Student Resources

Resources for Specific Student Groups


We have a specific section of information for veterans and/or dependents of veterans.

Robertson Scholars

The Robertson Scholars program was created and funded by UNC alumnus Julian Robertson and his wife, Josie. Each year, the Robertson Scholars Program selects thirty new scholars—half matriculate at Duke University and half at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. All exhibit academic excellence, leadership potential, a commitment to community service, and behavior that is grounded in strong ethical principles. Every Robertson Scholar has two dynamic intellectual homes at two superb universities—Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill.

All Robertson Scholars are required to take a minimum of five courses at the sister campus during their undergraduate experience. This number can include the Robertson Colloquium (taken spring of the first year) and the Senior Capstone (taken spring of the senior year). Unlike other students at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill who are limited to one interinstitutional course per semester and can take only courses that are not available on their home campus, Robertson Scholars may take more than one class per semester on the sister campus, including those that are available at their home institution. Scholars are encouraged to take advantage of the course offerings at both schools as much as possible. However, students must remember that major, minor, or certificate programs require a percentage of courses to be completed on the home campus and students must obtain the appropriate approvals for every course taken at the sister school.

Visit the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program for more information.


Duke's Focus Program for first-year students provides clusters of courses designed around an interdisciplinary theme. For further information, please visit the website of the Focus Program.

Student Help Guides and Policies