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International Student Orientation

UPDATED:  Spring 2016 orientation will be held on January 5, 2016. 
  • Students staying on campus may move in after 4pm on January 3 - you should arrive by Sunday, January 4th, in the evening to be prepared for our morning meeting at 8:30am on Tuesday, January 5. 
  • You will take any required ESL placement exams in the morning and participate in a brief orientation by the Office of International Programs in the afternoon.  
  • Please consult the Accepted Student checklist for links to apply for oncampus housing and to submit your health forms (required). 
  • Orientation on the 5th is mandatory for all undergraduate, graduate, and ESL students who are new to Duquesne. 
  • Please visit the International Office on the 6th floor of the Union when you arrive on campus to present your passport and I-20. 
During International Orientation you will:
  • Meet fellow new student and our Cultural Ambassadors who are willing to help you settle into your new life at Duquesne

  • Obtain essential immigration, English testing, class registration, and student services information

  • Meet with important departments such as Health Services and English as a Second Language

  • Speak with various service providers in the city to help you settle in

  • Learn more about Duquesne and the city of Pittsburgh 

  • Enjoy fun activities on and off campus!

Fall 2015 Orientation will be held on August 13, 2015

All international students (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and ESL) are required to attend International Orientation. No registration is necessary for this event; if you have confirmed that you will be a Duquesne student, then you are automatically signed up for orientation. If you cannot attend this mandatory orientation, please email Anna Harrison as soon as possible.

Fall 2015 International Orientation Schedule

Check out our Predeparture Orientation Videos - You will find a lot of useful information to help you prepare for your arrival to campus.  

Additional Program Orientations:  Graduate students will have their individual department orientations, following International Orientation.  Incoming freshmen/transfer undergraduates also have the opportunity to participate in the New Student Orientation which takes place the week after International Orientation. 

    Useful Documents (please check back before the start of each semester for important updates and/or changes):

    Your Arrival and Transportation to Campus

    Yellow Cab - You will find taxis outside of the Baggage Claim area of Pittsburgh airport. The cost is approx $50-$60 and it will take about 30 minutes.

    Bus - The 28X bus will bring you to The Blvd of the Allies Footbridge (Duquesne).  The cost is $2.60 (exact change is needed) and it will take 40 minutes to get to Duquesne. Please  note: There are several steps to walk up to arrive onto Duquesne’s campus so you may prefer a yellow cab.

    SuperShuttle - You can go to the blue Supershuttle counter at the airport (near the car rental booths inside) and take a supershuttle to Duquesne - it will be about $25 one way. You are placed in a car with other passengers going in the same direction.

     See also our webpage regarding Airport Transportation