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Community Housing has free, helpful info Duke Community Housing is a free resource for the Duke and Durham communities. It helps Duke students, faculty, staff, and affiliates, as well as local residents and businesses communicate information about rental housing in the Durham area. Duke Community Housing was created in 2001, originally to help graduate and professional students with their offcampus housing needs. The resource is now utilized by both Duke University and Duke University Medical Center communities. Office Location & Contact Information 218-B Alexander Ave., Central Campus Telephone: (919) 684-6711 E-mail: communityhousing@duke.edu Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Office Services: Resource Room - Includes reference information, computers and telephones to search for rental options and contact landlords. Staff Assistance - Staff is available to answer questions and assist with your rental search. Appointments are recommended. Facebook Page: Become a fan of Duke Community Housing on facebook! Follow the link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Duke-CommunityHousing/160611521274?ref=ts

CROASDAILE CROSSINGS Croasdaile Crossings Apartments are in the perfect location for Duke graduate students and associates! Just a 5 minute drive to campus and the Medical Center, Croasdaile Crossings apartment community is located at the intersection of Carver and Front Streets surrounded by Durham’s most prestigious residential setting.

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Duke’s student housing explained Duke students are required to live on campus for six of their eight semesters as an undergraduate. That means getting familiar with Duke’s housing model is a must.

allowing them to select their rooms. Under the new model, students have the right to return to the house they stayed in their second year.

The University consists of three campus—East, West and Central. All first-year students are required to live on East campus, but after that, students can either live on West or Central campus. With the University entering its second year of a new housing model, students are still adjusting to a different looking campus.

These assignments mean that Central is significantly more concentrated with selective groups than West. Twenty-three of the 51 houses on West are marked as selective, and 22 of the 29 houses on Central are occupied by selective groups.

All nine Panhellenic Association sororities, six fraternities and seven non-greek selected living groups currently reside on Central Campus. The remaining 10 Interfraternity Council fraternities and 13 SLGs are on West Campus. Independent students—those not affiliated with a selected living group—are randomly distributed throughout West and Central campus, with a lottery procedure

academic year. Two houses in Kilgo Quadrangle and one house in Few Quadrangle were designated as gender neutral. Additionally, there will be two independent genderneutral houses on Central Campus. Gender-neutral houses have both single-sex and gender-neutral bathrooms, as well as genderneutral bedrooms that allow

students of the opposite sex to room with each other. Students entering their senior year can choose to stay on campus or move off campus. Students who choose to move off campus have chosen locations such as The Belmont, Trinity Commons and Erwin Mill, among others.

Going into this year, groups cannot apply for new locations, and new houses cannot join the model. Students applying for housing are now able to rank houses in order of preference and can choose to live in gender-neutral houses. The University approved genderneutral housing in April 2012, and selected five houses to be designated as gender-neutral this past November for the coming

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Chronicle staffers offer tips for apartment hunting When apartment hunting, it’s easy to get bogged down in confusing leases and too many options. And for many, this is the first apartment you’ll be renting. To ease the stress, The Chronicle has compiled a list of tips to help you through the apartment-hunting process. • Stick to your budget. Determine how much you can realistically afford to spend and don’t deviate from it. • Get an estimate from the complex before you visit. Find out if an apartment is affordable before you visit so you don’t get swept up in a home’s appealing features just to find out it is out of your price range. • Count your deposits. Keep track of the different deposits you will need to make for additional expenses like utilities and insurance to make sure they don’t push you over budget. • Look presentable to the landlord. Dress nicely and bring confidence to your first meeting; have a list of questions ready. First impressions mean a lot. • Get everything in writing. This goes for your landlords and your roommates. Know exactly what you’re signing up for to avoid unwelcome surprises later.

• Choose roommates wisely. Living off campus brings a whole new set of responsibilities like paying bills, buying groceries and cleaning the bathroom. You want to live with someone who is dependable and doesn’t mind sharing the load.

• Don’t forget about parking. Make sure you won’t be forced to park three blocks away. If you don’t have a car, live closer to campus. Maybe look for a roommate who has a car so you can steal a ride to and from campus if it’s pouring rain or late at night.

• Check the little things before you move in. Find out where you can do laundry, make sure there are plenty of outlets, and find out about cell service and internet connection. It’s easy to fall in love with an apartment’s look or low price, but you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.

• Purchase renters insurance. Make sure your belongings are covered in case of an emergency. • Inspect the apartment before you rent and after you move in. Make a note of any problems there when you move in so they can be addressed right away, and you can’t be charged for them later. • Meet the neighbors. Get to know the people you’ll be living near, so you have someone to keep an eye on things when you’re away or help if you get locked out. Also, ask how they feel about noise at night or on the weekends. You should always be respectful, but some neighbors are more sensitive than others.

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Get to know places to go in Durham The food mecca

Take a break from Duke

Southern Living Magazine called Durham the South’s tastiest town, and that’s no surprise with the amount of restaurants that have popped up over the past couple of years. One of Durham’s most recent hot spots is the Parlour—originally a food truck, the recently open store can be found at 117 Market St. and offers eclectic flavors such as avocado and purple sweet potato. Another recent Durham treat is Monut Donuts. Located on East Parrish St., try out a wide array of flavors from chocolate to salted bourbon. But in case you don’t have a strong sweet tooth, try checking out Pizza Toro on E Chapel Hill St and taste its ovenfired, homemade pizzas. You can also swing by Bull City Burger, which sits across the street from Monut Donuts, for some duck frites and a juicy bite.

Sick of studying in Perkins? Need a change of pace? There’s a lot to do in Durham! Take a visit to the Durham Bulls, the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Made famous by the 1988 movie Bull Durham, the team draws in record crowds all season long, often filling its 10,000-seat downtown stadium designed by the architects of Camden Yards. Not a sports fan? Check out the Museum of Life and Sciences at 433 West Murray Avenue, and be sure to stop by their Magic Wings Butterfly House.

Explore outside of Durham Looking for a fun day trip? There are a lot of places you can visit that lay just thirty to forty minutes outside of Durham. Try hiking along the scenic Eno River. Two local favorites are the hiking trails at Few Ford Access and Durham’s city park, West Point on the Eno. Not an outdoor person? Drive into Chapel Hill to try out some new restaurants and shopping.

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There are some places most Duke students will at least check out once. If you ever need to pick-up a birthday gift or tune in for some retail therapy, head over to Southpoint Mall at 6910 Fayetville St. The mall portion of Southpoint is open until 9 p.m., but you can also head over to the movie theater afterwards as well. Also, keep an eye out for the North Carolina State Fair in October. Running every weekend in October, the state fair offers tons of rides, games and food. Just be sure not to eat the fried oreos before the Pharoh’s Fury.

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Scenic, lively, and convenient, The Belmont is situated right on the pulse of Durham. Indoors and out, our community offers a host of recreational features to complement your active lifestyle. Go for a jog along the private lake or cook a gourmet meal in your fully-equipped kitchen - The Belmont has it all within walking distance of Duke West Campus. With generous walkin closets and in-unit washers and dryers, our well-appointed and pet friendly apartments are the perfect place to call home. Belmont, a higher degree of living!

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Shop local

NOW LEASING:

Just off of East Campus, Ninth Street has a ton of quaint stores that speak to Durham’s artistic community. Stop by Vaguely Reminiscent for some quirky gifts or eclectic earrings or Zola Craft Gallery for some fine art. You can also take a short drive to Brightleaf Square for some more shopping. Visit Offbeat Music for some vinyl records or cross the street and enter Morgan Imports and find anything you may need for your dorm room.

