The Duquesne University Class of 2018 arrived on campus for Move-In on Aug. 19 and then participated in the five-day, student-run Orientation program, which helps incoming freshmen and other new students make the transition into college life and become familiar with the University.
Check out the following Orientation photo galleries:
Duquesne University Class of 2018 Move-In Day
Duquesne University Orientation 2014: Tour of Pittsburgh
Duquesne University Matriculation 2014
Duquesne University Graffiti Dance 2014
One of the smartest and most diverse classes on record at Duquesne University arrived on campus for the start of the new academic year. An estimated 1,360 freshmen, among the University’s ten largest classes in history, was also among its most selective, with an acceptance rate of 73 percent, according to Debbie Zugates, director of undergraduate admission. (Figures will not be finalized until the University census in late September). Continue reading
Jeff Mallory has been named director of multicultural affairs in the Division of Student Life, effective June 2. His primary responsibility is to help develop the diverse student population by providing support services and opportunities for learning.
Mallory most recently worked in multicultural student life and campus life at his alma mater of Saint Vincent College, where he earned a degree in public policy in 2006 and a master’s in business management with a concentration in operational excellence in 2013. Continue reading
The Departments of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Public Safety have teamed up to ask members of the University community to look up and walk smart. Continue reading
Duquesne University’s faculty, staff and students share an individual and collective responsibility to make the University community a safe living and learning environment for all! Our overarching concern for student safety and mission includes the promotion of a profound respect for the dignity of each person. Throughout the years, the University, especially the Division of Student Life, has been very proactive in taking many steps to promote the safety, respect and dignity of the individual and to create and maintain a safe community on our Bluff. Continue reading
The Incline, previously known as The Off Ramp, received a major renovation and name change over the summer. Now called The Incline, the space has been opened up for a better flow, brightened up for a better atmosphere and updated with a more modern look. The Incline now has fresh, hand-tossed brick oven pizzas, new baked pasta dishes at the Rustica station, sushi and grab’n go, Build-a-Burger grill station and fresh, hand-crafted salads at Salads by Design. Continue reading
by Ian C. Edwards, PhD, LP (Director, Duquesne University Counseling and Wellbeing Center, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy)
The University Counseling and Wellbeing Center, located in 636 Fisher Hall, establishes itself on a philosophy of life that is congruent with the University Mission. We view the student in terms of his/her striving for contentment, happiness, and flourishing. Our goal is to provide services and resources that will enable the student to live a meaningful life based on a mind/body/spirit approach to wellbeing, an approach that honors the fundamental dignity of the human person by valuing him/her in his/her totality. Continue reading
The A.J. Palumbo Center was packed for the Mass of the Holy Spirit, which serves as the traditional start to the new academic year, bringing together students, faculty, staff and friends. Continue reading
Duquesne President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty
Duquesne President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty shared his thoughts on the success and progress of the University’s 2010-2015 Strategic Plan during the 2014 Convocation on Thursday, Sept. 11.
“The strategic plan has been a powerful and successful engine of change and progress for all of us,” said Dougherty to the gathering of faculty, staff and administration. Continue reading
The Division of Mission and Identity has produced a new video to help bring to life the University mission for prospective students and their parents, and that will energize the campus community around serving God by serving students. Continue reading
The Duquesne University Tamburitzans folk music and dance ensemble, known as “The Tammies,” will become an independent, nonprofit organization over the next two to three years, and for the first time will audition students from other universities, as well as Duquesne. Continue reading
At Duquesne University, each undergraduate class has a class council to represent them and plan activities for their class. Each academic year, students encounter new and common challenges that affect their learning and development. To support these experiences, the Class Councils focus on topics, events and needs that pertain most to class members at their particular stage of the undergraduate experience. Continue reading
Over 100 new students attended Commuter Pre-Orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The pre-orientation program assisted commuter students in getting to know their Commuter Assistant, the Office of Commuter Affairs staff, other commuters and to become more familiar with campus. Continue reading
Commuter Council always does their best to provide opportunities for commuters to have fun and be informed. They hosted their annual beginning of the year picnic on Sept. 19. The commuters were treated to a free barbecue dinner and many games at the always popular event. Continue reading
With the start of the new academic year, Health Service is pleased to announce its recent expansion of three new offices, in the adjacent area formerly occupied by the University Counseling Center, which is now the University Counseling and Wellbeing Center, centrally located in Fisher Hall. Continue reading
Having your prescriptions filled or renewed by Duquesne’s Pharmacy, The Center for Pharmacy Services, just got even easier. The Center is now offering convenient online refills with the option to sign up for monthly automatic refills. Continue reading
Gumberg Library recently launched QuickSearch, a new search tool that allows users to search the majority of Gumberg resources from a single search box. This means students can now search for books, scholarly articles, magazine articles, ebooks, digital collections and more, all at once from one location. Continue reading
Visit Gumberg Library between 9-11 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1 to be part of what could be the largest group of students yet to gather in the library at once—perhaps with the exception of finals! Did you know Gumberg welcomed over half a million visitors last year? Continue reading
During Homecoming, Gumberg Library will feature archival footage of football and basketball games from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, including basketball’s NIT Championship game at Madison Square Garden in 1955. Additionally, Gumberg will share a selection of photographs, yearbooks and other items from the University Archives that document Duquesne University’s rich history. Stop by Gumberg during Homecoming week to view these archival gems.
On Friday, Oct. 3., 4-6 p.m., Gumberg Library will host an Alumni Poetry Reading in collaboration with the English Department. Duquesne alumni Cameron Barnett, Elizabeth Savage, Robert Giannotta and current student Samantha Leon will join former Pennsylvania Poet Laureate and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Samuel Hazo in reading from their works.
Gumberg Library will host an art exhibition that commemorates the 2014 centenary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon. The exhibition, titled Moving Targets, will open on Nov. 10 and continue through Dec. 6. Continue reading
Is Duquesne haunted? Come find out! Spend a spooky evening with University Archivist Thomas White, award-winning author of several books on Pennsylvania folklore. Listen to ghost stories and legends of the University and surrounding neighborhoods. The event will take place around Halloween. Date/time TBD.
Librarians can save you time and stress by helping you find, access, evaluate and cite sources for your research assignments. Consult with a librarian in-person, and via 24/7 chat, email, phone or text: Continue reading
There are several Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) initiatives that we would like to highlight for the 2014-2015 academic year at Duquesne University. The OMA Book Club was launched in September. The club will select and review one book per month during the academic year. The club is open to any member of the Duquesne University community. Continue reading
Nationally, there are approximately 3,300 campus-related housing fires each year including both on-campus and off-campus student housing. On average there are 7 deaths, 46 injuries, and $25 million in property damage each year. According to the Center for Campus Fire Safety, between January 2000 and March 2014, 123 people lost their lives in campus related fires. While most of these deaths occur in off-campus housing, there have been nine deaths on-campus and ten deaths in Greek housing. For the past four years, The Princeton Review has rated Duquesne the highest possible score (99) in its Fire Safety Rating Honor Roll. Continue reading
Residence Life completed a one week intensive training for our 96 Resident Assistants in mid-August. Building community, crisis response, understanding the University Mission Statement and bystander awareness were only a few of the topics covered to prepare RA’s to support and serve our resident students. Applications for the 2015-16 year will be available on the Residence Life web site in early December.
The beautiful sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi, Fall 2014 on their Bid Day.
It was a very exciting weekend for the Duquesne Greek community. Recently, we officially welcomed a new sorority chapter to our campus – Alpha Omicron Pi. Continue reading
New international students from around the globe who attended the 2014 International Student Picnic.
The Office of International Programs sponsored the New International Student Orientation Weekend Aug. 14-16, 2014. The OIP staff was on hand at the Pittsburgh International Airport to welcome students to their new home and assist with any issues as they arrived. Continue reading
Career Services “Connect with Us, Connect with Your Future” campaign is in action this fall with more ways for students to connect with resources for their career development. Continue reading
The Duquesne EXPO, held on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, provided students with the opportunity to learn more about the University’s 200 student organizations and University departments, network with campus leaders and find out what’s happening at Duquesne.
Learn more at www.duq.edu/campuslink.
Visit our Facebook page to see Duquesne EXPO photos.
On Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 over 70 community and student organizations participated in the DUV Fair in an effort to provide students to become involved in service opportunities.
- 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… www.duq.edu/campuslink.
On Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 over 250 volunteers participated in the Freshman Orientation project in collaboration with DUV, the South Side Chamber of Commerce and the Pennsylvania Resources Council. Students were introduced to the community in groups led by current Duquesne students and South Side residents who stressed the importance of being good neighbors, and also gave them the opportunity to become immersed in a new community.
This past summer, members of Student Life actively participated in projects for Catholic Charities, which included making Pray it Forward prayer bracelets and packing school supplies for the children who participated in the summer lunch program.
Duquesne Athletics hosted a Back to the Bluff gathering to welcome faculty, staff and students back to campus at The Red Ring on Aug. 27, and they also launched a new campaign: Put ‘Em Up…DUKES. The slogan, coined by Pittsburgh’s own sportscaster Alby Oxenreiter, is slated to stick around for many years to come. The Back to the Bluff event boasted prizes, giveaways and special red and blue themed food and drink, with 20 percent of the proceeds benefiting the United Way of Allegheny County.
Duquesne University rose five spots in the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of top schools, reaching No. 116, the highest spot in University history in this widely recognized ranking. The University also was acknowledged as one of the nation’s schools with the greatest value and as a top school for veterans.
“This advance in our ranking is important external confirmation of the University’s growing quality and improving national reputation,” said Dr. Charles J. Dougherty, Duquesne president. Continue reading
Duquesne University has again been named a top college by The Princeton Review.
In the 2015 edition of the annual Best Colleges book, Duquesne has been selected as one of the country’s 379 outstanding institutions, as well as one of 255 outstanding colleges and universities in the Northeast. Continue reading