Family Weekend

Duquesne’s annual family weekend took place from Oct. 17-19. Events included a family jam in the Red Ring, Greek Life’s annual Carnival, academic and department open houses, as well as the Duquesne Dukes game against Sacred Heart; and the freshmen talent show. This year over 300 families joined us for the weekend on campus. Thank you to all of the Duquesne families that came out for the weekend; we look forward to seeing you next year!

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

Family Weekend 2013

Duquesne University’s Family Weekend was held Oct. 18-20. The University welcomed over 340 families, totaling over 960 attendees for the three-day event. Weekend highlights included the Family Jam at the Red Ring, University Resource Fair and continental breakfast, Father Hogan’s welcome address, Academic Open Houses, Campus Tours, Family Service Project, Departmental Open Houses, Taste of Pittsburgh Picnic Lunch, Family Talent Show and Mass followed by Sunday Brunch hosted by President Dougherty. Continue reading

Register Now for Family Weekend October 19-21

October 19-21

The Division of Student Life is pleased to invite all family members back to campus on October 19-21, 2012, to experience your student’s living and learning environment. In addition to reconnecting with each other, you can:

  • Socialize with other families, meet the faculty and dean of your student’s school, and learn about opportunities for upperclassmen, such as study abroad programs, internships and career services
  • See in person the magic of Illusionist and Duquesne alum Michael Grandinetti
  • Enjoy a variety of activities such as the Duquesne Dukes football game and experience Pittsburgh
  • Celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist in the Power Center
  • Be part of a special farewell brunch on Sunday with President Charles J. Dougherty

Register your family today at

Illusionist and Alumnus Grandinetti to Perform at Family Weekend

Celebrated alumnus and illusionist Michael Grandinetti will return to Duquesne University for a one-night spectacular during Family Weekend on October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the A.J. Palumbo Center.

Grandinetti will push the boundaries of magic during his first return to his hometown of Pittsburgh in ten years and first-ever performance at his Alma Mater. Grandinetti’s family-friendly show is full of exciting illusion and several new surprises.

On September 20, Michael brought his original magic and illusions to Bank of America Stadium, in Charlotte, NC, where he presented an all new halftime show during the Carolina Panthers home game against the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants.

Tickets can be purchased online when your register for Family Weekend or by calling 412.396.6209. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Cost is $15 per ticket. Students will be admitted with a Duquesne ID. Children 12 and under are also free.

Watch a preview of Michael Grandinetti below: