Children and Family

Children and Family

Duke's family-friendly policies and Durham's kid friendly atmosphere make it a great place to start and raise a family. Don't believe us? Get a Second Opinion: Duke Named Among Top Family-Friendly Workplaces, Duke Today, August 23, 2011.

Check out: Duke's Family Friendly Benefits

Spouses and Partners

Spouses or same sex spousal equivalents of graduate students and employees can get a Duke ID card which allows access to residence halls, academic buildings, recreational facilities, athletic events and parking gates. Spouses of undergraduate students are not eligible.

The Duke International House welcomes all relocating Spouses/Partners – both International and U.S., male or female – to their support network which includes a mailing list and events.


On campus housing does not allow pets except for fish. If you have pets you need to bring, be sure to find off campus housing that allows them. Dogs can be walked on a leash on campus. Durham does have some dogs parks available and there are many great hiking trails near by.


Day Care/Child Care (0-5)
Schools (3-18 yrs)
Family Friendly
Duke Child Care Partnership Durham Public Schools Parks
  Elementary Schools Museums
  High Schools Carolina Parent