The Administration Building, “Old Main,” the first building constructed on the Duquesne campus, was dedicated in 1885. It houses the Executive Offices of the University, Office of Admissions, Registrar’s Office, Spiritan Campus Ministry, Business Offices, University Counseling Center, Financial Aid Office, Learning Skills Center, Student Health Insurance, Risk Management, and the offices of Development and Purchasing. Adjoining the building is The Chapel of the Holy Spirit, which offers daily Masses.
Assumption Hall was dedicated in 1954 as Duquesne’s first residence hall. A four-story structure situated above the Assumption Commons, the building has a 254-student capacity, its own workout facility, and offers both single and double occupancy rooms. The Living Learning Center includes a front desk area equipped with security cameras and ID card readers. Students have access to the campus computer network as well as a private computer lab. It is home to the Honors College, student and administrative offices as well as an office of Spiritan Campus Ministry.
The Bayer Learning Center is a modern classroom building with multimedia classrooms/laboratories, complete with internet and interactive student personal response systems. The Bayer Learning Center houses the Department of Physics and the office of the Director of Student Services of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences; and administrative, student services, and faculty offices, and Academic Research Center for Pharmacy Care of the Mylan School of Pharmacy. The Department of Physics and the office of the Director of Student Services of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences are scheduled to move to the 2nd and 3rd floors of Fisher Hall in Fall 2011.
Brottier Hall is an apartment complex with impressive views of the Downtown skyline. It houses approximately 650 students in fully equipped studio and one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments. Brottier Hall is a 20 story apartment complex, built in 1967, with 314 total rental units. There is a fitness center, indoor parking garage, study lounge and vending lounge. The facility includes a front desk area equipped with security cameras and ID card readers. Students are required to sign a 12 month lease. Meal plans are not required; however, a variety of meal plan options are available on a voluntary basis. Upper-class students, graduate students and married students are welcome to apply for an apartment with an August start date. University policy does not permit children to reside in the Living Learning Centers.
The Bushinski Building (1204 Fifth Avenue) houses the Department of Facilities Management.
Canevin Hall, the oldest classroom building on campus, was built in 1922 and completely renovated in 1968. The building received major upgrades in 2008. A four-story building, it houses the School of Education, the Reading Clinic, the Guidance and Counseling Center, and the UCEA Center for Social Justice.
College Hall, a six-story classroom and office building dedicated in 1970, is the seat of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, housing the majority of its departments and facilities. Special instructional facilities include public computer laboratories, communication, interactive media, mathematics and social science computer laboratories, the Writing Center, TV/DVD Studio, and lecture halls.
The Cooper Building (916 Fifth Avenue) houses additional offices for Computing & Technology Services, the Office of Energy Management, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety and the Internal Audit Department.
Des Places, the newest Living Learning Center, opened in Fall 2012. The 12-story building will be the home of approximately 400 juniors, seniors, graduate and law students. Located next to McCloskey Field, this building offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suite-style accommodations.
The Duquesne Towers, a 17-story, air conditioned double–tower residence for 1,176 men and women featuring separate housing wings and wings for Greek Life and student groups, was dedicated in 1970. The facility features a full-size indoor swimming pool, the Spiritan Campus Ministry Center, a main student lounge and smaller lounges on each floor, featuring newly furnished study areas, and the Hogan Dining Center. The Duquesne Towers is also home to a large computer lab that is available 24 hours a day to all students. The facility includes a front desk area equipped with security cameras and ID card readers.
The Duquesne Union is the center of campus life and student activities. Dedicated in 1967, it houses various student organization offices and the Office of International Programs. The Student Life Division has many offices in the Union as well, including the Center for Student Involvement, Commuter Affairs, Greek Life, Judicial Affairs, Multicultural Affairs, Health Service, Freshman Development and Special Student Services. This facility also includes meeting rooms, an information center, ID Center, art gallery, several lounges, four dining service venues, and a commuter lounge. The Union NiteSpot is a popular gathering place for lounging and recreation. Late night programs are offered in the NiteSpot Tuesday through Saturday. The Union features several retail facilities including the Computer Store, PNC Bank branch, Barnes and Noble branch and Starbucks coffeehouse.
Fisher Hall houses the Rangos School of Health Sciences’ Departments of Health Management Systems and Speech-Language Pathology, including the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, faculty and staff offices, and teaching and research laboratories.
