Life as a graduate student is often a family affair. We’ve collected resources to support children and spouses/partners.

Child Care

Duke Partnership Child Care Centers offer priority placement to Duke students. Partnership Centers must maintain a four or five star license and be in good standing with the North Carolina and Child Care Services Association.

The Divinity School has an unstaffed children’s playroom in the Gray building and a breast-feeding area in the Women’s Center with a refrigerator and changing table.

Other Resources

Spouses and Partners

Spouses of graduate students can get a Duke ID card, which allows access to recreational facilities, athletic events, and more. Students must bring their Duke Card and spouse to the Duke Card office to apply.

Resources for Finding Jobs

Durham Living

Find information on Durham neighborhoods, schools, housing, banking, DMV registration, public transportation, and utilities on Duke's Durham website.