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Meet your Duke IHOPs this Thursday, July 8th! - Shared screen with speaker view
shivamchadha
15:42
What should we expect from the international student orientation week out of interest?
Ling Jin (she/her; IHouse Staff)
17:57
We will talk about the August orientation at the end of today’s presentation.
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
18:10
There are more details about Duke Affairs, GPSC, Duke Recreational in August Orientation
Ishani Palandurkar
20:14
Is this service free of cost? DukeVan?
Amanda Fernandes (iHop)
20:26
Yes
Ishani Palandurkar
20:39
Thanks!
Beibei Wu
20:51
What about "go" transit sys?
Sudeep Sawant
20:56
Do e need parking permits for bikes?
Beibei Wu
20:57
Is that free?
Raina, Ishan
21:03
Are the go transit transportation free of cost too?
yasaman
21:12
If you stay on chapel tower you can use Duke van?
Soumak Bhattacharjee
21:13
Can we use these to travel to Campus using GoRaleigh say?
Miko Liu (IHOP)
21:14
Yes! Also free!
Raina, Ishan
21:27
Thanks Miko!
Amanda Fernandes (iHop)
21:39
You can use Duke Van to Chapel Tower
yasaman
21:46
thnx
Beibei Wu
21:49
Thanks, Miko
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
22:02
Car Parking is not free on campus, you got take the parking pass.
Anuva Agarwal
22:25
Are the libraries open 24x7?
sophieli
23:16
Will this slide be shared at the end of the session?
Ling Jin (she/her; IHouse Staff)
23:38
During the semester on week days, the libraries are 24x7.
Miko Liu (IHOP)
23:46
Check out library hours at: https://library.duke.edu/about/hours
Ling Jin (she/her; IHouse Staff)
23:53
We will share the recording after the session
Amanda Fernandes (iHop)
23:54
The slide and the recording will be shared after the meeting
Petya Miteva
23:59
Can spouses use the gyms for free as well and all of these other resources?
Girijakumar Puranik (he/his)
24:03
plz share link to access previous IHOP recorded session.
Ling Jin (she/her; IHouse Staff)
24:24
Spouses have to pay a membership fee to get gym access
Ishani Palandurkar
24:48
Are these wellness sessions or therapy sessions free of cost to students?
Madison (IHOP; she/her)
24:59
@Ishani yes
Ling Jin (she/her; IHouse Staff)
25:03
The recording of the previous session is on the IHouse website: https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/ihouse/intl-graduate-and-professional-students
Ishani Palandurkar
25:32
Thanks, Madison
Pablo Cordero
26:28
Are there swimming lessons and swimming teams at Duke? Is it free?
Madison (IHOP; she/her)
26:31
Graduate students also have access to the GPSC community pantry if you need help getting access to food http://dukegpsc.org/resources-for-students/community-pantry/
Madison (IHOP; she/her)
27:05
Community pantry is free, also
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
27:16
Yes, You can go for free but schedule an appointment before going
Ishani Palandurkar
27:43
Got it, thanks Anusha
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
28:23
Swimming pool is also free, do check out https://recreation.duke.edu/questions for more details
Pablo Cordero
28:49
Thank you!
Miko Liu (IHOP)
29:00
Talking of swimming teams, there is an athletic team, and you can also check out this link for all duke organizations:https://dukegroups.com/home_login
Samudera Phoa
29:22
I saw that there are Brown Bag Seminars on Fuqua World, are those seminars recorded?
Tanay Mittal
29:24
Are there any tennis courts on campus?
Petya Miteva
29:33
can I get the mobile card before having my physical duke card?
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
29:44
There is tennis court on campus
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
29:55
Yes, you can have mobile card without physical card
Raina, Ishan
30:07
Are there any badminton courts on campus?
Petya Miteva
30:20
thanks, Anusha! How do I get the mobile card? from the OIT website?
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
30:25
@Samundera, Yes I am sure that would be recorded
Samudera Phoa
30:44
Thank you!
Raina, Ishan
30:50
And in which building is the court located?
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
30:54
You need to download eaccounts and sign in with your credentials
Rayner Rama Perdana
31:09
what if you have a learner permit from out of state? can you skip ahead to the road test?
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
31:15
@Ishan It's near Wilson building
yasaman
31:21
can self funded/partial funded students have credit cards?
Miko Liu (IHOP)
31:27
@Ishan For badminton, there is a badminton club with membership fees but I don’t think they’ve restarted the practice yet
Tanay Mittal
31:53
Is there any club or team for tennis?