The Center for Environmental Research and Education (CERE) and the administrative offices of the Forensic Science and Law Program of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences are located on the 3rd floor of Fisher Hall. The Department of Physics and the office of the Director of Student Services for the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences are scheduled to move to the 2nd and 3rd floors of Fisher Hall.
Fisher Hall also houses the Department of Theology, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, computer labs, classrooms, and research laboratories. The School of Nursing is located on the fifth floor and includes a nursing computer laboratory, resource center, nursing skills laboratory, and lecture halls.
The Gumberg Library opened in 1978 and was rededicated in 1995. The five-story structure, which holds an extensive collection that serves the Duquesne community on campus and at a distance, offers access to a collection that includes both print and electronic resources. The library’s collection has grown to more than 700,000 volumes.
The library makes available over 200 research databases which index newspapers, research journals, and other publications. It provides access to more than 30,000 electronic journals, magazines and newspapers, in addition to 70,000 ebooks.
The library catalog provides links to many electronic resources and to catalogs of other regional libraries. Students have several options for obtaining materials not available at Gumberg Library including E-ZBorrow and ILLiad. The library is committed to using evolving technology to deliver the information that students need in the most cost-effective manner.
The library participates in local, regional, and state consortia that support reciprocal borrowing. It also maintains agreements with regional academic libraries and hospitals that allow students to borrow books on-site at participating institutions.
Professional librarians are available for on-site and remote consultation and assistance. In addition, the library designed a course to assist freshmen in developing the research and information literacy skills needed to succeed at Duquesne University. The course focuses on basic skills needed by every student regardless of major, and examines selected ethical issues surrounding computing and using information.The library offers computers in the reference area and electronic classroom. Wireless access is available throughout the library. Students can connect their personal laptops or library loaner laptops anywhere in the library or in one of the private study carrels.
Within the Gumberg Library is the Maureen P. Sullivan Curriculum Center and The Mary Jane Schultz Music Center which has specialized music listening and viewing equipment to assist students with classwork, research, and music composition. One of the collections recognized locally, regionally, nationally and internationally is The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center which promotes the advancement of phenomenology by collecting and making available in one place all the literature on phenomenology. The Center also sponsors continuing research and original scholarship. Other special collections include the Cardinal Wright Collection, the Rabbi Herman Hailperin Collection, the Paul Hindemith Papers and the Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers. The University Archives is also part of the library and is the center for the documented history of Duquesne University. In support of the University's Spiritan identity and its mission, the library established the Holy Spirit Collection.
The Gumberg Library is the primary locus for distinctive intellectual resources, information literacy instruction, and related library services for students. The library is open more than 105 hours per week with extended hours during finals. However, the electronic resources are available 24/7 anywhere on campus and remotely with a valid Duquesne ID. During non-business hours students are required to use their ID to swipe into the library building. For more information about the library’s collections, services, policies, departments, and facilities go to www.duq.edu/library. The website also provides access to the library’s online catalog, research databases, electronic journals and texts, and library newsletter.
The Edward J. Hanley Hall, dedicated in 1982, resulted from the renovation and expansion of the old University Library building. The facility houses School of Law faculty and administrative offices, research and study rooms, two large amphitheater lecture halls, interview rooms, seminar and classroom areas, and a moot courtroom. The greatly expanded and fully computerized law library is the most accessible one of its kind in the city, with its central location and convenient hours. The law library is open to members of the local bench and bar, as well as law students. In 2002, the Law School completed substantial renovations and new construction to Hanley Hall. The John E. Murray, Jr. Pavilion and library renovations combined to nearly double Hanley Hall’s existing space to approximately 125,000 square feet. This construction added three new classrooms, two new courtrooms, a new computer lab, a new lounge and cafeteria, and greatly expanded the library, student study areas, and student organizations space.
Since 2009, the Murray Pavilion has also been the home of the Bridget and Alfred Pelaez Legal Writing Center, an expansive suite of offices and study space devoted to the Law School’s nationally-ranked Legal Writing program.
Health Sciences Building, dedicated in 1991, resulted from the renovation of the old gymnasium. The four-story building is the home of the John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences with its departments of athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies and Ph.D. program in Rehabilitation Science. The building provides faculty and staff offices and teaching and research laboratories.