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Workout Don’t enjoy exercising in the gym? There are a lot of workout spots worth trying both on Duke’s campus and off. Duke’s East Campus loop is 1.64 miles long and offers a great way to see the surrounding Durham area and all of East Campus. You can also try the Al Buehler Cross Country Trail, a hilly, three-mile loop that circles around the perimeter of the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Course. There are also access points throughout Duke Forest that can offer more secluded running and hiking trails. Try the Shepherd Nature Trail located off of NC 751 at Gate C that is .8 miles long.

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An afternoon delight For both students and locals, there’s no better place to have an afternoon picnic or study session than the Sarah P. Duke Botanical Gardens. You can sunbathe on a blanket or throw a football on the spacious South Lawn or grab a seat with a book along the terrace. Watch the garden’s resident ducks and geese from one of the bridges over the pond in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum.

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Car not required for off-campus living Want to live off-campus but worried you won’t be able to get around without a car? Don’t be. Duke and the City of Durham provide multiple options to help you travel from home to campus—and all points in between. Go online to parking.duke.edu/alternative_transportation to learn more.

Bull City Connector: The Bull City Connector is a fare-free route from the Duke campus to stops on 9th Street and throughout Downtown Durham. It runs every 15 minutes from 6:22 a.m. to 6 p.m., and every 20 minutes from 6 p.m. to midnight. More information about the Bull City Connector can be found at www. bullcityconnector.org.

Duke Vans:

Duke provides on-demand van transportation from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. for any Duke student at locations around Duke’s West and East campus. With valid identification, you can go anywhere to and from designated Duke pickup locations for free. To see the list of designated locations, go online to parking.duke. edu/buses_vans/duke_vans.

GoPass: Apply for a GoPass and receive unlimited rides on the Durham Area Transit Authority, as well as other public transportation services in the Triangle, including Triangle Transit and Capital Area Transit. The multiple stops on the Durham Area Transit Authority route ensures that you’re always a couple of stops away from where you want to be. To learn how to obtain a GoPass, go online to parking.duke.edu/gopass.

Enterprise CarShare: Enterprise CarShare is a membership-based car-sharing program on campus for people who are looking for an alternative method of transportation that lowers the cost and reduces the hassles of traditional transportation. It provides Duke students, faculty and staff with a convenient and ecofriendly way to get around - whether to run errands, travel to meetings or to take a road trip. http://parking.duke. edu/alternative_transportation/carshare

Carpool:

Duke offers many incentives to carpool, including preferred parking in the Blue Zone and reduced parking rates. Register for the service online at parking.duke.edu/carpool.

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• Resort-Style Saltwater Swimming Pool & Expansive Sundeck • Outdoor Living Areas with Social Grilling Stations, Fire-Pit, Meditation Gardens & Billiards Table • Half-Court Indoor Basketball/Sports Court • 24 Hour Fully Equipped Fitness Center Featuring Life Fitness Equipment • Resident Lounge with Gourmet Coffee Bar • Limited Perimeter Access with Covered Parking & Elevators • Footsteps away from Ninth Street’s restaurants, coffee shops, entertainment, shopping and Harris Teeter Grocery Store • Minutes from Duke University & Medical Center, Downtown Durham, RDU Airport, RTP & UNC

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TICON PROPERTIES Welcomes you home to Durham, North Carolina! If you’re considering making Durham your new home, we invite you to visit our many beautiful residential apartment and townhome communities. With a variety of floor plans and styles, Ticon has the living space you need to call home!

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Utility providers

Who to call when you’re going to move The following shows utility providers in the Durham area. Durham residents can also call the city’s One Call service for more information, 560-1200.

Natural Gas:

Electricity:

Duke Energy • Apply for electricity by calling 1-800-777-9898 or by visiting the Duke Energy web site. • Orders for electricity are processed MondaySaturday, 8:00am-9:00pm. • Allow 3-5 business days for your order to be processed.

PSNC Energy • Apply for gas service by calling 1-877-776-2427. • A deposit may be required to set up a new account. The deposit amount is based on the previous usage at your new address. • It can take 2 days to 1 week (peak move-in season) to start gas service.

