Moving to Duke University

It’s time to move to one of the highest ranked universities in the nation!  With nearly 15,000 students, Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina and occupies nearly 8,600 acres on three campuses.  Duke is a private research university that was founded in 1838, its motto being “Eruditio et Religio” or “Knowledge and Faith.”  Before starting your move, brush up on these tips! 

Duke University

On Campus

Duke UniversityDuke University is divided into four areas: West, East and Central Campuses, as well as the Medical Center.  Worried about getting around?  Don’t be.  There is a free bus service that transports students between all four areas.

Housing is available at each of the three campuses.  First-year students are assigned to the East Campus, where there are 14 co-ed houses.  Don’t be intimidated by the experienced upperclassmen, because you’ll be rooming exclusively with freshmen!  After your first year, you will move to one of 80 houses on either the West or Central Campus.  The West Campus is a residence hall-style, while the Central Campus is an apartment style.

Duke University provides weekend entertainment through the Devils After Dark program.  Expect events such as themed nights, performances and recreational activities.  Look in your residence hall lobby for event listings or check your school email for updates!


Duke UniversityDuke’s leading majors include public policy, economics, biology, biomedical engineering and psychology.   The university offers the following schools and colleges:

  • Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Law
  • Divinity School
  • Graduate School
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • Pratt School of Engineering
  • Fuqua School of Business
  • Sanford School of Public Policy
  • Nicholas School of the Environment

Moving to Duke University

Duke UniversityTraveling from the comfort zone of your home town to a prestigious university such as Duke may seem intimidating, so try to make the trip as easy on yourself as you can.  The Collegeboxes Ship To School service is a great way to ensure safe arrival of your personal belongings at your new campus, especially if the trip is a long one.  Great alternatives for road-trippers are moving trucks or trailers.  Moving to college is supposed to be an adventure, so don’t stress about squeezing every last knickknack into your parents’ minivan.  Sit back and enjoy the ride!



How was your experience moving to Duke University?  Tell us in the comments below. 


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