New Student Organization Officers Installed


New SGA Executive Board: L-R Zachary Zeigler, Mackenzie Kennedy, Anissa Gilbert, Lauren Turkovich and Shannon Smith

During Mass on Sunday, March 11, the annual Officer Installation Ceremony was held.  The new officers of the Student Government Association, SGA Senate, Duquesne Program Council, Commuter Council, Resident Hall Association, Class Councils and Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils were installed. A celebratory brunch followed, where former student leader and Duquesne alumnus, Susannah Hoang, Senior Compliance Lead for ALCOA, offered an inspirational message to our new student leaders. 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.

International Student Organization Week Highlights

The 2nd Annual Showcase Afrique
The 2nd Annual Showcase Afrique was coordinated by the Union of African Students and co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Continue reading

Cookout on the Commons

Cookout on the Commons

Cookout on the Commons April 20th

Cookout on the Commons is an annual tradition hosted by the Office of Residence Life and Campus Ministry. This year’s cookout will take place on April 20 at 1 p.m. on the Assumption Commons. There will be live music, smoothies and of course food! Take a break from studying and enjoy the afternoon on the Bluff with your friends at this year’s cookout.

Gumberg Library Hours for Finals

Finals Table Etiquette @ Gumberg Library
Remember Finals Table Etiquette @ Gumberg Library
  • Monday, April 23 – Opens at 7 a.m. – Begin finals hours
  • Tuesday, April 24 to Monday, April 30 – Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday, May 1 – Close at 9 p.m. – End finals hours
  • Wednesday, May 2 – Friday, May 4, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 6  – CLOSED

Swipe card access will be from 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. on Monday, April 23, and 5 p.m. – 8 a.m. Monday – Friday and all day and night on the weekend.

2012 Newman Civic Fellow: Caitlyn Depp

Caitlyn Depp 2012 Newman Civic Fellow

Caitlyn Depp 2012 Newman Civic Fellow

Caitlyn Depp received the 2012 Newman Civic Fellow.  This award honors student leaders committed to creating lasting change and is named for Dr. Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders, who was a tireless advocate for the role of higher education in preparing students for active and engaged citizenship.


Student Athletes Recognized

The Department of Athletics would like to congratulate and thank the following student-athletes who are graduating and/or completing their four years of NCAA eligibility this year.  They will be honored at a banquet on April 24. Continue reading

Orientation 2012

Orientation 2012 Logo

Orientation 2012 Logo

“It’s Your Time: Capture The Moment!” has been selected as the theme for Duquesne University’s 2012 Orientation. A year-long effort, the Orientation staff is preparing for Orientation Week, Aug. 22-26.  Summer mailing responses will be done online.

Last year’s Orientation program received two awards for Outstanding Use of Theme and Outstanding Novelty Item at the 34th annual National Orientation Directors Association Conference.

Major Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, April 17 – Student Organization Awards, Union Ballroom, 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 21 – Relay For Life, Academic Walk, 4 p.m.
  • Monday, April 23 – Spread the Word to End the Word, Union Ballroom, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 25 – SGA Study Break, Gumberg Library
  • Friday, April 27 – Residence Life/DU CARES Study Break, Towers Sean Hogan Dining Hall
  • Thursday, May 3 – Senior Commencement Social, Union Ballroom, Noon
  • Thursday, May 3 – Baccalaureate Mass, A.J. Palumbo Center, 3 p.m.
  • Friday, May 4 – University Commencement, A.J. Palumbo Center, 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 5 – Diploma Ceremonies, Various Locations