New Student Checklist and Orientation

New Student Checklist

After receiving your admission offer letter

By enrollment decision deadline (see deadline in your admission letter)

Within 2 weeks of accepting your admission offer

Once your enrollment decision and official transcripts are received, we will matriculate you. This means you will receive your Duke NetID credential from the Office of Information Technology (OIT) within one business week. 

See information on housing, area resources, and Duke's immunization requirements.


New Student Orientation (Campus Programs only)

Orientation is required for all new students and is an opportunity to introduce you to the MEM and MEng programs. A detailed orientation schedule for your program will be sent to you in the months prior to your arrival and will be posted here. 

  • Monday, January 8 - International Student Orientation
  • Tuesday, January  9 - New Student Orientation
  • Wednesday, January 10 - Spring 2018 classes begin


Distance students do not follow this schedule. Read more on distance dates.


Stanback Internship Program

View an overview of the Stanback Internship Program.