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

 Spark Summit

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

Saturday, August 26


 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 2024!

 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 2023 course offerings.

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