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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 through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The shuttle arrives at Duquesne approximately every 15-20 minutes, with a second shuttle operating during the peak ride time of 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. It does not operate on weekends, scheduled breaks/holidays, or over the summer.

A South Side Shuttle pass for the semester is $200 and is 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. For information on bus routes, bus schedules, fares, rider alerts, trolley "T" schedules, park and ride lots, etc., visit www.portauthority.org. If you don't know which bus to take, Port Authority's trip planner is a great tool which allows users to enter their starting point and destination to see which buses are available during a specific time period. You can also contact them at 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.