FAST Offers Freshmen, Transfer Students an Early Start to College

Incoming freshmen and transfer students will have the opportunity to kick off their Duquesne college experience at the annual Freshman Advisement Summer Transition (FAST) program July 9-12.Duquesne University FAST program banner

While FAST is an optional program, it is designed to help new students and their families transition smoothly to life at Duquesne.

 “The program gives incoming students a head start in their transition,” Adam Wasilko, director of freshman development and disability services, said. “We want students and their families to feel comfortable about their decision and know that they have the University’s full support throughout their college experience.”

Liberal arts, education, nursing and pharmacy majors can visit campus July 10 or July 12. Biomedical engineering, business, music, health sciences, and natural and environmental sciences majors can visit campus July 9 or July 11.

During FAST, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet their academic advisor
  • Learn about health services, financial aid, tuition deferment, safety, security and student activities
  • Get their student ID
  • Set up a student bank account
  • Order or purchase books and a computer
  • Connect with future classmates
  • Take language placement exams (required for liberal arts and international business majors).

For more information on FAST or to view a schedule of events, visit the FAST website.