New Student Orientation


The Office of the University Registrar

welcomes all incoming and returning students!

Our office is located near East Campus. Find our location, contact information, and hours at the bottom of this page.

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for reminders and tips. Our YouTube channel also includes helpful video tutorials.

Find more information about areas of interest for incoming and returning students below.


Academic Calendar

The Registrar's Office maintains and publishes the academic calendar for Duke University.

2020-21 Academic Calendar

    The Duke Academic Calendar has been changed for the 2020-21 academic year. Each semester has been condensed in order to provide the safest possible environment for students, faculty, and staff. Please note the following significant changes for the Fall 2020 semester:

    • First day of classes is now Monday, August 17;
    • Fall 2020 will not include a fall break; and
    • Final exams will conclude Tuesday, November 24.


    DukeHub is Duke University’s official online portal for students, faculty, and advisors. Visit to view your student record and complete tasks such as

    • Ordering transcripts and enrollment verifications
    • Paying bills
    • Registering for classes
    • Viewing and editing personal information
    • Applying to graduate

    DukeHub also provides access to the following information:

    Search DukeHub in the Registrar's Help Guides to find step-by-step instructions and video tutorials that address frequently asked questions.

    Academic Bursar Financial Aid Personal
    • Class and exam schedules
    • Grades (final and midterm)
    • Course history
    • Account activity
    • 1098T tax form
    • Awards package
    • Notifications and to-do list
    • Financial aid budget
    • Loan history
    • Health insurance
    • Addresses (physical and email)
    • Phone numbers


    Duke University adheres to a policy of compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

    This policy

    1. permits students to inspect their education records,
    2. limits disclosure to others of personally-identifiable information from education records without students’ prior written consent, and
    3. provides students the opportunity to seek correction of their education records where appropriate.

    For more information about FERPA at Duke, visit

    Transcripts & Verifications

    Currently enrolled students and those who have graduated within the past year should request transcripts and enrollment verifications using the options under Forms & Requests in DukeHub.

    Need help? Watch this video or read this guide.

    For additional information, see Transcripts & Verifications and Transcript FAQs.

    • Using DukeHub, transcripts can be delivered by mail to any domestic or international address or by email as a secure PDF.
    • Transcripts requested via DukeHub are processed the next business day.
    • All transcripts that come from the Office of the University Registrar are official and carry the Duke University seal.
    • Students will see a confirmation in the Previously Requested Transcripts section once a transcript has been sent.
    • Emailed transcripts come from ScripSafe but will contain Duke University in the subject line.
    • Bursar and/or Financial Aid accounts must be in good order; otherwise, transcript requests will be blocked. Check Notifications in DukeHub for current transcript holds.
    • Students can request that their transcript be held for final grades or degree posting when ordering in DukeHub.
    • Students are billed a one-time transcript fee during their first semester of enrollment. Therefore, no payment is required when ordering transcripts.
    • Unofficial transcripts are available for immediate download by all current students and students who have graduated or left Duke within the last year.

    In most cases, current students should use DukeHub to request an enrollment verification. DukeHub generates a PDF available for immediate download. Students can then email the PDF as an attachment or print a hard copy to mail. A sample verification letter can be viewed here.

    An enrollment verification contains the following information:

    • Student’s name
    • Expected date of graduation
    • Dates of enrollment/anticipated enrollment
    • Majors/minors and degrees earned

    Enrollment verifications are often used in the following capacities:

    • Loan documentation/loan deferral
    • Scholarship eligibility
    • Proof of sibling enrollment for Expected Family Contribution documentation
    • Good student discounts for car insurance
    • Proof of enrollment for health insurance

    Proxy Access

    A student has the right of consent for their records, but they can grant an authorized user Proxy Access, which allows that person to view parts of the student’s academic record.

    Students have control over the amount of access a user is given. A student can grant access to specific areas of DukeHub (see above for examples).

    Authorized users will have view-only access to most items.

    Students can enable Proxy Access in DukeHub by going to the Profile page and clicking the edit icon next to Relationships/Student Proxy Access.