On Wednesday, April 17 the Center for Student Involvement and Office of Greek Life will be hosting the Student Organization Leadership and Service Awards and dinner held in the Union Ballroom at 6 p.m. At this ceremony, we will be recognizing the outstanding efforts of student leaders, student organizations, advisors and their events. In addition, students that have completed the SPIRIT Leaders Program will be acknowledged. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
As many of you prepare to depart for the summer, The Office of Residence Life would like to share some important end of semester information.
- 24-hour Quiet Hours begin on Tuesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. and will be strictly enforced to help ensure an environment conducive to studying for finals.
- Residents are expected to move out of their Living Learning Center within 24 hours of their last final exam.
- All Living Learning Centers will close on Wednesday, May 1 at 9 a.m.
- Students should work with their Resident Assistant and their Building Office to have their room checked and to return their keys prior to their departure.
- Students can dispose of carpets in the designated area of their Living Learning Center.
- A limited number of carts will be available in each lobby for use during move-outs.
Please speak with your Resident Director or Resident Assistant if you have any additional questions.
Housing is available for the Summer 2013 Session!
- Summer housing will be in St Martin Hall
- Free double room accommodations are available to students while they are registered for classes. To be eligible for free summer housing, you must:
o Have been registered for classes during the Spring 2013 Semester
o Must be registered for a minimum of (3) summer credits
o Reside on campus for the Spring 2013 semester or have it deposited to live on campus for the Fall 2013 Semester
o Additional restrictions may apply
- Your academic advisor must complete the Summer Housing Verification Form to verify that you are registered for classes. Then you must complete a Housing Agreement in the Office of Residence Life
- An optional summer meal plan is available to any student for a daily fee of $22
- Summer housing is limited and is available on a first come first serve basis until filled
For more information please visit the Residence Life website.
This summer, numerous improvements will be taking place in the Living Learning Centers. Some of it will be very apparent in the Fall, but some of it will be more focused on improving the function of our facilities. It may not be something you would necessarily see, but those projects will make the buildings work better and be more livable as well. Here is some of the work that will take place, both the noticeable things and the behind-the-scenes projects: Continue reading
The Division of Student Life has many Graduate Assistant opportunities available for 2013-2014. These positions are for the academic year (9 months) and most positions provide remuneration of tuition and a stipend. To be eligible, candidates must have been accepted into a Graduate Degree program.
To review which positions are available and to submit your application, please visit the Student Life website.
- Monday, April 22 — Library opens at 7 a.m. to begin 24 hour study
- Tuesday, April 23 – Monday April 29 — Open 24 hours
- Tuesday, April 30 — 24 hour study ends when library closes at 9 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 1 – Friday, May 3 — 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, May 4 — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday, May 5 — CLOSED
- Monday, May 6 — Begin Summer 2013 hours
- April 7-12 — Autism Awareness Month, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (To Reserve a seat contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
- April 11 — Greek Week – Canstruction, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Power Center
- April 12 — 7th Annual Unity Banquet & Scholarship, 5 p.m., Power Center Ballroom
- April 13 — Spring Clean, 9 a.m. – Check in Mellon Patio
- April 13 — DPC Appropriations, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Union Room 613
- April 13 — Cherry Blossom Festival, 1-5 p.m., 2nd Floor Duquesne Union
- April 13 — Greek Sing, 9-11 p.m., Union Ballroom
- April 14 — Annual Ring Blessing Ceremony, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., University Chapel
- April 18 — SPIRIT Women’s Leadership Workshop, 7-8:30 p.m., NiteSpot
- April 19 — Black Student Union-Fashion Show, 6-10 p.m., Union Ballroom
- April 26-27 — ORL/CARES Study Break, 9 p.m.-Midnight, Hogan Dining Center
- May 3 — Baccalaureate Mass, A.J. Palumbo Center; Doors Open at 2 p.m. and Mass Begins at 3 p.m.
- May 3 — Spring Commencement, A.J. Palumbo Center; Doors Open at 4:15 p.m. and Commencement Begins 5 p.m.
- May 3 — Commencement Reception, Academic Walk (Union Ballroom rain site); Immediately Following Commencement
- May 4 — Diploma CeremoniesFor more events visit Campus Link.
Black History Month was first recognized as “Negro History Week” by African American Scholar—Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926. In 1976, Black History Month was expanded to include the entire month of February. Dr. Woodson selected the month of February because it included the birthdays of abolitionist Fredrick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. Continue reading
It’s that time of year! Room Selection is approaching for the 2013-2014 academic year. Here is some important information that you will need to know.
- Each student will be required to make a non-refundable $300 deposit. Deposits must be submitted to the Cashier’s Office in the Administration building. Please keep your receipt. You will need it to select your lottery number.
