24 Hour Study for Finals @ Gumberg Library

The Gumberg Library will be open continuously beginning Monday, April 27 at 7 a.m. and lasting until Wednesday, May 6 at 9 p.m. As usual, the library will provide snacks at midnight for any late-night studiers.

As a refresher—

  • Quiet study areas are on the first, second, and third floors.
  • Group study areas are the fourth and fifth floors.
  • Always bring your ID—the library cards for your safety. Card swipe entry is in effect between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. weekdays, and all weekends.

During finals when everyone is scrambling to make it through the end of semester, library tables are at a premium. Gumberg supports the many students who ask that everyone shows kindness and respect in sharing library study space: http://gumberglibrary.tumblr.com/sharegumberg.

Good luck on finals!

Run for Ryan

The annual Run for Ryan is a student-run campus 5K that honors the life of fallen United States Marine Sgt. Ryan Lane of Castle Shannon, PA. Ryan was killed on his second deployment in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan in July of 2009 while serving with the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Division. Upon hearing of Ryan’s death, former Duquesne students 1st Lieutenant Joseph Vitti, USA, and 1st Lieutenant Chris Cavanagh, USMC, decided that this Marine should never be forgotten. The run encircles the campus and all proceeds benefit an endowed fund in Ryan’s name, awarded to student veterans in need of financial assistance. Continue reading

“Float On Flem”

Float on Flem is an event sponsored by the Red and Blue Crew during the annual Spring Game that honors the life of Ryan Fleming. Ryan was a Duquesne student who was in the Business School and was the Assistant to the Director of Football Operations. He passed away in his sleep due to Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome, a heart condition that causes an increased heart rate. He was actively involved in the Red and Blue Crew and in the classroom. Last year, Float on Flem had about 20 student organizations volunteer Chinese auction baskets and food tables to raise profit for the Ryan Fleming Scholarship Fund, a fund started by his family in his memory. Continue reading

Duquesne Class Ring Blessing

The Division of Student Life celebrates the 10th Annual Duquesne Class Ring Blessing on Sunday, April 19 at 11 a.m. with Mass in the Duquesne Chapel.  Brunch will follow in the Power Center Ballroom.

If you would like to have your class ring blessed, please contact ringblessing@duq.edu to register.   You are welcome to have your family join you for this special occasion. Continue reading

Greek Week 2015

It is that time of the year again! Themed The Greatest Show on Earth this year, Greek Week begins on Sunday, April 12 with a kick-off BBQ, Greek Games and an evening Mass. The entire week is packed with sporting events, philanthropy initiatives, a leadership speaker, an awards banquet, the infamous Greek Sing and more (please see full schedule of events below). Everyone is encouraged to attend anything and everything that the Greeks have going on. Continue reading

Sunny Days. Brighter Future. Summer at DU.

Summer is a great time at Duquesne!  More than 500 courses are offered, allowing students to get ahead, catch up, improve a GPA or focus on one class at a time. Courses are offered in day, evening and online formats in 13 sessions, from 3 to 12 weeks, starting in May, June and July.  Currently enrolled undergraduate Duquesne students can take advantage of opportunities for free summer housing and a 25% basic undergraduate tuition discount.  Visit www.duq.edu/summer for details and eligibility requirements. Continue reading

Numerous Events Scheduled to Celebrate Black History Month


The Office of Multicultural Affairs has collaborated with different campus organizations on a full schedule of events throughout February to celebrate Back History Month.

“We have a lot of unique, new and educational events thathttp://applications.duq.edu/bluff-stuff/?p=2700&preview=true we have put together for Black History Month,” said Jeff Mallory, director of multicultural affairs. “It is our hope that everyone on campus—regardless of race and ethnicity—will take some time to participate in the events and also engage in healthy dialogue.”

Men’s Basketball Schedule

Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. – Dukes vs. George Washington
Military Appreciation Day

  • The Dukes will pair up with Duquesne Alumni and Military Programming to offer free tickets for veterans and Duquesne University student Sgt. Ryan Lane’s platoon to honor and recognize the former Duquesne student. To order free tickets for troops and veterans call Conor McGartland at 412.396.5124.

