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Event Rate Card

The University offers an Event Rate Card for use by students, employees and affiliates that do not have a full parking permit. This card allows the user to pay the regular garage rate when an event rate is in effect at the Forbes Garage. That is the only time an event rate card can be used. Use of the card at any other time will result in permanently disabling the card.

Obtaining an Event Rate Card

The new 2017-2018 Event Rate Card is now available.  Download an application here

An event rate card may be obtained by applicants by completing a paper application (typed not handwritten) and submitting it to the Parking and DU Card Services Office (210 Student Union) in person or via mail. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Please note: ALL paper applications must be completed electronically and printed out. No handwritten applications will be accepted.

Event Rate Card Usage Instructions

Use only when you pull up to the Forbes Garage and an Event Rate sign is at the entrance.

You must use your event rate card to enter the Forbes Garage. You cannot under any circumstances pull a ticket.

If you are paying with cash, you must stop at any of our 5 Pay Stations on campus (Level 1 and 8 of the Forbes Garage and Level 7 of the Locust Garage.) You will insert your card in the Pay Station and it will charge you the regular rate. Then you will proceed to either Forbes or Locust exit and insert your card at the exit machines. Please remember that you will have a limited time to exit the garage after paying.

If you are paying with a Credit Card, you can pay at any of our Pay Stations or you can insert your Event Rate Card at an exit machine followed by your credit card.

Each card has anti-pass on it. You must use it upon entering the garage and exiting the garage or it will NOT charge you the regular rate.

No Overnight Parking

Please note that there is NO overnight parking for daily visitors in our garages. Daily visitors are only valid to park on campus between the hours of 5:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. No daily visitor is permitted to park any vehicle in Duquesne University garages between the hours of 2:00 a.m. through 5:00 a.m. Anyone in violation will be subject to fines and/or penalties.

Event Rate Card Expiration

Event Rate cards expire on August 31 each year. A new event card must be obtained each year by a repetition of the application process.

Lost or Stolen Event Rate Card

A lost or stolen Event Rate Card may be replaced for $30.00 and can be obtained in the Parking and DU Card Office (210 Union).

Parking on Event Nights at PPG Paints Arena and AJ Palumbo Center

Due to the dynamic and changing schedule of events at the PPG Paints Arena and AJ Palumbo Center, we encourage departments and individuals to check the following websites regularly to plan for parking needs:

PPG Paints Arena

Duquesne University Athletics website

Departments hosting a meeting or event that coincides with an event at the PPG Paints Arena or the AJ Palumbo Center may email the Parking and DU Card Services Office at least 48-hours prior.