New Student Orientation

Welcome, Class of 2026!

Welcome to Duke and Durham! We have designed an Orientation Week that is intended to help you get to know more about Durham and the Duke campus, meet your classmates, deans and faculty, and hear about the resources available to you as a Duke student.  Between the scavenger hunt "tour" of the Duke campus on your first day, to welcoming you into the profession of Medicine at the White Coat Ceremony on Friday evening, we hope you'll find the week to be a useful immersion experience. Please review the "Orientation Documents" links.


Orientation 2022 Schedule

August 1st

'Welcome to the Family' & Celebration

Start Time: 8:30am

End Time: 5:00pm

August 2nd Professional Health Planning

Start Time: 8:30am

End Time: 4:00pm

August 3rd Building Community Together

Start Time: 8:30am

End Time: 3:00pm

August 4th  Pictures, Vision Planning, Oaths & BLS

Start Time: 8:30am

End Time: 5:00pm

August 5th  Research Symposium

Start Time: 8:30am

End Time: 12:00pm

August 5th

Reception (Penn Pavilion)

Ceremony (Page Auditorium) 

Start Time: 4:30pm

Start Time: 6:00pm

Orientation Documents

Please read and review these links and respond as indicated. 

Feel free to contact us at (919) 668-1670 if you have any questions or concerns. You can also email the Student Affairs Office at