Peer Advisor

Each year, experienced students volunteer to serve as peer advisors to first- and second-year students, offering the perspective of someone who has been where you are now. Peer advisors can share with you how they formed meaningful mentoring relationships with faculty, assist you in navigating online registration and help you learn to distinguish what is merely popular from what is individually meaningful to you. 

Advice to first-year students from the peer advisors
Watch a short video on your advising network

AAC Peer Advising Events

The AAC Peer Advisors hold a number of events throughout the year to enhance your academic experience through advising and opportunities for engagement. Events are listed below, along with registration for upcoming events. Check back here for information on events later in the year, and keep up with the peer advisors on their Facebook page.

The AAC Peer Advising program is hosting a dinner discussion focused on getting ready for medical school from students’ perspective. Come hear from several of the peer advisors about their Duke journey toward medical school and what they have learned along the way. There will be opportunity for small-group discussion and questions.  A light dinner will be served. 


The AAC Peer Advisors share tips they wish they'd been told as first-year students in this forum, typically held in September.

Faculty members and administrators discuss research opportunities for first-year students and answer student questions.


Every fall, first-year students have the opportunity to join their faculty-in-residence and AAC Peer Advisors on a walk up the stairs of the iconic Duke Chapel for an aerial view of campus and beyond.



The AAC Peer Advisors are once again holding preregistration office hours in conjunction with the East Campus faculty-in-residence. They offer advice on registration and classes, and snacks are provided.

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The peer advisors host occasional dinners for undergraduates to connect with faculty members in a small-group setting. Topics covered in previous dinners have included mentored research and global and civic engagement.

The peer advisors welcome student panelists with different majors and perspectives to discuss Trinity College's offerings for majors, minors and certificates and managing the requirements those programs entail. The panelists talk to you about weighing your options, whether you're a sophomore making a decision soon or a first-year student just starting to think about majors.