Koren Building (718 Fifth Avenue) houses the offices of Human Resource Management and Public Affairs.
Laval House houses the Spiritan Vocation Office.
Liebermann Hall is a combination of academic and office space. The facility houses the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement, Enrollment Management, Alumni and a teaching laboratory for the Rangos School of Health Sciences' Department of Occupational Therapy.
McCloskey Field, dedicated in the mid-1970s, and renovated in 1998, is the center for outdoor intramural activity. The lighted field is made up of artificial turf and is surrounded by a four-lane all-weather track used by the University track and field teams. Other athletic facilities include a six-lane swimming pool, and an outdoor basketball/dek hockey court.
Richard King Mellon Hall of Science, a four-story structure dedicated in 1968 and an award-winning building designed by Mies van der Rohe, houses the Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry and Biochemistry, the Dean’s Office for the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, and faculty offices, classrooms and laboratories. The fourth floor and the basement are occupied by the Academic Research Centers for Pharmaceutical Technology, for Pharmacy Practice, and for Pharmaceutical Information and by faculty and administrative offices and laboratories of the Mylan School of Pharmacy and the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Instructional facilities include two large amphitheater-style lecture halls with seating capacities of 250 each and science computer facilities.
The Muldoon Building, 1000 Fifth Avenue, recently renovated and dedicated to honor the first Pharmacy school dean, houses the Academic Research Center for Pharmacy Care and faculty offices. The Center, which is staffed by faculty and fellows and residents, is an Experiential Education site and the hub of the Pharmacy wellness and disease management program, the Spirit of Health initiative, and an extensive network of pharmacy and health care services to improve the health outcomes of the University and Greater Pittsburgh communities.
Murphy Building (20 Chatham Square) houses Service Learning and the Center for Teaching Excellence.
The A.J. Palumbo Center is located at the corner of Forbes Avenue and Magee Street on the northeast corner of the Duquesne campus. The multi-purpose Palumbo Center currently houses a main arena, two regulation-sized basketball courts, a new athletic training room, weight training and cardiovascular areas and locker room facilities for student athletes.
In the University’s continued commitment to athletics, a $2 million renovation and enhancement to the Palumbo Center was recently completed and encompasses a state-of-the-art athletic training/rehabilitation facility, a new student-athlete recruitment center, film viewing and editing suites, as well as the expansion and enhancement of a student-athlete only weight training and conditioning area. In the Fall of 2010, new chairback seating was installed on the north side of the arena and a custom designed center-hung video board and four corner scoreboards were installed.
Additional improvements were made in the summer of 2011 with the $1.3 million construction of the Janice and James Schaming Athletic Center which included extensive renovation and expansion of locker rooms for men's and women's basketball and volleyball and the installation of new flooring, lighting and graphics packages in the lower level corridor that leads to the locker room areas. The summer of 2012 saw a complete renovation of the multi-purpose Aloe Suite and a renovation of the visiting team locker room.
Not just an athletics facility, Palumbo Center houses athletics department staff and coaches offices. Over its tenure, the center has been the site of four post-season conference volleyball tournaments, two National Invitation Tournament men’s basketball games, two women’s NIT basketball games, and two opening rounds of the Atlantic 10 women’s basketball tournament. Palumbo Center also annually serves as the host site for numerous high school basketball tournaments and playoff games.
Named in honor of its benefactor, the late Antonio J. Palumbo, the facility has consistently been ranked among the top ten grossing arenas of its size by Performance Magazine, a popular concert trade publication. Palumbo was elected to the Duquesne University board of directors and, in 1987, he received an honorary doctorate of business and administration from Duquesne. Palumbo’s generosity to the university has provided the campus with the A.J. Palumbo School of Business, as well as the home of Duquesne Athletics.
The Mary Pappert School of Music, dedicated in 1967, has 68 Steinway pianos, six organs and a substantial inventory of orchestral, band and electronic instruments available for student use. The building features acoustically treated classrooms, practice rooms and rehearsal spaces. The PNC Recital Hall is equipped with two Steinway model D concert grand pianos. The newly renovated Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation provides an additional performance venue and includes a state-of-the art mastering suite designed for multi-channel audio production, audio for video and live webcasting. The Fender Electronic Studio, Recording Studio, Keyboard Lab, and Music Technology Center all feature up-to-date facilities and equipment for composing, performing and recording music.
