As a graduate student, you are a part of the student body at Duquesne University. As a result, you have access to all of the student resources and student facilities on campus. These resources and facilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Power Recreation Center
  • Health Services (full-time students only)
  • Interfaith Meditation Room
  • Gumberg Library study space
  • Commuter Affairs
  • Office of Disability Services
  • Center for Career Development

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Many of the student organizations on campus are open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

All graduate students are automatically members of the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC). The GPSC has monthly meetings to discuss any issues or concerns of the graduate students. GPSC representatives serve as the graduate student representatives on university administrative committees including the Graduate Council, Library Council, Student Government Association, etc. GPSC will therefore also discuss any concerns or questions from the university administration to provide them with an overall response from the graduate and professional students.

GPSC provides an opportunity to meet other graduate and professional students. Several events for professional development and socializing are planned by GPSC each year.

Duquesne University Volunteers (DUV) offers unique opportunities for graduate students interested in volunteering within the Pittsburgh region and other locations around the country and the world.

Learn About All Student Organizations
The University provides special floors in residence halls for graduate and law students. Many graduate students live off-campus either in nearby apartment houses or in one of Pittsburgh's many interesting neighborhoods. For a large city, housing costs in Pittsburgh are reasonable and there is a wide range of options available for off-campus living.
Yes. Whether you live on- or off-campus, there are meal plan options available to you. 
The University's Center for Student Wellbeing provides support that enables students to live a meaningful life based on a mind/body/spirit approach to wellbeing, an approach that honors the fundamental dignity of the human person by valuing him/her in his/her totality. As a graduate student, you have full access to every resource within the Counseling and Wellbeing Center.

Student Life Graduate Assistantships

As you choose to continue your education at the graduate level at Duquesne, multiple graduate assistantships available within the Division of Student Life provide a variety of experiences to expand your horizons and prepare you for anything ahead. 

Positions are available in:

  • Center for Student Involvement
  • Commuter Affairs
  • Fitness and Wellness
  • Freshmen Development
  • Greek Life
  • Honors College (Residence Life)
  • Intramurals

Graduate Assistantships are for the academic year (9 months). Most positions provide remuneration of tuition remission and a stipend, and most require acceptance into the higher education graduate degree program. Candidates may rank their top four choices on the Student Life Graduate Assistant Application.