Apply to the Duke Smart Home for the 2018-2019 School year
The application for the 2018-19 school year will open in early January 2018.

The Smart Home is a living-learning community particularly suited to those who wish to gain skills relevant to sustainability and technology. Applicants are welcome from any and all disciplines; in the past, residents have majored in everything from Mechanical Engineering to Visual Arts. This semester, our residents and club members have built a thermoelectric solar cooker, taught a composting workshop in the Smart Home Community Garden, and prototyped a solar powered charging station for eventual use on campus.

The Smart Home features two lab spaces, a kitchen with a hand-carpented, reclaimed wood table, and a comfortable media room with a 3D TV. Residents are expected to engage actively in the Smart Home community and attend all major house events. Residents are encouraged to play an active role in shaping house events, which can mean anything from helping to plan a sustainable dinner to a weekend build project.

To learn more about the home, visit

For any questions, email

Name *

Your full name
Preferred Name

If different from given name.
Duke dorm and room number *

Phone Number *

Duke Unique ID Number *

Birthdate *

Gender *

Gender-neutral Housing *

If you are accepted, you will get to choose your own roommate.

Major(s) / Minor(s) / Certificate(s) *

Graduation Year *

If you are applying to live in the Smart Home for only one semester, please specify which semester and why.

Why do you want to live in the Smart Home and what do you hope to be involved in as a resident? *

Describe a favorite project of yours that you have worked on in the past *

Why did you enjoy it so much? What difficulties did you encounter? How did you overcome them?
I agree to the Smart Home Living Agreement *

Link to Living Agreement (please actually read it before checking the box):
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