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Commuter Resources

Here are some important resources for students who commute to campus:


Commuters at Duquesne utilize various forms of transportation to get to and from campus. Depending on where you live, some transportation options may be more feasible for you than others.

Parking on Campus

For students who plan on driving to campus, parking permits can be purchased from the Office of Parking & DU Card Services (Located in Room 210 of the Duquesne Union). There is both garage and surface parking available at Duquesne. Garage parking usually sells out before surface parking does, so be sure to purchase your permit early to guarantee your preferred parking location. Parking permits can be purchased on a semester (fall, spring, or summer semester), academic year (fall and spring semesters), or annual (entire calendar year) basis.

Click here to get information on parking permits and current rates. The Office of Parking & DU Card Services can also be contacted at 412-396-5267 or at parking@duq.edu.

As a courtesy, jumper cables are available for students who may have a dead car battery on campus. They can be borrowed from the Office of Commuter Affairs using your DU ID.

South Side Shuttle

The South Side Shuttle operates Monday thru Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The shuttle arrives at Duquesne approximately every 12-20 minutes, with a second shuttle operating during the peak ride time of 7:07 a.m. to 10:07 a.m. It does not operate on weekends, scheduled breaks/holidays, or over the summer.

South Side Shuttle passes for the Fall 2016 semester are $200 per semester and non-transferable.

Click here to get information on shuttle passes or to view the route. The Office of Parking & DU Card Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Duquesne Union. You may contact them at 412-396-5267 or parking@duq.edu.

Public Transportation

The Port Authority of Allegheny County operates several public bus routes that serve Duquesne's campus. Bus schedules are located outside of the Office of Commuter Affairs. You may also visit www.portauthority.org to view schedules. Port Authority's TripPlanner option allows users to enter their origin and destination to see which buses operate during the time specified. Commuters who reside in the South Hills, also have the option of taking the trolley or "T".

Students can purchase bus passes from the Duquesne Information Desk (located on the 3rd Floor of the Duquesne Union). Riders also have the option of either paying cash or utilizing Port Authority's ConnectCard system.

For more information and for important rider alerts, visit the Port Authority of Allegheny County or call 412-442-2000.

Dining on Campus

PLUS Plans are large amounts of PLUS that can be billed to your student account. PLUS Plans are available in three levels: $1,000, $750, $500. PLUS is additional money you may add to your Duquesne student ID. You can spend it at every Duquesne University Dining Services operated dining location on campus, and, as an added bonus, you'll receive at 10% discount at the register with every purchase, including Starbucks all day! Please visit the Duquesne Dining office in Room 333 of the Duquesne Union to purchase PLUS.