Duke MEM Online combines the flexibility of remote coursework with the support of authentic community connections

Three, week-long residencies allow cohorts of MEM Online students to meet, interact and bond. Duke MEM Online students learn valuable tools for successfully navigating the Duke MEM Online delivery format.

Students also meet MEM campus students, with whom they will be engaged on projects and class assignments.

Being on the Duke campus enhances communication with faculty, allowing the one-on-one personal interaction necessary to forge strong ties and relationships with mentors. Through our residency roundtables and workshops, students build career development skills. Finally, social activities planned for these three weeklong stays provide a way to enjoy the camaraderie of classmates.

Residency Schedule

1. Orientation

One week prior to the start of classes in Fall Year 1

Initiates the Duke MEM Online program. Program introductions and updates are delivered, expectations are outlined, and students have the opportunity to experience the Duke community. Highlights include distance technology/tooling overviews, workshops, faculty interaction, and social activities for MEM Online cohorts and MEM campus students at Duke.

2. Mid-Program

One week in July between Years 1 and 2

This residency provides students an opportunity to reconnect personally with Duke faculty and cohorts. Seminars and workshops focusing on professional development and business simulation activities will be required to supplement the remote classroom experience. Social activities will further enhance relationship building amongst distance cohorts.

3. Capstone

One week prior to May Graduation in Spring Year 2

The culmination of the Duke MEM Online degree program, this residency provides students the forum for final class presentations and assessments. Interactions, discussions, and feedback mark the integration of learning and application. Social activities during this residency will bring cohorts together for a final shared experience. Students participate in commencement ceremonies alongside campus students.

Residency Dates

Dates by Cohort

2020 Cohort

  • Residency 3 will take place the week of May 1, 2022

Dates by Calendar Year


  • The 2020 Cohort's third residency will take place the week of May 1, 2022



The Duke Master of Engineering Management Online program (Duke MEM Online) was previously known as the Distributed Master of Engineering Management program (d-MEMP).