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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 drive to campus, parking permits for both garages and surface areas are available for sale through Parking & DU Card Services. Garage parking permits 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, academic year or annual basis.

Click here to get information on parking permits, current rates, enforcement, regulations, etc. 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.

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 Card.

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. 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. 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

As a convenience to commuters, you may wish to purchase PLUS. PLUS is additional money you may add to your DU Card, and is used as a debit card for food. You can spend PLUS at every Duquesne University Dining Services operated dining locations on campus. As an added bonus, you will receive a 5% discount at the register with every purchase.

You also have the choice of purchasing a PLUS Plan which are larger amounts of PLUS that can be billed to your student account. For more information about current PLUS Plans or additional Dining Plan Options, please visit the Duquesne Dining office in Room 333 of the Duquesne Union, on-line at Duquesne Dining, or by calling 412-396-6612.