All incoming students are assigned a college advisor — a faculty or staff member whose role is to:
- advise you broadly about your academic pathways
- help you choose courses
- provide guidance on curricular issues and opportunities
- connect you with other members of your advising network
- serve as resource for helping you make the best use of all that Duke has to offer.
You’ll meet your advisor every semester before registration but you should reach out whenever you have questions. You will work with your college advisor until you declare your major your sophomore year. At that time, you will be assigned an advisor in your major, though you can maintain your connection with your college advisor as well.