• Duquesne's commitment to educating the mind, heart and spirit is the foundation of our University mission.
    The Duquesne University Pharmacy is the first university-operated community pharmacy in the country working to bring medication therapy management and pharmaceutical care to local residents.
    The staff of Spiritan Campus Ministry shows students of all faiths and backgrounds how to enrich their own lives and the lives of others through acts of service.
    Duquesne faculty, like Dr. Temple Lovelace of the School of Education, exemplify the desire to make a difference in the lives of young people.
    Mission and Service

    Serving others is woven deeply into Duquesne's Spiritan mission, rich history and campus culture.

    The Congregation of the Holy Spirit, or Spiritans, founded the University as an act of service to the children of poor immigrants who lacked educational opportunities. In essence, the University was built on serving others, and we continue to honor and uphold that noble heritage.

    More than a time-honored tradition, service to others, particularly those most in need, is a core value integrated into all aspects of University life. From tutoring youngsters to helping migrant farm workers to operating a low-cost neighborhood pharmacy, faculty, staff and students incorporate service into every aspect of the Duquesne experience.

    Our combined service efforts have been recognized by the White House with the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.

  • At the center of campus life is the Duquesne Union, where you can relax, recharge and meet other students to study or have fun.
    You can feel at home everywhere on campus, particularly in your residence hall, where living and learning together builds friendships that will last a lifetime.
    Our Barnes & Noble bookstore has a café with a cozy patio, a great spot for a break that you’ll find hard resist.
    You’ll enjoy variety because it's always on the menu in Duquesne's main dining center and our other campus eateries.
    • Barnes & Noble bookstore
    • Dining center
    Something to Tweet Home About

    Or post to Instagram, because life on campus is as picturesque as it is exciting. Our 50-acre park-like campus is beautifully landscaped with a buzzing student union and plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces for events and to study, relax and spend time with friends.

    The 3,500 students who live on campus do so in one of our seven residence halls-including the newest, suite-style Des Places Hall, for upperclassmen and graduate students.

    Campus dining includes grab-and-go favorites as well as sit-down options including a full-service bar and grill, a Barnes & Noble Café and a Starbucks retail location.

    And when you consider that all of this is just blocks away from Pittsburgh's cultural district and the Strip (the city's ever-popular outdoor marketplace), you can strike a perfect balance between a vibrant social life and rigorous academic work, which makes Duquesne one of the most complete higher education experiences around. 

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    • John Clayton, Senior NFL Writer and Commentator, ESPN, Class of 1976
    Alumni Share Their Stories

    As a Duquesne student, you will be able to tap into a network of tens of thousands of alumni around the world. It is highly likely that there is a Duquesne alum in a position today who was at one time just like you - searching for a school that would help them get to the dream career that you yourself are envisioning.

    You, like them, could find that Duquesne is the first step to becoming a leader in your profession and in your community.

    Here are a few stories from alumni about how Duquesne influenced their success:

  • Renovations and new campus buildings, like our multipurpose Power Center, are designed and constructed with LEED standards in mind.
    Duquesne was the first academic institution in the state to earn an Energy Star Award from the United States EPA for generating most of the heat, cooling and electricity used on campus in a clean-energy, cogeneration facility.
    We offer innovative learning experiences, like our internationally recognized MBA sustainability program, where course work includes consulting projects and global study trips.
    A Duquesne education takes learning outside the classroom, where discoveries about people and the world we share are waiting for you.
    Growing with a Plan

    Duquesne's progressive efforts to achieve, maintain and advance high environmental standards began decades ago and continue today with each new project.

    Several of our campus buildings already have Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings from the U.S. Green Building Council. Our 130,000 square foot Power Center which contains recreation and fitness areas, conference space, restaurant and retail amenities, and Des Place Hall, a 12-story, all-suite residence hall on campus whose recognition marked the first time that a University facility had earned Gold LEED certification.

    Through environmental research, a sustainability-infused business curriculum and community involvement, Duquesne serves as a laboratory where experiments and discoveries produce a better future for generations to come. 