Water:

City of Durham - Water Management 101 City Hall Plaza (919) 560-4411 Office Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday – Friday • To activate water service, you must go to City Hall Plaza and provide the following: • A $50 deposit or credit reference letter from another utility • A copy of your lease agreement • Social security card or a photo ID

Heating Oil:

Couch Oil Company (919) 286-5408 Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday, 9:00am - Noon

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Telephone:

Verizon • Apply for phone service by calling 800-483-4000. • You may also apply for service by visiting the GTE Phone Mart at Northgate Mall, Telephone: 286-7336 Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10:00am-9:00pm. • A deposit may be charged to set up a new account. • A connection charge is required to start your new telephone service. Installation charges generally appear on your first telephone bill. • Phone connection normally takes 2 business days.

Cable TV:

Time Warner Cable 708 E. Club Blvd.Durham, NC 27704 (919) 220-4481 To order cable television service, call 1-888-489-2666. Cable hookup requires payment for installation and one month’s service.

Recycling:

City of Durham Solid Waste Management 1833 Camden Ave Durham, NC 27701 (919) 560-4185 Tidewater Fibre Corporation 1017 S Hoover Rd Durham, NC 27703 (919) 957-8803

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City of Durham Solid Waste Management 1833 Camden Ave Durham, NC 27701 (919) 560-4185


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Sound Off: Live On or Off Campus Some students like dorm life, and others can’t wait to get their own space. The Chronicle asks some students why they chose to live off campus or, alternatively, why they stuck around in the dorms for one more year. They also share some advice on apartment living, including how to save money and commute to campus. Even as a senior, Laurel Burk decided to stay on campus. “It’s all about convenience,” she says. “I don’t think there will be another time in my life when I will live within walking distance of a dozen restaurants, a gym, a 24-hour library and several of my closest friends.”

Melanie Weingart lives in the Belmont with one roommate and pays about $625 per month plus utilities. The roommates each have their own bedroom and bathroom. She says, “The best part of living off campus is being able to cook your own meals or go out to eat and exploring Durham, also having your own living room.” To save money when renting, she suggests, “walking or taking the bus to school instead of buying a parking pass and also catching rides with the Shooters bus instead of paying for a cab.”

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Andrew Pilling lives at Erwin Mill with two roommates, who pay $1,620 total each month. He suggests cooking to save money and notes that the best part of living off campus is “having your own space,” and the worst is “commuting to campus.” Stephen Han lives in the Belmont with one roommate and pays about $630 in rent each month. He notes that it’s not as cheap to live off campus as some might think because of the added costs of a car, electricity, cable and internet, but cooking does save him money. He says, “Also, you really do need a car.” Sarah Bartleson lives in a house on Clarendon Street right off of East Campus. There are eight people in the house, each paying around $450 a month. She says the best part about living off campus is cooking because, as a vegan, she has more options. “It’s also been nice to be able to park right in front of my house,” she noted. She says having so many roommates is “messy – especially when people don’t do their assigned chores.” Before renting a house, she wishes she had known how many times they would need to call the handy-man. To save money, she suggests buying food in bulk from stores like Costco because “if you’re not careful, you could end up spending more than you would on campus.” Grace Hopkins is living off campus after coming back from abroad, an option available to some lucky juniors. She lives at the Lofts at Lakeview complex with one roommate but will have three other roommates as a senior. She says she was sick of dorm life and wanted a getaway from campus, adding, “I wanted to live in a cleaner space that I could really make my own.” She likes having kitchen appliances and complex amenities, like a gym and pool, that she does not have to share with so many other students. “I don’t think living on campus is a bad idea,” she says. “[But] you feel in charge of your own apartment and don’t have to be bogged down by Duke residence assistants and housing staff that are constantly watching over you.”


