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Find your place at Fuqua. The Durham area is where most graduate and professional students find their housing. Duke's Community Housing Office is available to help you find accommodations and roommates off campus. You're encouraged to secure housing before you arrive, and we maintain an online database with property descriptions, prices, and locations to help make your search easy.

Housing options are plentiful in the Durham area, but there is limited graduate student housing on Duke's campus, which you are welcome to apply for.

Contact the Community Housing Office.

Relocation Expenses

The Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh areas are touted as one of the best places to live in the country in part due to the affordable standard of living. But, you should expect your living expenses for the first month to exceed the average due to start-up costs. Below are estimates of some of these costs, though this list is not complete and represents only estimates of charges. Expenses will vary.

Airport taxi $35–40
Hotel (one night) $70–150
Car rental (one week) $175–250
First month’s rent $400–1,200
Deposit for apartment (refundable) $400–1,200 (usually one month’s rent)
Deposit for electricity (refundable) $100–250 (Duke Energy)
Furniture $200–1,000
Household supplies $200
The Admissions Office says:
Once you're admitted to the program, you'll have access to an Incoming Student Website. Join a class Facebook page where you'll have an opportunity to connect with future classmates, share 'moving to Durham' information, and even find roommates.