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More than 700 Prospective Students, Families Expected at Duquesnefest

More than 700 high school students and their families are expected to attend the 2012 Duquesnefest Open House on Duquesne's campus this weekend.

Hosted by Duquesne University's Office of Admissions, Duquesnefest is an informative experience geared toward Fall 2012 high school seniors.

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the campus and meet representatives from Duquesne's admissions and financial aid offices as well as from academic, administrative and student life departments. Presentations hosted by various schools will address available majors and programs, and members from different campus organizations will also be on hand.

When: Sunday, June 24

8 to 10 a.m., registration and breakfast
8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Duquesnefest

Where: Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh

Information: Duquesnefest is free and open to the public. Call 800.456.0590 for more information.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.