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
32:10
You can get the Credit card if you are student form Duke Union or any third party
Ling Jin (she/her; IHouse Staff)
32:37
You can find the different clubs on campus on the Duke Rec website: https://recreation.duke.edu/sport-clubs
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
32:38
You need to give a written test before taking the driving license as rules are different from country to country
Raina, Ishan
32:40
Thank you Anusha and Miko! For the badminton club, where can I register? Can you help me get in touch with a POC of the club
yasaman
33:09
Any Duke student is a member of Duke Union?
Menahil Rahman
33:10
Can a person on F-2 (dependant visa), without an I-20 get a drivers license in the US made?
Jiwei Xia
33:18
What if I had a driver license in CA but don't have a SSN. Would it be eligible to get a NC one?
Madison (IHOP; she/her)
33:26
@Menahil, yes
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
33:33
@Jiwei yes
Ling Jin (she/her; IHouse Staff)
33:35
You don’t need an SSN to get the Driver’s License
Miko Liu (IHOP)
33:49
@Ishan please use this link to contact badminton club : https://dukegroups.com/student_community?club_id=28362
Jiwei Xia
33:54
Thx
Pablo Cordero
33:59
I registered for classes and one of them is in waiting list. When could I expect an answer from Duke regarding availability of this course?
Xiting Zhang
34:01
Must I bring a car to the road test?
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
34:11
https://www.dukefcu.org/ --> Duke Credit Union
Raina, Ishan
34:11
Thank you Miko!
Rayner Rama Perdana
34:24
is a MA learner permit valid in NC? Or do I need to apply for a new permit?
yasaman
34:48
Is an international driving license useful at least for months in Durham?
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
34:50
@ Pablo, you need to wait till one student leaves so you will have to take time
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
35:11
@ Yasaman, yes it's useful to have it
Ling Jin (she/her; IHouse Staff)
35:12
An international Driver’s License or an out of state driver’s license is only valid here for 3 months after your arrival
jhanavi raman
35:52
Will a driver's license from another country be of use? Or is it a mandate to have an international driving permit?
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
36:08
@Rayner, I am not sure if it's valid but do check out https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/license-id/driver-license-appointments/Pages/default.aspx
yasaman
36:35
I am not vaccinated in my country(Covid-19) , how long after coming to Duke I can be vaccinated, and is it free?
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
36:37
@Jhanavi, Yes useful, please carry International driver's license
jhanavi raman
37:01
Thanks Anusha
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
37:02
@Yasaman, initial they charge you but it's refundable so it's free
RP Pornmongkolsuk
37:22
credit
RP Pornmongkolsuk
37:37
my bad that was an error
Anuva Agarwal
37:40
What is an Entry test?
Ling Jin (she/her; IHouse Staff)
38:14
Entry test is the COVID test that all incoming students are required to take
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
38:20
Entry test is just a covid test and you need to be indoor for 14 days, if test comes positive then duke guys will get in contact with you
Anuva Agarwal
38:49
I've already been vaccinated. Rules mentioned that vaccinated students will not have to take the entry test
Vivek Venkatraghvan
38:56
Can one access campus without taking the COVID test (since tests are offered only on Mondays)?
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
39:21
No, you don't have access to campus
Vivek Venkatraghvan
39:50
Thanks Anusha!
Takudzwa Chikepe
39:51
Do you have any idea if we will be put on quarantine when we arrive in the US? Any idea on the situation on the ground?
yasaman
39:55
I come on 12th August, is there any quarantine rule for newcomers?
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
39:55
@ Anuva, I am not sure but the details will be coming from respective duke officials so keep a track on emails
Tanay Mittal
40:08
Is walk-in facility available for COVID vaccination? Or do we have to make an appointment?
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
40:22
You need to make an appointment for vaccination
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
40:43
you will receive the emails about the updates of quarantine
Pranali Rane
40:43
Do we have to book an appointment for entry test?
Kritika
40:47
can you please suggest some banks that are good for students in terms of offering smooth transfers and some student concessions?
Monica Kaverira Shashiraj
40:55
the website says we can walkin between 9am to 4pm for covid testing and that we don't need an appointment?
AnushaVojjola(IHOP)
40:59
Wells fargo, Chase
Kritika
41:21
ok. Thanks Anusha
Monica Kaverira Shashiraj
41:29
Bank of America has good offers on student cards but only chase and Wells Fargo is closely located to duke
Ayush Panjabi
41:50
Hi IHOP, can Duke Buses be arranged for students coming in groups that can pick students from airport and drop them at places near Duke?
Kritika
42:39
ok. Thank you Monica