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Alcohol and Spring Break: Be Smart, Be Safe…

Spring Break, that much anticipated ‘vacation time’ typically during early March, is something that many students, staff and faculty look forward to each year. For many, it is an unofficial transition from the end of winter to the beginning of spring that just happens to be scheduled at a great time of the semester. While many students stay at home and work, rest, sleep, or look at it as a time to catch their breath, others take the opportunity to head to a vacation destination with thousands of other college students from around the country. Continue reading

Duquesne Basketball Family Game

On Saturday, Feb. 21, the Office of Freshmen Development and Duquesne Athletics are hosting a family game for all Duquesne families during the Duquesne vs. Dayton game in CONSOL Energy Center.

Food and drink specials will be offered at the Red Ring starting at 11 a.m. Tickets to the game are $10. Families in attendance will receive a free Duquesne rally towel to show their support at the game. For tickets please go to www.duq.edu/familygame or contact the Freshman Development office at fdsa@duq.edu or 412.396.6657 for questions. We hope to see you there!

24 Hour Study for Finals @ Gumberg Library

The Gumberg Library will be open continuously from Monday, Dec. 8 at 7 a.m. to Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. As usual, the library will provide snacks at midnight for any late-night studiers.

As a refresher—

  • Quiet study areas are on the first, second and third floors.
  • Group study areas are the fourth and fifth floors.
  • Always bring your ID—the library cards for your safety. Card swipe entry is in effect from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays, and all weekends.
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SGA Study Break @ Gumberg Library

The finals tradition continues at the Gumberg Library! On Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m., students are invited to take a break from studying and enjoy food and refreshments courtesy of the Student Government Association. SGA Study Break takes place on the 4th floor of the Gumberg Library. Get in line early!

Thank you, as always, to SGA for sponsoring this event!

4th Annual Tipoff Tailgate

Duquesne Athletics is excited to announce that the fourth annual Tipoff Tailgate, co-sponsored by the Student Government Association, Duquesne Program Council and over 20 other Duquesne University student organizations, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10 when the Dukes host Rhode Island in an exciting Atlantic 10 Conference matchup. Continue reading

Father Hogan Bobble Head Giveaway

The Duquesne Athletics Department announced their 2014-2015 promotional schedule for the men’s basketball season in September, and on the list this year included a giveaway to honor a very special member of the Duquesne University family, Fr. Sean Hogan, C.S.Sp. A one-of-a-kind Fr. Hogan Bobble Head will be available for the first 1,000 fans that attend the Duquesne Dukes men’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. against Rhode Island at the Palumbo Center. This is the only way to get this limited edition bobble head. Continue reading

Tell Us How Gumberg’s Doing!

During the month of February 2015, the Gumberg Library will be conducting an online survey to assess how well the library is serving the needs of Duquesne students, faculty, and staff. The Gumberg Library has conducted the LibQUAL+ survey every three years since 2006 to track service quality over time. LibQUAL+ offers the opportunity for students to help the library understand how to better fulfill the University mission. Those who participate in the survey will be entered in a drawing to win a variety of prizes. In previous years, the library has offered such prizes as iPads, Kindles, and gift cards. Continue reading

Save The Date: Men’s Basketball at CONSOL Energy Center

Every year the Duquesne Dukes have the opportunity to play a few select games in the CONSOL Energy Center. On Saturday, Feb. 21, the Duquesne Dukes play Dayton. Mark your calendars for this exciting game! Duquesne Athletics and the Office of Freshmen Development will be offering reduced prices on tickets for Duquesne families, as well as some pregame events on campus we would love to see you at.

Home Sweet Home; On Campus Housing for 2015-16

It’s that time of year!  Room Selection is approaching for the 2015-2016 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 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 25-27 and March 9-11.
  • Room Selection for Current Sophomores and higher will occur on March 11, 2015 in the Duquesne Union Ballroom.
  • Room Selection for Current Freshmen will occur on March 12, 2015 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.

ISO Night: “Spice It Up With South Asia: Many Regions, One World”

The International Students Organization (ISO) is celebrating its annual Fall Continent Night on Oct. 2, 2014. For several years, ISO has been instrumental in promoting cultural diversity through its events, which attracts over 400 students and faculty across campus. What makes the event special this year is the attendance of international alumni since it coincides with Homecoming week on campus.

Experience the south Asian culture of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and other neighboring countries through a fashion show, performances and traditional delicacies.

Join ISO to support diversity and celebrate culture at Duquesne University!