Program Sites and Terms

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Program dates

Duke TIP will offer multiple one-week sessions of CRISIS at four different locations. The program dates differ by location, and students may only participate in one session. 

Emory University Term 1 June 7–June 12
Emory University Term 2 June 14–June 19
Duke University, Eckerd College, and Southwestern University Term 1
Emory University Term 3
June 21–June 26
Duke University, Eckerd College, and Southwestern University Term 2 June 28–July 3
Duke University, Eckerd College, and Southwestern University Term 3 July 5–July 10
Duke University Term 4 July 12–July 17
Duke University Term 5 July 19–July 24

Travel and distance

Families are responsible for checking their students in at the program site on arrival day and checking them out at program close. Get the details in the Travel to Site section.

Many families combine the trip to a Duke TIP CRISIS site with their family vacation.

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Duke University, consistently recognized as one of the nation’s finest educational institutions, attracts exceptional students from around the globe for liberal-arts, graduate, and professional studies. Duke’s East Campus, initially developed in 1892 as Trinity College, was rebuilt in stately Georgian architectural style in the 1920s. Centered on a grassy quad, East Campus supports a close-knit community atmosphere.

At Duke University, students will reside in a residence hall built in 2018. The rooms are hall style, consisting of two full-size beds per room, and each floor shares a hall-style bathroom.

Eckerd College

St. Petersburg, Florida

Located on 188 acres of pristine waterfront property, Eckerd College is a private college of liberal arts and sciences. Eckerd’s more than 1,800 residential students choose among 38 majors, and nearly 40 percent of Eckerd students pursue advanced degrees. Eckerd College is one of only 40 colleges featured in the trusted resource Colleges That Change Lives and has been named one of the most wired campuses in the nation by PC Magazine.

At Eckerd College, TIP students stay in a residential complex of four two-story buildings. Students are assigned to double- or triple-occupancy rooms, and each floor shares a hall-style bathroom. Each building is single gender. 

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia

Emory University, a top-ranked private research institution recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal-arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the world's leading healthcare systems, is located on a beautiful campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills neighborhood. Emory has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,086 students and has been ranked twenty-first in the 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Best National Universities.

At Emory University, TIP students will have hall-style rooms and will share a hall-style bathroom. If possible, we separate genders by floor.

Southwestern University

Georgetown, Texas

Southwestern University is an independent, four-year, undergraduate national liberal-arts college located in Central Texas, just north of Austin. One of only 280 institutions to have a prestigious Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter, Southwestern offers its 1,500 students 38 majors and seven preprofessional programs. Southwestern is recognized as one of 40 Colleges That Change Lives and was recently ranked the top national liberal-arts college in Texas by Washington Monthly based on contributions to the public good.

At Southwestern University, TIP students stay in one three-story residence hall building. The rooms are suites consisting of two double-occupancy rooms and one shared bathroom. Students share suites with members of the same gender, and, if possible, we separate genders by floor.