Hello 2017 Cohort, 

Your future friends and colleagues are working hard on an exciting and comprehensive welcome for your first weeks in town.  The details are still being hammered out, but we’ve included last year’s plan below to give you an idea of what to expect.  Once we have everything planned out, we’ll post it here and send it to you by email. 


Duke UPE

Hey everyone,

To the new students, welcome! Next week is your official orientation week here at Duke. We have a bunch of social events scheduled to meet you and introduce you to Durham. Some of the events you may have already received emails about, but I put them below so you can keep track of everything.

Monday, August 18, 9:00 AM:

Meet the new Dean of the Nicholas School, Alan Townsend, in 1105 Environment Hall.

Tuesday, August 19, before 7:00 PM:

Durham Bulls baseball game against the Norfolk Tides (tickets will be paid for by the program). The game starts at 7. We are purchasing tickets as a block, so please email me by Thursday (August 14th) 3pm if you are interested in going.
*Joint event with the Biology department

Wednesday, August 20, 7:30 PM:

Drinks with UPE incoming and current students downtown at Surf Club. Food trucks nearby if you’re hungry!

Thursday, August 21, 6:30PM:

UPE potluck/Adopt-A-UPEr dinner. Bring a dish to share and enjoy some North Carolina BBQ (meat and vegetarian options).

Friday, August 22, 5:00 PM:

Happy hour outside of the French Family Sciences Center.
Note: New students you have RCR training during the rest of the day!
*Joint event with the Biology department

Saturday night, August 23.

House party. Location TBA.
*Joint event with the Biology department

Sunday, August 24, 4-8pm:

Nic School PhD Forest Picnic Party.

Where: Gate F shelter in Duke Forest, on NC 751

Wednesday, August 27th, 9AM:

The first UPE breakfast of the 2014-2015 academic year. Meet with Christine Drea (UPE DGS).

Please email Brad Tomasek with questions. Hope to see you all there!