    Recognition for our sustainability efforts include:

  • Duquesne won its second consecutive Atlantic 10 Women’s Cross Country Championship in 2015. DU is the first school to win back-to-back A-10 women’s cross country titles since La Salle won four straight from 2004-07.
    DU football - which has posted 17 winning seasons in the past 21 years - has won a share of two of the past four Northeast Conference titles.
    Duquesne’s women’s basketball team has won 20 or more games and made a post-season appearance in each of the past seven years.
    Duquesne’s men’s basketball, which boasts a storied history, is celebrating its 100th season in 2015-16.
    A Rich History of Athletic and Academic Excellence

    Duquesne Athletics combined for eight individual and one team Atlantic 10 Championship in 2014-15 - bringing the school’s all-time A-10 Championship total to 111. Duquesne has won more Atlantic 10 team titles in the past three years (three) than it had in the previous 35 (two).

    Duquesne has consistently proven that its student-athletes not only excel on the courts and fields, but in the classroom as well. DU’s 409 student-athletes posted a combined 3.147 GPA in 2014-15, following an annual trend of nearly two-thirds of Duquesne student-athletes routinely posting GPAs of 3.0 or above. Thirty-one student-athletes posted a 4.0 GPA in the 2014-15 academic year. One hundred forty-seven student-athletes (35%) had a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

    In addition, Duquesne’s student-athletes have continued to give back as evidenced by their 2,583 community service hours through the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) A-10 Assists Challenge in a nine-month span from August 2014 through April 2015.

Duquesne University offers 80 undergraduate majors, 85 master's, doctoral and professional programs, and 20 post-graduate certificate programs. No matter what your interest, you are sure to find a program that that will help you achieve your career goals and professional aspirations.

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    One of the best places in the world to visit, according to National Geographic Traveler.

    Campus is only a short walk to downtown Pittsburgh, recognized by the likes of US News & World Report, Forbes and CNBC for everything from being a great place to live to its culture, economy and sports teams! Views of the city's breathtaking skyline are visible from campus.

    The Union
    At the center of campus, this popular gathering place is always buzzing with activity.

    In addition to lounges and meeting rooms, the Union has four dining options including a Starbucks, as well as two ATMs, the CTS Help Desk, and the Computer Store. The NiteSpot hosts evening activities during the academic year, and the Commuter Center offers a home away from home for non-residents. The Offices of Student Activities, Greek Life, Multicultural Affairs and Freshman Development are also housed here.

    College Hall
    Home of McAnulty College & Graduate School of Liberal Arts—DU's first academic program.

    The six-floor building includes general, math and social science computer labs, small- and large lecture halls, and Duquesne's Writing Center, which is available to students across the University.

    Located at the heart of campus, Academic Walk is Duquesne’s own neighborhood main street.

    Often crowded in between classes with students and faculty, the beautiful, brick-paved "A-Walk" is also a popular location for campus-wide events like Orientation, Homecoming Weekend and Duquesnefest, among others.

    Mellon Hall
    Sciences & pharmacy majors take the majority of their classes and conduct research here.

    In the Richard King Mellon Hall of Science, you'll find classrooms-including two amphitheatre-style lecture halls-as well as state-of-the-art laboratories and a science computer facility. The Dean's Office of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and the Departments of Chemistry and Biological Sciences are also located here. Mellon Hall's distinct look comes from its designer, renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

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    Old Main
    The Administration Building or Old Main is the oldest building and cornerstone of campus.

    Dedicated in 1885, Old Main houses the president's and various administrative offices as well as the University Chapel. In its rich past, the building also served as a dormitory, classrooms, labs and an auditorium.

    Visiting Duquesne's campus?
    Your on-campus tour starts here, in the Office of Admissions.

    Located in the Administration Building, the Admissions Office will help you get answers to your questions, tour the campus and learn whether Duquesne is the right choice for you.

    The University Chapel
    It has been an icon of Duquesne’s emphasis on spiritual growth for 108 years.

