Freshman/New Student Move-in Day and Orientation Festivities Begin Tuesday

More than 1,300 incoming members of Duquesne’s class of 2023 will arrive on campus for Freshman Move-in Day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Move-In & Orientation Week
Move-In & Orientation Week
Move-In & Orientation Week
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The University’s award-winning Orientation program kicks off Tuesday at 8 p.m. with the traditional ice cream social on the front lawn of Assumption Commons. Students will also have a chance to play some human foosball on the nearby outdoor basketball court.

Duquesne’s nearly weeklong Orientation offers a variety of events and activities for both new students and their families.

“As a recent freshman, I know how beneficial a well-run Orientation week can be to a student in transition,” Dan Smolsky, director of the student-run Orientation program, said. “The Orientation staff and chairpersons are here to make this a special and memorable week for all incoming students.”

This year’s Orientation, which focuses the theme Begin. Build. Become, runs through Sunday, Aug. 25. A sampling of events and activities includes Sunrise Yoga on Rooney Field, the annual Graffiti Dance, salsa dancing, a student talent show, a show featuring comedian Tylor Boeh and mentalist Craig Karges and more.

“Orientation gives incoming freshmen and transfer students a chance to transition into their new academic lives,” Adam Wasilko, director of freshman development and disability services, said. “We want students to feel comfortable and confident about their decision in choosing Duquesne as their new home.”