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 Undergraduate move-in is taking place over more than a week this year to allow for pandemic safety measures. Students will be subject to a wide range of safety restrictions once they are on campus. 

As students move in, here’s what life at Duke will look like amid a pandemic

Duke is moving ahead with reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, but life on campus will look little like it did before. Only first-years, sophomores and a small number of juniors and seniors can live in Duke housing. Those students who do have housing—as well as off-campus students who plan to come to Duke for class or other purposes—must follow numerous regulations intended to stop the spread of the virus at Duke.

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Duke Compact detailed, will be emailed to community Tuesday

As the fall semester begins amid the coronavirus pandemic, members of the Duke community will have to agree to the Duke Compact, the text of which is included in a Monday evening news release. The agreement includes commitments to wear a mask in public and participate in COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and self-reporting of symptoms. 


Here’s how to apply for Fall housing as a junior or senior, plus more housing information

Juniors and seniors have until Friday, July 31 to apply to live on campus for the Fall semester, after Duke announced Sunday that it was scaling back its reopening plans. There are limited housing spaces available, according to the Keep Learning website, and requests for housing will be approved for those students whose “academic progress and personal well being significantly depend on being in Duke-provided housing.” 


Duke adds Durham property to hotel collection

Duke has purchased the Cambria Hotel Durham, a recently renovated 148-room, two-building hotel surrounded by the Duke University Medical Center, according to the Triangle Business Journal. Duke renamed the hotel to The Lodge at Duke Medical Center, and it joins the JB Duke Hotel and the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club as Duke-owned lodging. 


Student group calls for disbanding of DUPD, other actions by Duke

The Duke Black Coalition Against Policing's demands propose a three-part approach for Duke to sever “its ties to all systems predicated on policing and imprisonment,” including greater transparency, divestment from any ties to the “military and prison-industrial complex” and a plan to abolish the Duke University Police Department.