Office of Student Returns

We are ready to welcome you back to Duke after your leave. The mission of the OSR is to guide students through the separation and return process and to make both points of transition as smooth as possible. The OSR works closely with Trinity Academic Deans and Pratt Academic Deans  as well as other campus partners including Duke Reach, Counseling and Psychological Services, the Student Disability and Access Office and other offices in order to streamline a student's successful transition. The foremost objective of the OSR is for students to experience a supportive, warm and care-centered separation and return process. 

Request for Return


Deadlines for Return Process: 

The deadlines for returns are determined according to registration windows and housing considerations so that all students, including returning students, receive equitable course selection and housing considerations. 

Returning Semester Application Period Opens Application Deadline
Fall 2020  March 1** July 1
Spring 2021 July 1** October 1
Summer I and II 2021 Feb 1** May 1

**Fall Registration begins March 31st. Thus, if you are concerned about your registration window, contact the Office of Student Returns as soon as possible so we can collaboratively plan for you to get your Request for Return completed in time. 

**Spring Registration begins October 28th, for Spring 2021. 

**Summer Registration 2021 begins February 15th, however, summer registration remains open throughout summer session. 

For more information on different Leave Categories, and corresponding procedures, click here

If you have any Questions or Concerns, Contact us Directly:

The Office of Student Returns 


Phone Number: (919) 684-2075