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Where to look for rentals Duke Community Housing Database Go to http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/forms/chouse/search.php to

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www.nearduke.com The Duke Chronicle offers this online housing guide as a service to the Duke community. This is a way to connect those who are looking for housing with options both for rent and for sale in the area.

search for rental information in the database. You can find apartments, condominiums, duplexes, houses, townhouses, and rooms.

DukeList This university website has links to opportunities at Duke including rental information from the Trading Post. Rental sections include Rental Housing, Roommates and Looking to Rent ads. To access, visit DukeList and look for the Trading Post heading.

The Chronicle at Duke University The Chronicle - Duke’s award winning daily student newspaper - provides local Classifieds, a bi-annual Housing Guide, frequent housing advertisements and articles, and a web site dedicated to available housing options - www.chroniclehousing.com. The print version of the most recent Housing Guide is always available online

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Remember, the Duke Community Standard Applies Off-Campus as well. “The honor code at Duke is named the community standard because it expresses our institution’s core values and a concomitant set of expectations for behavior. Because behavior is derivative of fundamental values, the standard applies off campus as

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well as on. The principles it articulates, while lofty in one sense, are firmly grounded in individual decisions made on the ground every day about every aspect of undergraduate life, in academic and co-curricular activities alike: in the classroom, residence halls, K-ville, off-campus apartment complexes, Myrtle Beach, Paris, and wherever else students may go. In addition, the standard asks that students not only reflect on their own behavior, as important as that is, but that they also act to encourage the integrity of their peers. By inspiring and supporting each other, students can shape their environment so that it reflects the ideals expressed in the Duke Community Standard.”

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Renters insurance can save you

Here are 5 tips to help you find the best coverage NEW YORK — Renters insurance may seem expensive if you’re among the more than two-thirds of tenants who lack it. But it’s the best way to avoid losing thousands of dollars if you’re robbed or your apartment is damaged by water or fire. New York apartment dweller Rose Lichter-Marck, 28, had to pay cash to replace all her furniture, housewares and books after a fire in her old building. Cleaning the smell of smoke out of her clothes cost another $2,000, because she didn’t have insurance, she said. Then she had to stay with friends until she found a new apartment. With insurance, the whole experience would have been less painful — and less expensive. A basic policy can be as little as 50 cents a day. But many renters, mostly young adults, think — incorrectly — that their stuff isn’t worth enough to insure, according to Apartments.com, which found in 2010 that 70 percent of tenants don’t buy renters insurance.-

Here are five steps to take if you’re considering renters insurance: • Inventory your possessions: Photograph everything you own to get a sense of how much it would cost to replace all your things. While you’re at it, write down the serial numbers of all your electronic devices and appliances. • Seek out discounts: Take note of any special safety precautions in your building that will earn you a break on your monthly premium. If you buy coverage from the same company that insures your car or provides you other types of coverage, that can earn you a multi-policy discount.

• Think about partying: If you like to entertain, renters insurance can be especially helpful. Most policies will offer your guests medical coverage, so if someone visiting your place slips and smacks his head on your kitchen counter, his trip to the emergency room will be covered.

• Choose replacement vs. actual value: Most insurers will cover either your belongings’ actual cash value or what it would cost to replace them. A cash value policy will be cheaper, but the payout for things you have to replace will be reduced by how much they’ve depreciated since you bought them. Replacement-cost coverage will cover the cost of replacing your belongings new, now.

• Understand your policy’s limits: Basic renters insurance policies cap reimbursements. So be sure to buy the extra coverage you need for pricey items like jewelry, electronics and musical instruments. Some people even carry riders against identity theft. But extra coverage adds up quickly so be clear about your priorities. One, two and three bedroom apartment homes. Garden tubs, fireplaces, computer niches & sunrooms/patios available.