- Lottery numbers will be selected in the Assumption Hall Lobby between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 27-28, March 1, and March 11-13.
- Room Selection for Current Sophomores and higher will occur on March 13, 2013, in the Duquesne Union Ballroom.
- Room Selection for Current Freshmen will occur on March 14, 2013, in the Duquesne Union Ballroom.
- The buildings available for selection are Assumption Hall, Brottier Hall, Des Places Hall, Duquesne Towers, and Vickroy Hall.
Please watch for our room selection newsletter in the Living Learning Centers and online at this link.
- Friday, March 1 — 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, March 2 — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday, March 3 — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Monday – Friday, March 4-8 — 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, March 9 — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday, March 10 — 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Wednesday, March 27 — 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Thursday – Sunday, March 28-31 — CLOSED
- Monday, April 1 — 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Remember, you will need your Duquesne University I.D. to enter the Gumberg Library and check out resources.
Reservations are required for the following events. To reserve a seat, contact email@example.com. Questions? Contact Susan Monahan at 412.396.6642.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | 613 Union
Movie: “Billy the Kid”
This documentary is a provocative, coming-of-age story of 15-year-old Billy who lives a lonely life in small town Maine. “I’m not black, I’m not white, not foreign, just different in the mind. Different brains, that’s all.” Continue reading
- February 1 — The Black Out Party, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., Union Ballroom
- February 2 — 4th Annual Monte Carlo Night, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., Union Ballroom
- February 7 — Organization President’s Meeting, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Africa Room
- February 9 — Valentine’s Day Charity Ball, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., Union Ballroom
- February 10 — SGA Meeting, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., 203 Law School
- February 15 — Lenten Fish Fry, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Union Concourse, 3rd Floor
- February 19 — Celebration of Black Greek Life, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Africa Room
- February 20 — DPC Presents Comedian Bert Kreischer, 9 p.m. – 10 p.m., Union Ballroom
- February 22 — Lenten Fish Fry, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Union Concourse, 3rd Floor
- February 24 — SGA Meeting, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., 203 Law School
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The Office of Residence Life and DU CARES will again sponsor the “Original Study Break” for the first time in the newly renovated Hogan Dining Center.
So while the venue looks different, we will continue with traditions that make this the biggest study break on campus. It will be held on Friday, December 14 from 9 p.m. until midnight. Again this semester, we have faculty and staff from across campus living the mission of serving God by serving students. This term they will serve breakfast foods, in addition to the standard fun and root beer floats that they serve twice a year. And as always, we will have chair massages, bingo, door prizes, crafts, pictures with friends….and fun, frolic and merriment.
It’s that time of year! Room Selection is approaching for the 2013-2014 academic year. Here is some important information that you will need to know.
- Each student will be required to make a non-refundable $300.00 deposit. Deposits must be submitted to the Cashier’s Office in the Administration building. Please keep your receipt. You will need it to select your lottery number.
- Lottery numbers will be selected in the Assumption Hall Lobby between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on February 27-28, March 1 and March 11-13, 2013.
- Room Selection for current sophomores and higher will occur on March 13, 2013 in the Duquesne Union Ballroom.
- Room Selection for current freshmen will occur on March 14, 2013 in the Duquesne Union Ballroom.
- The buildings available for selection are Assumption Hall, Brottier Hall, Des Places Hall, Duquesne Towers and Vickroy Hall.
Please watch for our room selection newsletter in the Living Learning Centers and online at www.duq.edu/residence-life.
All Living Learning Centers close for Christmas Break at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 and re-open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.
To request break housing, you must sign-up at the desk of your Living Learning Center by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2012 and are required to meet with your Resident Director.
Housing will only be provided in the Duquesne Towers, Des Places Hall and Brottier Hall.
If you reside in Assumption, St. Ann, St. Martin or Vickroy Halls, you will be required to relocate to a different building.
See your Resident Director if you have any questions.
We wish you the peace of the season and good luck on finals!
24 Hour Study for Finals @ Gumberg Library
- Gumberg Library will be open continuously from 7 a.m. Monday, December 10 through 9 p.m. Tuesday, December 18.
- Free snacks at midnight! You’ll find quiet study on the first, second, and third floors.
- Group study areas are on the fourth and fifth floors.
- Always bring your ID—we card for your safety. Card swipe entry required between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. weekdays, and on weekends.
- Gumberg Library will be open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on December 19-20; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 21; and closed Dec. 22-23.
- Note: Exams begin Wednesday, December 12, and the last final is given at 6 pm on Tuesday, December 18. Official graduation date is Thursday, December 20.
Study Tables an Endangered Species?
I hear Gumberg Library is a great place to study for finals unless you can’t find a place to sit!
You can help preserve study tables and their habitat! Don’t let this happen to your study space!