    During the academic year, regular weekday and weekend Masses are held in the Chapel. Students, faculty and staff often participate in the liturgies through Spiritan Campus Ministry. The Chapel is also a favorite spot for Duquesne alumni to get married.

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    Atlantic 10 Conference Member
    Duquesne, a founding member of the highly-respected Atlantic 10 Conference, has earned 102 team and

    Fifteen of DU's 16 athletics teams compete in the A-10 including: men's basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, and outdoor track and field. Women's teams include basketball, cross country, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. Football competes as an associate member in the Northeast Conference.

    Honor Roll Athletes
    Academically, Duquesne's 364 student-athletes posted a combined 3.23 average GPA in 2013-14.

    Over one-third of DU's student-athletes posted a GPA of 3.5 or better and 24 had a perfect 4.0 for the academic year.

    A.J. Palumbo Center
    Home of the men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams, the A.J. Palumbo Center also serves

    Palumbo Center, which opened its doors in 1988, is named after the late Antonio J. Palumbo, a former member of DU's board of directors. Mr. Palumbo donated more than $15 million to universities, colleges, hospitals and high schools in the region prior to his passing in 2002. His generosity resulted in his name being attached to a number of high-profile buildings and academic programs that he felt symbolized his values.

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    Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field
    Our home to the Duquesne Dukes football, soccer and lacrosse teams.

    Named for the legendary founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Duquesne graduate, Rooney field features permanent seating, concession stands and restrooms-all just steps from University residence halls.

    Nearly 1,200 students live here, including fraternity, sorority & group housing wing members.

    The largest residence hall, Towers' 17 floors includes a free laundry facility, Student Mail Center, a full-size swimming pool, and the newly renovated Sean M. Hogan Dining Center and Short Stop Convenience Store. Students from all years reside in Towers.

    Keller Fieldhouse
    Duquesne’s football program is housed in this newly renovated facility.

    Among the improvements are upgraded, larger locker rooms, a new training room, team meeting rooms, a film editing room and offices for the football program staff.

    Des Places & Vickroy Halls
    Residence Halls exclusively for Duquesne upperclassmen & grad students.

    The brand new, 12-story Des Places Hall offers 1, 2 and 3-bedroom suites and was constructed with a commitment to sustainability. Vickroy Hall's features suites shared by four or five people.

    The South Side
    This nearby trendy neighborhood is a favorite hot spot for Duquesne students.

    With its variety of restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores, boutiques and cultural offerings, the historic South Side is a popular gathering place. Its close proximity to the University also makes it convenient location for upperclassmen who choose to live off-campus. Duquesne's South Side Shuttle provides an inexpensive way for students to get to class, study sessions and other events.

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    Student Account Questions?
    Answers about financial aid, transcripts and more can be found here.

    The Offices of Financial Aid, the Registrar and Student Accounts are among the various administrative offices housed here in the Administration Building.

    Canevin Hall
    Home to the School of Education, which prepares the teachers of tomorrow.

    Freshmen enrolled in the School of Education have been granted a 50% tuition and fee scholarship. Nationally accredited programs include undergraduate, master's, doctoral and certification offerings.

    The Bayer Learning Center
    One of the most technologically advanced classroom facilities in the area.

    Pharmacy, physics, pre-health professions and other majors take classes in this building's 18 multimedia rooms featuring electronic whiteboards, satellite downlinks, projection screens and interactive student-response pads.

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    Fun that's good for you.
    Experience great fitness and recreation activities at the Power Center.

    Intramurals, group fitness classes, personal training, cardio and weight equipment are available at this state-of-the-art facility.

    Interested in a workout?
    Schedule a tour to learn about the available recreation & fitness options.

    Your Duquesne ID gives you access to two full basketball/volleyball courts, two racquetball courts, a walking track, fully equipped weight rooms, 30 spinning bikes and a variety of fitness classes including yoga, Pilates, kickboxing and zumba.

    The Power Center
    Featuring stellar amenities available to all Duquesne students and employees.

    Offerings include the Barnes & Noble campus bookstore and café, recreation and fitness center, Red Ring Bar & Grille, and a conference center and ballroom.