Sloan Scholars orientation

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

Due to the pandemic, instead of in-person programming, Early Start for summer 2021 will consist of weekly online programs to help incoming Sloan Scholars with their transition to Duke. These programs will run from the week of July 5 through the week of August 2. We will contact Sloan Scholars with more information about the online programming.

2021 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