Family Weekend 2014

This year’s family weekend is being held Oct. 17-19. A schedule of events can be found at This year, the Office of Greek Live will be holding Carnival on Friday the Oct. 17 to kick off the weekend. Other signature events include a family jam in the Red Ring, academic open houses, a dueling pianos dinner show and the Residence Life family talent show. Please join us on campus for these events and to cheer on our Duquesne Dukes against Sacred Heart at noon on Rooney Field. For any questions or concerns please email

2nd Annual Dukes Madness

Last October, Duquesne Athletics hosted it’s first-ever, student-only event dubbed Dukes Madness. This free 3-on-3 basketball tournament, coordinated by Duquesne Intramurals, ran at the A.J. Palumbo Center as a kickoff event for the basketball season, introducing both men’s and women’s basketball programs to over 300 students in attendance. Continue reading

Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life (ORL) has always strived to make campus an exciting place to live and learn. Throughout the year, the ORL team puts a particular emphasis on livening up the weekends of students who live on campus. Resident Assistants, Resident Directors and Residence Life Central Staff hosted over 150 weekend programs during the 2013-14 academic year, working collaboratively with many student groups and other offices including DU Cares, Freshman and Sophomore Class Councils, Duquesne Program Council, RHA and others. Continue reading

Spring Formal

On Friday, April 4, 2014, from 7-11 p.m., the Duquesne University Class Councils will be hosting the When You Wish Upon a Star.  The event will be held at the Pittsburgh Marriott and all proceeds from ticket sales and the 50/50 will benefit Make-A-Wish® with the hopes of raising enough money to grant one wish (an average cost of $3,900).

Tickets cost $10/person in advance, $15/person at the door, and $80/organization with 10 members in attendance. Tickets can be purchased at the Union Info Desk starting March 12 until the day of the event. If you are choosing to attend as an organization, please have your advisor contact Annie Kaucic ( with the names and emails of the 10 members who will be attending and she will provide you with further instructions. Continue reading

Free Summer Housing for Current Students

The University offers free summer housing for currently enrolled undergraduates (freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors) who want to take on-campus courses this summer.

The free housing is available for the duration of the summer course(s) only. To be eligible, students must be enrolled for at least 3 credits and will be responsible for any meal plan costs.  Students also must either have lived on campus for the spring semester or must have deposited to live on campus for the upcoming fall semester. Continue reading

Group Housing Selection

There are exciting Group Housing options are available for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Groups of students wishing to live together can apply for wings in the Duquesne Towers or nine-person suites in Des Places Hall! Please consider this great opportunity for housing next year!

For more information, please refer to your room selection newsletter or visit us online at

Black History Month Events

Feb. 4, 2014 – “Hidden Colors” Film Screening
6 p.m. | College Hall, Room 104

The film, “Hidden Colors: The Untold History of People of Aboriginal, Moor, and African Descent” is a documentary by Tariq Nasheed that discusses black history and why it has been left out of the American curricula.  A facilitated group discussion and refreshments will follow the screening of this film.  If you have any questions, please email Continue reading

Gumberg Library Hours for Finals and Christmas Break

Fall 2013 Gumberg Library Finals Hours

Monday, Dec. 9 – Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013


Thursday, December 19, 2013 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, December 20, 2013 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, December 21-22, 2013 CLOSED


Christmas Break

Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 – Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 CLOSED
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 CLOSED (Staff In-Service)
Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 – Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 CLOSED
Jan. 6, 2014 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 7, 2014 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 Resume Regular Hours 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Residence Hall Association Presents: 2013 Siblings Weekend

This fall, Residence Hall Association will be hosting their annual Siblings Weekend Oct. 25-27. The event is open to all Duquesne residents and their siblings ages 6 to 16. Siblings will be permitted to stay in the Living Learning Centers with the resident. In the years past, RHA has taken the residents and their siblings to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium around lunchtime on the Saturday of Siblings Weekend. Continue reading


The annual City Game against Pitt will be Saturday, Nov. 30 at 1 p.m. and will be a nationally yelevised broadcast at CONSOL Energy Center! Plan your return from Thanksgiving Break to come back to campus that Saturday to cheer on your Dukes. A very special THANK YOU to Residence Life as the Residence Halls will be open at 8 a.m. that Saturday to accommodate all students that live on-campus to move back in before or after the game that day. No excuse not to come back just ONE day early to cheer on YOUR Dukes! Continue reading

Gumberg Library

Fall 2013 Regular Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Anyone entering Gumberg Library must swipe their ID card and show their photo ID during the following hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to closing
  • Saturday: All day
  • Sunday: All day

Major Upcoming Events


Find out what is happening on campus
Learn about our student organizations
Build your own Involvement Record
And MUCH more!!!

It’s all just one click away…

Campus Link is a platform that provides student organizations with the resources to better communicate with one another and to promote their events. It also allows individual students the opportunity to record their co-curricular involvement and to readily find out what is happening on campus. Some of the features of Campus Link include: an online campus flyer board, customizable web pages for each student organization, event calendar, service hour tracking and personalized Involvement Records.

Be sure to log-in, register and “Get Involved” in campus life at Duquesne!


To view athletic team schedules click on the following links:

Student Organization Leadership and Service Awards

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

Building Closings

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.

Summer Housing

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.

Summer Improvements in the Living Learning Centers

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

Student Life Graduate Assistant Applications

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.

Gumberg Library Spring 2013 Final Exam Hours

  • 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

Major Upcoming Events

  • April 7-12 — Autism Awareness Month, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (To Reserve a seat contact
  • 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.

Celebrating Black History Month on the Bluff

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

Room Selection

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.

Gumberg Library Spring Hours

  • 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.