Fellows' Corner

Welcome to Duke University and to Durham, North Carolina. This page contains links to information about housing, living in Durham, and other helpful information for the benefit of arriving fellows and visitors.


Apartments tend to cost between $800 and $1,200 a month. Houses tend to cost $1,500 and up a month.

DukeList- Classified ads, including a category for rental housing.

Duke Community Housing- Searchable list of rental properties.

Duke Tower- "Stay for a day or for a year" is their slogan. About a fifteen-minute walk from Duke's East Campus.

Craigslist- Classified ads, including housing, for Durham and the surrounding area.

"Furnished Temporary Housing in Durham/Raleigh." Handout prepared by Duke's International House.

West Village Apartments- Recent fellows have enjoyed living in this complex, which is on a free bus line and within walking distance of many restaurants. About a fifteen-minute walk from Duke's East Campus.

Trinity Properties -25 minutes walking distance to the Center, or take the LaSalle Loop bus to get to campus.  The laundry is outside the apartment, but just 1 minute walking. The neighbors are mostly foreign Duke Students

University Apartments & University Commons

The pros of living at University Commons are: you can rent apartments that are fully furnished, you can walk to Campus, there is a gym and two pools, and people are really nice and helpful.

Airnub is a helpful website that lists a place to stay of short term, until you fine something more permanent.

Quote from former HOPE fellow:  "In terms of areas to live, close to East Campus is a great location and I feel very safe.  It's especially nice, because the bus transportation between East and West Campus is so good.  Also Whole Foods is close for shopping for healthy food."


Research grants to visit the UCLA archives


Provides information on almost everything you need to know: housing, transportation, living essentials, etc.  The International House listserv, is a great list to join where people can buy and sell things, like bikes, lamps, ktichenware - things you need when you will stay for a few months and don't want to spend a lot of money.


Duke Homestead

Nasher Museum of Art

North Carolina Museum of Art

Carolina Theater

Durham Bulls Baseball Park

Durham Performing Arts Center

Quote from former HOPE fellow:"Good places to visit are definitely Asheville, Chapel Hill, and the beaches close to Wilmington.  Washington, DC is not far and New York is close and one can find cheap flights to visit while here."

Quote from staff member Paul Dudenhefer: There are tons of great restaurants in Durham! You don't have to leave town to eat well!


Carpe Durham is a great blog of reviews of local restaurants and food trucks.

The Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau has a good webpage on local dining.

Bull City Burger



Googlemaps is perfect for getting around in Durham, because you can even search for how to get from one place to another by public trasportation. 

Duke Transport is great because you can track the buses between the two campuses on your smart phone or computer.

For renting a car, Budget is not bad and they give you discounts if you reserve online. 

Enterprise CarShare is a membership-based car-sharing program on campus.


Gadol Family Dentistry offers emergency services

Doctor: consult the Duke Website and University Medical System.