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International Orientation

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Fall 2017 Orientation - August 10 - 12, 2017

  • Orientation will begin on August 10th in the Power Center and end on August 12th.
  • You will take any required ESL Placement exams during one of the days of orientation. 
  • Please consult the Accepted Student: Next Steps checklist for links to apply for on-campus housing and to submit your health forms.
  • When you arrive to Duquesne come to the International Office on the 6th floor of the Union to present your passport and I-20.

Here is a rough draft of the schedule with limited details:

Thursday, August 10

  • 8:30 am-10am:  Registration, Breakfast, Welcome, history of Duquesne, Computing and Technology Services
  • 10am - 11:00am :  Imkmigration and Health Services
  • 11am - 1:00pm:  Campus Tour, Resource Fair
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch with Cultural Ambassadors
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm : Program Specific Sessions for Undergraduate, Graduate, and ESL students
  • 4:30pm: Dinner wtih Cultural Ambassadors

Friday, August 11

  • 9am - 11:30am:  ESL Testing 
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm: Welcome Picnic
  • 4:30pm-7:30pm: Waterfron Shopping & Activities Trip

Saturday, August 12

  • 1:00pm-3:00pm: Pittsburgh Neighborhood Tours
  • 4:00-pm6:00pm: Bingo at the Nite Spot
  • 6:30pm-8:30pm: Graduate Student Happy Hour

Sunday, August 13:   If you are not living on campus permanently and have requested temporary housing for orientation,  you must move out of the dorms on this day. 

Wednesday, August 16

  • ESL placement testing 

Wednesday, August 16

  • Individual graduate orientations begin (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

A more detailed schedule of events will given to you on the day of Orientation. 

During Fall Orientation You Will:

  • Meet other new students and the Cultural Ambassadors
  • Get immigration, English testing, class registration, and student service information
  • Meet with on-campus departments such as Health Services and English as a Second Language
  • Speak with various service providers from the city of Pittsbrugh
  • Take a campus tour of Duquesne and the neighborhoods of Pittsburgh
  • Go shopping
  • Enjoy fun activities on and off campus!

Other Information

Predeparture Orientation Videos

English as a Second Language testing policy

Health Services Requirements

Spring 2017 Orientation - January 10, 2017

Spring Orientation is mandatory for all new international students. 

Here is a brief outline of the day's events: (More information will be given at orientation)

  • Orientation begins at 8:15am in room 613 of the student union. We will begin with breakfast and a welcome from the Office of International Programs.
  • Registration
  • Sessions on topics for incoming students such as immigration, campus safty, technology, health insurance, Pittsburgh, life at Duquesne, and academics will be addressed.
  • Health service clearances
  • Lunch
  • ESL testing will be conducted

Summer 2017 Orientation - May 11, 2017

Save the date and plan your travel arrangements accordingly. It is mandatory that you are in attendance if you are a new incoming student.