support Resources.

September Events

Welcome new Engineering Master’s Students! If you arrived to Durham late and missed new student orientation, let us show you around! We encourage you to join us for this quick tour of campus, which will take you by many of the places engineering master’s students frequent. There will be plenty of time for any questions you may have as you continue to get settled at Duke. Register HERE. 

SnackChat is a weekly conversation club for ALL Pratt graduate students, faculty and staff. Meet new people and learn new things while brushing up on your small talk skills. Snacks are provided! This event is hosted by Graduate Communications & Intercultural Programs and Student Engagement & Support. 

How to register: 

  1. Go to: wconline.pratt.duke.edu
  2. Log in using your Duke NetID and password
  3. If you haven’t used the GCC scheduling system before, you may need to register your account.
  4. After logging in, choose the appropriate schedule at the top center of the window. For SnackChat, you need to choose “Communications Workshops Fall 2021” as your schedule. Once you are in this, you will be able to sign up for individual SnackChat slots using the calendar. The slots occur every Friday, September 3 to October 29, 11:30-12:30.

September is National Yoga Month! Join us for this 45 minute yoga class on the Engineering Quad and experience the many health benefits yoga provides. All levels are welcome – no experience is necessary! Register HERE

It is our goal to provide our engineering master’s students with a supportive and safe environment so they can achieve their goals while at Duke. Our weekly office hours are an opportunity for students to meet with us 1:1 to receive support or to have any questions or concerns addressed. Register HERE.

*If a student has an emergency situation, they should call 9-1-1. For additional emergency resources, visit Safety at Duke and Duke Support Resources.

SnackChat is a weekly conversation club for ALL Pratt graduate students, faculty and staff. Meet new people and learn new things while brushing up on your small talk skills. Snacks are provided! This event is hosted by Graduate Communications & Intercultural Programs and Student Engagement & Support. 

How to register: 

  1. Go to: wconline.pratt.duke.edu
  2. Log in using your Duke NetID and password
  3. If you haven’t used the GCC scheduling system before, you may need to register your account.
  4. After logging in, choose the appropriate schedule at the top center of the window. For SnackChat, you need to choose “Communications Workshops Fall 2021” as your schedule. Once you are in this, you will be able to sign up for individual SnackChat slots using the calendar. The slots occur every Friday, September 3 to October 29, 11:30-12:30.

Start the new school year with sustainability in mind and join Sustainable Duke’s Program Coordinator Rebecca Hoeffler to learn about the efforts Duke is taking to combat the climate crisis. Learn how you play a key role in Duke’s Carbon Neutrality goal in 2024 and engage with the latest sustainability paradigms and projects to provide an innovative lens during your lessons this school year. Register HERE.

SnackChat is a weekly conversation club for ALL Pratt graduate students, faculty and staff. Meet new people and learn new things while brushing up on your small talk skills. Snacks are provided! This event is hosted by Graduate Communications & Intercultural Programs and Student Engagement & Support. 

How to register: 

  1. Go to: wconline.pratt.duke.edu
  2. Log in using your Duke NetID and password
  3. If you haven’t used the GCC scheduling system before, you may need to register your account.
  4. After logging in, choose the appropriate schedule at the top center of the window. For SnackChat, you need to choose “Communications Workshops Fall 2021” as your schedule. Once you are in this, you will be able to sign up for individual SnackChat slots using the calendar. The slots occur every Friday, September 3 to October 29, 11:30-12:30.

It is our goal to provide our engineering master’s students with a supportive and safe environment so they can achieve their goals while at Duke. Our weekly office hours are an opportunity for students to meet with us 1:1 to receive support or to have any questions or concerns addressed. To set up a 30 minute appointment email: bridget.kerwin@duke.edu.

*If a student has an emergency situation, they should call 9-1-1. For additional emergency resources, visit Safety at Duke and Duke Support Resources.

Flu shots will conveniently be available in the Fitzpatrick Atrium to anyone with a Duke ID at no charge. Shots are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.

SnackChat is a weekly conversation club for ALL Pratt graduate students, faculty and staff. Meet new people and learn new things while brushing up on your small talk skills. Snacks are provided! This event is hosted by Graduate Communications & Intercultural Programs and Student Engagement & Support. 

How to register: 

  1. Go to: wconline.pratt.duke.edu
  2. Log in using your Duke NetID and password
  3. If you haven’t used the GCC scheduling system before, you may need to register your account.
  4. After logging in, choose the appropriate schedule at the top center of the window. For SnackChat, you need to choose “Communications Workshops Fall 2021” as your schedule. Once you are in this, you will be able to sign up for individual SnackChat slots using the calendar. The slots occur every Friday, September 3 to October 29, 11:30-12:30.

The Duke community is excited to welcome the 2020 graduates back to campus for a weekend of commencement events and activities. The Pratt School of Engineering will be hosting a social gathering for 2020 graduates who missed an in person celebration due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we are looking for current students to volunteer to work at a variety of stations at this event. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the engineering community while also having a unique opportunity to network with recent alumni! Register HERE. 

