Sloan Scholars orientation

The Early Start Research Immersion Program runs from July to mid-August in the summer before newly admitted Sloan Scholars matriculate, ending just before new student orientation.

The Early Start program for summer 2020 has been canceled due to the coronavirus. The Duke UCEM will instead offer remote programming between July 6 and August 7 to help incoming Sloan Scholars with their transition to Duke. We will contact Sloan Scholars with more information about the digital programming.

2020 Virtual Early Start Schedule (PDF)

Early Start programming is designed to achieve two major objectives:

  1. Give Scholars an early immersion in their departments and labs
  2. Introduce Scholars to resources and opportunities that speak directly to what it means to be a graduate student in their department and at Duke