Sophomore Spark




Sophomore Spark provides a coordinated approach to supporting second-year students in their efforts to seek purpose, build resilience, and navigate academic and career journeys. Sophomore Spark offers a series of opportunities to come together with peers, faculty, staff, and alumni as they traverse their second year at Duke. 

Signature programs
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 Spark Summit: Get Connected!

A signature conference to kick off the sophomore year, featuring keynote speakers, conversations with alumni, and interactive sessions to foster peer connection and exploration.  

This year, the summit will take place on August 27 from 10am-2pm. 

View the schedule and register here!

 Halfway THere

An end-of-year celebration to recognize the halfway point of the Duke journey and to provide an opportunity for sophomores to acknowledge the people who have supported them along the way. 

Coming Spring 2023!

 Transformative Ideas

A series of classes just for sophomores that offer students the opportunity to participate in open and civil cross-disciplinary dialogue about “Transformative Ideas” – those enduring questions and big ideas that change lives, link cultures, and shape societies around the world.

Read more about the Fall 2022 course offerings.

Are you interested in learning more about Sophomore Spark? Contact spark@duke.edu.