Des Places Hall LLC Heritage Week

The residents of Des Places Hall LLC celebrated their first annual Heritage Week. The week-long celebration focused on the various aspects of being a Spiritan University. A kickoff party was held Monday for the residents, a birthday party for Duquesne was held on its 135th anniversary; highlighting the history and mission of Duquesne. Continue reading

Green Initiatives in Des Places

Many students were drawn to the living environment in Des Places due to its environmentally friendly practices. One exciting event this semester is the “Des Places Pledge.” This pledge asks students to ‘pitch in, turn off, conserve and re-evaluate’ their daily habits as we work towards the establishment of a sustainable community. This pledge encompasses issues focused on energy, sustainable food, water conservation and recycling issues. Continue reading

Duquesne Opens Des Places, New ‘Green’ Residence Hall


This fall marked the opening of Des Places Hall, Duquesne’s newest residence hall, an environmentally friendly residence with the highest standards for comfort and safety.

The 12-story Living Learning Center—named for Spiritan Congregation founder Claude Poullart des Places—houses nearly 400 upperclassmen, graduate and law students who live in one-, two- and three-bedroom suites. The building was designed with a commitment to sustainability by WTW Architects, which incorporated many sustainable technologies, from drought-tolerant landscaping to use of locally manufactured materials. Estimates based upon construction standards indicate that sustainable efforts will save at least 22 percent in energy use. Continue reading

Des Places Living Learning Center

Des Places Hall

The first ever students to register for Duquesne's newest Living Learning Center, Des Places Hall: (L-R) Stephanie King, Regina Dutz, Katie Bennett, Mary Sprague

Des Places Hall Rooms are still available!

If you will be a junior or higher next year and would like to live in Des Places Hall, please contact the Office of Residence Life.  The Office of Residence Life is in Assumption Hall, and you can e-mail us.

More information about Des Places Hall can be found here.