The Power Center, a 130,000-square-foot multipurpose facility, was named for Duquesne’s first president and Spiritan priest, the Rev. William Patrick Power, C.S.Sp. The center is located at the corner of Chatham Square and Forbes Avenue, and includes Barnes & Noble at Duquesne; the Power Recreation Center; and a full-service restaurant, The Red Ring Bar & Grille. The top level of the building, which is the equivalent of eight stories, holds a conference/ballroom with panoramas of the city, balconies and 7,500 square feet capable of accommodating up to 700 people. High-tech lighting, numerous screens, a dance floor and portable stage are among the ballroom’s amenities. Soundproof panels allow the room to be configured to meet numerous needs. A spacious pre-event area with four plasma screens and a full-service kitchen are found on this level. Access is provided to the Forbes Parking Garage and campus via the Sklar Skywalk, the city’s highest pedestrian walkway.
The Power Recreation Center, an 80,000-square-foot-area comprising the second, third and fourth floors of the Power Center, is open seven days a week for Duquesne students and employees. Features include: secure access, audio-visual and other classrooms, separate student and staff locker facilities, aerobics space, three big-screen plasma TVs, and 50 cardio fitness machines with personal viewing screens, basketball/volleyball courts, walking/running track, two free weight rooms, racquetball courts, offices and Internet-accessible lounges.
The Public Safety Building is headquarters for the University’s Public Safety Office.
Rockwell Hall, dedicated in 1958, is a 10-story structure which houses the A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration and the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business and whose skywalk connects downtown Pittsburgh with Duquesne’s campus. Rockwell Hall also houses a student lounge/vending machine area, Carfang Commons, team suites, Java City, the School of Business Technology Center, Computing and Technology Services, Small Business Development Center, the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement, Career Services Center, Psychology Clinic, Printing and Graphics Department, the Beard Institute, the Mailing Center, the Mills Complex, and University Press.
Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field is a multi-purpose field named in honor of Arthur J. Rooney, Sr., founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Duquesne letterman. The facility provides a home for Duquesne University’s football, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse teams. The field, which is equipped with lights and state-of-the-art Sportexe surface, houses an adjacent fieldhouse with locker room facilities, an athletic training room, and coaches offices.
St. Ann’s Living-Learning Center, dedicated in 1964, is a seven-floor coed residence hall which houses 526 freshman students. The women and men are housed on separate wings of the building. The residence hall includes a front desk area equipped with security cameras and ID card readers and vending machines. Student rooms have access to the campus computer network. St. Ann’s also features laundry rooms on each side of the building, a recreational lounge, and work out facilities.
St. Martin’s Living-Learning Center is a 13-floor coed residence hall that houses approximately 475 freshman students. The women and men are housed on separate floors of the building, allowing for privacy. The residence hall includes a front desk area equipped with security cameras and ID card readers, laundry machines, a recreational lounge, Spiritan Campus Ministry office, a computer lab, and vending machines. Student rooms have access to the campus computer network.
Anna Schultz Building is the new law clinic opened by the Law School in the fall of 2013. Located at 914 Fifth Avenue, the site is within blocks of downtown Pittsburgh's courthouses, public agencies and law offices. The new location nearly doubles the space of the former law clinic and features client meeting rooms, conference space for meetings with judges and practicing attorneys and a moot court room equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
Trinity Hall, dedicated in 1952, is the residence of the Spiritans who serve the University as administrators and teachers. The grounds of the hall include an attractive mall and grotto.
Van Kaam Building (1308 Fifth Avenue) houses Army ROTC.
Vickroy Hall, an upperclassroom building that opened in 1997 with a 323 bed capacity, is an air-conditioned facility with double or triple rooms and bathrooms shared by two rooms (4 to 5 people). Each room has individual heating and air-conditioned units. Hallways and lounge areas are carpeted with study and television lounges located on each floor. There are laundry facilities on each floor as well. Front desk security includes security cameras in elevators and all outside doors and electronic card readers. A Ground floor multi-purpose room is available for meetings, programs and building functions.
Willms Building (18 Chatham Square) houses the Centers for Catholic Social Thought and Spiritan Studies.