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See Yourself at the Nicholas School
Congratulations on your admission to the Nicholas School of the Environment and Duke! Everyone here is eager to—virtually—show you around campus, tell you about all the resources and opportunities, and connect you with current students, fellow admitted students, faculty, staff and alumni.
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Get to Know the Nicholas School
We bring together talented and purpose-driven people from across the globe who look beyond themselves and use their Duke degree to pursue a career that makes a positive contribution on the environment and our planet.
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Events Designed Just for You
We have put together a robust lineup of opportunities for you to engage with the Nicholas School community and see yourself at Duke. Check out the schedule and mark your calendar now for upcoming live-streamed presentations, panel discussions, virtual office hours and more!
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We're Just an Email Away
We invite you to join us for as many admitted student virtual events as you can. This year we have added several Admitted Student Information Sessions hosted by the Admissions team to answer your questions in a small group and meet other admitted students. We encourage you to reach out directly with any questions that we haven't answered—we are here to help.
What to Expect
All admitted student events will be held virtually this year. We have a full calendar of events running through March and April. Please complete a registration form for each session you wish to attend; you will then receive login information for each event via a confirmation email.
The Student Experience at the Nicholas School
Join current master's students for a panel discussion about their experiences at Duke Environment.
Wednesday, April 14
7:00 - 8:00 p.m., EST
Environmental Justice at the Nicholas School
Environmental justice (EJ) is a key component of our work towards a more sustainable future. Join a panel of NSOE students and faculty to hear about how EJ is incorporated into coursework, co-curricular activities, and community partnerships.
Tuesday, April 20
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., EST
Hear from current students
Seven students at Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment talk about their experiences working on their Master of Environmental Management degrees.
Meet Student Group Leaders
Hear from Nicholas School student organization leaders and find out how you can get involved! Our current student organization leaders have recorded short videos to introduce you to the dozens of professional, co-curricular and social organizations you can join at the Nicholas School.
Prepare to Launch your Career with the NSOE Career and Professional Development Center
Please join Allison Besch MEM'05, Melissa Hunter, and Deanna Knighton to learn more about our Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC), a resource dedicated to MEM and MF students that provides focused support for students and alumni throughout their Nicholas School tenure and beyond.
Tuesday, April 13
10:00 – 11:00 a.m., EST
An Introduction to Master's Projects for Admitted Students
Please join NSOE staff and alum Laura Collins MEM'17 for an introduction to the Master's Project (MP), which is a culminating applied learning experience for MEM and MF students. In this session, you will learn about the difference between a Master's Project and a traditional thesis, the various timelines of MPs, and the support available to you from NSOE faculty and staff. Examples of previous MPs can be found on the Nicholas School Master's Projects page.
Tuesday, April 13
4:00 – 4:30 p.m., EST
Career & Professional development center Office Hours
Meet NSOE Career and Professional Development Center staff members and ask questions about career coaching, internships, professional development and more during office hours. No appointment needed—join anytime during the session. Register to receive login information.
Wednesday, April 14
Drop in between 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., EST
Thursday, April 15
Drop in between 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., EST
Friday, April 16
Drop in between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., EST
Through numerous interdisciplinary solutions-oriented collaborations at Duke related to environmental policy, energy and sustainability, students can join a research project team, participate in conferences and networking events, interface with government and industry leaders and more.
Registrar Office Hours
During these drop-in sessions, meet NSOE Registrar Erika Lovelace and ask questions about prerequisites, course registration, and other Registrar-related topics. No appointment needed—join anytime during the session. Register to receive login information.
Monday, April 12
Drop in between 6:00 – 7:15 p.m., EST
Wednesday, April 14
Drop in between 8:15 – 9:30 a.m., EST
admitted student info sessions
Join members of the admissions team to review next steps, answer your questions, and celebrate your admission. We look forward to connecting with you.
- Saturday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m., EST
Looking Ahead to Graduate School
Join Sherri Nevius, MEM'00 and Associate Dean of Student Services, for a conversation about resources for student support at the Nicholas School, and tips and advice on thriving during your time at Duke.
Thursday, April 29, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 p.m., EDT
Meet the Marine Lab
Our year-round coastal campus in Beaufort, N.C. is home to research, teaching and student life facilities. Whether you spend a day or a year, the Marine Lab is a unique resource for all of our students.
Meet the Duke forest
Since 1931, the Duke Forest has been Duke University’s living laboratory and outdoor classroom. The Duke Forest has taught countless students, generated innumerable scientific articles and launched the careers of many well-respected scientists.
Join the Facebook Group
We encourage you to join the Facebook Group for students entering fall 2021 as a way to connect with fellow admitted students and post questions for our Nicholas School Enrollment Services team.
Take the Next Step
Ready to join us at Duke? Accept your offer of admission and submit your deposit through your applicant account by May 1, 2021.
For a look at what's ahead, the enrolling students' website is your go-to resource while you are a professional graduate student, beginning with fall enrollment and continuing throughout your academic career.
We're always ready to help. Simply contact us at the following:
Office of Enrollment Services
Nicholas School of the Environment
308 Research Drive, Levine Science Research Center (LSRC)
Suite A101 Box 90330
Durham, NC 27708-0330