Forever Duke starts today
From the moment you decide to come to Duke, you’re part of our family. We are here to help you celebrate your Duke moments, get the most from your time on campus and start thinking about life after graduation. Here are just a few of the ways that you can connect and engage with Duke alumni as a student.
What Students Can Do
No matter where you are in your Duke journey, the Duke Alumni Association offers ways to celebrate Duke traditions, explore life after graduation and tap into Duke’s global alumni network.
At Duke, we begin introducing students to the alumni network even before they arrive through our summer Send-off Parties. When you arrive, we give you your Freshman Directory to help you get to know your classmates and learn your way around Duke. Then it's time to start learning about the Duke alumni community and what it means to be Forever Duke.
You’re starting to define your path at Duke and beyond. We give you access to our alumni directory so you can explore the career paths of alumni in different majors.
This year is all about decisions – where to study abroad, what internships to pursue, how to prepare for the career you want. We connect you with people who have been there. Watch for alumni panels and talks on navigating these important decisions successfully.
With senior-focused programs such as our Life 101 series and alumni networking events, we give you the tools to make a smooth transition for life after Duke. We've created a senior checklist at my.duke.edu to help you manage the path to alumnihood. We also advise the Senior Class Council, which hosts activities throughout the year and also puts on commencement events that celebrate your Duke career and prepare you for the great things ahead.
While grad students have the same passion for Duke as undergrads, they often have specific needs that require a more tailored approach. The Duke Alumni Association works with schools and departments to ensure graduate and professional students have seamless access to alumni and career networking within their fields.