October Events

It is our goal to provide our engineering master’s students with a supportive and safe environment so they can achieve their goals while at Duke. Our weekly office hours are an opportunity for students to meet with us 1:1 to receive support or to have any questions or concerns addressed. To set up a 30 minute appointment email: bridget.kerwin@duke.edu.

*If a student has an emergency situation, they should call 9-1-1. For additional emergency resources, visit Safety at Duke and Duke Support Resources.

SnackChat is a weekly conversation club for ALL Pratt graduate students, faculty and staff. Meet new people and learn new things while brushing up on your small talk skills. Snacks are provided! This event is hosted by Graduate Communications & Intercultural Programs and Student Engagement & Support. 

How to register: 

  1. Go to: wconline.pratt.duke.edu
  2. Log in using your Duke NetID and password
  3. If you haven’t used the GCC scheduling system before, you may need to register your account.
  4. After logging in, choose the appropriate schedule at the top center of the window. For SnackChat, you need to choose “Communications Workshops Fall 2021” as your schedule. Once you are in this, you will be able to sign up for individual SnackChat slots using the calendar. The slots occur every Friday, September 3 to October 29, 11:30-12:30.

Climb the tower of Duke’s most well-known landmark, the Chapel! You’ll enjoy a 360-degree view of campus and Durham from an observation deck on the Chapel roof. Note: there are 239 stairs and it is a circular, narrow, and steep climb. Participants will be required to adhere to specific guidelines and sign a liability form prior to participating. This event is limited to 25 participants. Email bridget.kerwin@duke.edu to add your name to the list for this event. A waitlist will be formed once we reach 25 participants.

SnackChat is a weekly conversation club for ALL Pratt graduate students, faculty and staff. Meet new people and learn new things while brushing up on your small talk skills. Snacks are provided! This event is hosted by Graduate Communications & Intercultural Programs and Student Engagement & Support. 

How to register: 

  1. Go to: wconline.pratt.duke.edu
  2. Log in using your Duke NetID and password
  3. If you haven’t used the GCC scheduling system before, you may need to register your account.
  4. After logging in, choose the appropriate schedule at the top center of the window. For SnackChat, you need to choose “Communications Workshops Fall 2021” as your schedule. Once you are in this, you will be able to sign up for individual SnackChat slots using the calendar. The slots occur every Friday, September 3 to October 29, 11:30-12:30.

Project Linus – Covering Children in Love. Project Linus is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that brings blankets to seriously ill and traumatized children throughout the area. To date, the local chapter has delivered over 59,000 blankets with each of our nearby hospitals distributing 300-500 blankets per month! Blankets are delivered to infants through young adults at Rex, Wake Med, and Duke hospitals. They are also distributed through Salvation Army, Hospice, Make a Wish Foundation, TAPS camp, East Coast Migrant Head Start Project, and Victory Junction. You can learn more about the work of this organization through this short video.

Join us for a fun and interactive afternoon as we make blankets to donate to Project Linus! No sewing skills are required and all of the supplies will be available to you. Register HERE!

SnackChat is a weekly conversation club for ALL Pratt graduate students, faculty and staff. Meet new people and learn new things while brushing up on your small talk skills. Snacks are provided! This event is hosted by Graduate Communications & Intercultural Programs and Student Engagement & Support. 

How to register: 

  1. Go to: wconline.pratt.duke.edu
  2. Log in using your Duke NetID and password
  3. If you haven’t used the GCC scheduling system before, you may need to register your account.
  4. After logging in, choose the appropriate schedule at the top center of the window. For SnackChat, you need to choose “Communications Workshops Fall 2021” as your schedule. Once you are in this, you will be able to sign up for individual SnackChat slots using the calendar. The slots occur every Friday, September 3 to October 29, 11:30-12:30.

Join us to explore Duke’s campus in a fun and competitive way! Prizes will be awarded to each member of the winning team and Insomnia Cookie treats will be available to all participants at the end! Register HERE!

  • A confirmation with more details will be emailed on October 25 to those who register
  • Please download the GooseChase IOS or Android app from https://www.goosechase.com/download/. More instructions and the game code will be provided at the event

SnackChat is a weekly conversation club for ALL Pratt graduate students, faculty and staff. Meet new people and learn new things while brushing up on your small talk skills. Snacks are provided! This event is hosted by Graduate Communications & Intercultural Programs and Student Engagement & Support. 

How to register: 

  1. Go to: wconline.pratt.duke.edu
  2. Log in using your Duke NetID and password
  3. If you haven’t used the GCC scheduling system before, you may need to register your account.
  4. After logging in, choose the appropriate schedule at the top center of the window. For SnackChat, you need to choose “Communications Workshops Fall 2021” as your schedule. Once you are in this, you will be able to sign up for individual SnackChat slots using the calendar. The slots occur every Friday, September 3 to October 29, 11:30-12:30.

Highlights from 2020-2021 Activities