CHRISTMAS BREAK SCHEDULE
- Monday – Tuesday – December 24, 2012 – January 1, 2013 – Closed
- Wednesday – January 2, 2013 – Closed (Staff In-Service)
- Thursday – January 3, 2013 – Resume normal hours; Classes begin
OTHER MAJOR UPCOMING EVENTS
- December 12-18 – Final examinations
- December 15 – Advent Midnight Mass, 11:30 p.m.
- December 20 – Official Graduation Date, Mass at 9 a.m and Ceremony at 11 a.m., A.J. Palumbo Center
- January 3 – Classes Resume
- January 7 – Panhellenic Recruitment Registration, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Union Concourse
- January 9 – Meet the Greeks, 9 p.m. – 11 p.m., Union Ballroom
- January 10 – Organization President’s Meeting, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Africa Room
- January 11 – Panhellenic Recruitment Registration, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Union Concourse
- January 13 – SGA Meeting, 7 p.m., 203 Law School
- January 14 – Formal Sorority Recruitment-Orientation, 9 p.m. – 11 p.m., Union Ballroom
- January 16 – Formal Sorority Recruitment-Orientation, 9 p.m. – 11 p.m., Union Ballroom
- January 18 – SGA Election Packets Due, SGA Office, Room 203, Union
- January 27 – SGA Meeting, 7 p.m., 203 Law School
The Division of Student Life and the Commuter Council will hold their annual Commuter Family Day on Sunday, November 4. All undergraduate commuting students and their families are invited to attend Mass in the University Chapel beginning at 11 a.m. Following Mass, a complimentary brunch will be held in the Union Ballroom. Commuter Family Day recognizes the dedication of commuters and their families to the Duquesne Community.
Save the date! Duquesne University’s Night of Lights, sponsored by the Student Government Association will be taking place on Thursday, December 6, 2012! There will be a Christmas dinner, carriage rides, games, and more so mark your calendars now!
100th anniversary celebrations are underway for the Palumbo Donahue School of Business. The school started as the School of Accounts, Finance and Commerce on October 6, 1913. Continue reading
- September 27 – 29 – Red Masquers Variety Show, Peter Mills Theater, 8 p.m.
- September 28 – 30 – Homecoming Weekend, Various Locations
- September 28 – 29 – Carnival, A.J. Palumbo Center
- September 28 – Oktoberfest Dinner, Hogan Dinning Center, 7 p.m.
- September 29 – AutumnFest, Academic Walk, 11 a.m.
- September 29 – Dukes vs. St. Francis, Rooney Field, 1 p.m.
- September 30 – Apple Fest, Towers MPR, 4 p.m.
- October 4 – Musician Joy Ike, The Red Ring, 7 p.m.
- October 11 – Trivia Night, The Red Ring, 7 p.m.
- October 17 – Comedian Chris Newberg, Union Ballroom, 9 p.m.
- October 16 – Big Dream Gathering, Power Center, 6 p.m.
- October 18 – ISO Continent Night, Union Ballroom, 6 p.m.
- October 19 – 21 – Family Weekend, Various Locations
- October 20 – Magic of Michael Grandinetti, A.J. Palumbo Center, 7:30 p.m.
- November 2 – 4 – Siblings Weekend, Various Locations
- December 6 – Night of Lights, Duquesne Union
- December 7 – Christmas Ball, Sheraton Station Square, 7 p.m.
“It’s Your Time: Capture The Moment!” has been selected as the theme for Duquesne University’s 2012 Orientation. A year-long effort, the Orientation staff is preparing for Orientation Week, Aug. 22-26. Summer mailing responses will be done online.
Last year’s Orientation program received two awards for Outstanding Use of Theme and Outstanding Novelty Item at the 34th annual National Orientation Directors Association Conference.
This year, instead of planning separate class-sponsored parent weekends, the Division of Student Life, in collaboration with Academic Affairs, will host Duquesne’s first Family Weekend on October 19-21! Continue reading
- Tuesday, April 17 – Student Organization Awards, Union Ballroom, 6 p.m.
- Saturday, April 21 – Relay For Life, Academic Walk, 4 p.m.
- Monday, April 23 – Spread the Word to End the Word, Union Ballroom, 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 25 – SGA Study Break, Gumberg Library
- Friday, April 27 – Residence Life/DU CARES Study Break, Towers Sean Hogan Dining Hall
- Thursday, May 3 – Senior Commencement Social, Union Ballroom, Noon
- Thursday, May 3 – Baccalaureate Mass, A.J. Palumbo Center, 3 p.m.
- Friday, May 4 – University Commencement, A.J. Palumbo Center, 5 p.m.
- Saturday, May 5 – Diploma Ceremonies, Various Locations