Durham, N.C., “Bull City,” has been named one of the top 10 places to live by U.S. News and World Report. When you consider the temperate climate, affordable cost of living, and a culture that combines world-class research and learning institutions, a flourishing arts and restaurant scene, and rich and varied opportunities for worship and Christian community, it’s easy to see why.

As a student at Duke Divinity School, you can also take advantage of everything that Duke University has to offer—including a library system with more than 6.8 million volumes, a full calendar of lectures, access to premier performance arts at a subsidized cost, recreational facilities, a network of campus organizations and student services, and tickets to exciting collegiate athletic events. In addition, you’ll have access to course offerings in nine other graduate and professional schools and inter-institutional registration opportunities.

Resources for Families

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.


Spouses of graduate students can get a Duke ID card, which allows access to recreational facilities, athletic events, and more. Students will first need to sponsor their spouse at the OIT Guest Account webpage. Once a Duke NetID is issued, students then must bring their own DukeCard, their spouse, a copy of their marriage certificate, a government issued photo ID of the spouse, and $5 to the DukeCard office.

The Divinity School has a Divinity Spouses group, which plans social, spiritual, and educational activities.

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