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Neighborhoods around Duke The following list includes neighborhoods and areas around Duke’s campus. Neighborhoods north of Duke’s campus Trinity Heights Old West Durham Watts Hillandale Walltown

Neighborhoods south of Duke’s campus Burch Avenue TuscaloosaLakewood Morehead Hill Duke Forest/Duke Homesites

Neighborhoods east of Duke’s campus Trinity Park Old North Durham Duke Park

Neighborhoods west of Duke’s campus American Village Area Includes the American Village neighborhood and other subdivisions - Forest Oaks (townhouse community), Walden Pond (townhouse community), and apartment complexes

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Unique neighborhoods around campus Picking a home off campus may be difficult with so many options, so its important to know about some of the different neighborhoods nearby. American Village A subdivision near downtown Durham that offers a mix of old and new residential homes. Where: Off Morreene Road Price: $400-$2,000 a month History: Watts Carr, who was the president of the southlands association, and Buddy Whitfield, the vice president in charge of the association’s real estate division, created American Village in the late 1960s. Watts, who was influenced by his military career, named many streets off of World War II battles. The neighborhood offers apartments, single family homes, condominiums and duplexes. The village continued to grow and develop throughout the 1980s and 90s, and now offers a social center and park. Burch Avenue A neighborhood between the Durham Freeway and Chapel Hill Street that offers both Victorian and Minimal Traditional homes. Where: A five minute drive from West Campus off of Duke University Road Price: around $1,000 a month History: Burch Avenue developed in response to Durham’s growing population at the beginning of the twentieth century. Its proximity to lumber and stone yards made it an ideal location for contractors, carpenters and other building tradesmen. The creation of the Durham Freeway in the 1970s brought the neighborhood into steep decline as it severed its connection to downtown Durham. However, its proximity to Duke’s campuses has made it a desirable location to University students and faculty. Downtown After a period of neglect, downtown Durham has undergone a major revitalization in the past couple of years. Where: Follow Main Street into the heart of Durham History: There’s a lot happening in downtown Durham. Southern Living Magazine named Durham the South’s tastiest town this April. Durham began in 1854 when the North Carolina Railroad Company built a station. By 1900, 6,500 people lived in Durham, and by 1910 the population soared to over 18,000. However, in 1985 a mass exodus to the suburbs left Durham desolate. It has since then undergone a revitalization—restaurants have popped up, the artistic community has grown and Duke has even begun to occupy downtown space. Trinity Park A neighborhood adjacent to Duke University’s East Campus that largely consists of residential homes. Where: The heart of Trinity Park is a ten minute drive of East Campus Price: $850-$3,000 a month History: Trinity Park was created in the 1800s and experienced rapid growth when Durham became a bustling tobacco and textile industry in the 1850s. Trinity College existed at what is now known as Duke’s East Campus, and Trinity Park, therefore, served as a home for professors and

students of the college due to its close proximity. The neighborhood experienced a slight decline in the 1950s as Durham residents moved into the city, however it has since become a popular area again for Duke students and professors. Watts Hospital-Hillandale: The neighborhood adjacent to Trinity Heights near the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

Price: $650-$1,500 a month History: Watts Hospital was created in 1910 at the intersection of Broad Street and West Club Boulevard. Durham’s trolley system, which ran at the intersection, spurred growth in the area. Watts Hospital eventually closed in 1976 and was converted to the North Carolina School of Science and Math. In 1998, Watts HospitalHillandale was named a National Historic District.

Where: About a ten minute drive off of East Campus

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Plan your bus commute at www.gotriangle.org • Learn more about biking to Duke at parking.duke.edu/bike. For a citywide bike map, go to bikewalkdurham.org. Review campus bike parking locations at maps.duke.edu. • For carpool information, visit parking.duke.edu/carpool to learn about the incentives for sharing a ride. • Questions? Contact Parking & Transportation at tranpark@duke.edu or Duke Community Housing at communityhousing@duke.edu. These apartments are within reasonable walking distance to a bus stop that comes straight to Duke’s campus. Please look into other variables, such as cost and amenities, before you sign your lease. The inclusion of any aparment is not an endorsement by Duke or its affiliates.


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