Incoming & First-Year Students

Welcome, Class of 2026!

Everyone at the Academic Advising Center congratulates you on your admission to Duke. We are excited that you have decided to join the Duke Class of 2026.

You can expect an email (at your Duke email address) in mid-June from your college advisor or our office, to schedule a virtual advising meeting to take place before you register for fall classes. Registration happens on July 12 and 14. The Blue Book has everything you need to get started in the fall, including information on first year requirements and choosing fall classes. Be sure to read the "Learning at Duke" section to find out what we suggest as you consider your fall schedule, and the "Registration" section, to learn how to search for and register for classes.

If you have questions now, you can reach us in the following ways:

1. Call us at 919-684-6217 (Monday through Friday, between 9-4:00 EST).

2. Email questions to We'll respond within one business day.

Our website is also a valuable resource - check out our FAQ page to see if we've already answered your question.
You can also find out more from the  New Student and Family Programs office.

We look forward to working with you throughout your time at Duke. Again, welcome!

Director David Rabiner
AAC Director