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Accommodation: On-Campus and Off-Campus

Duquesne University is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, voted one of Forbes Magazine's "Most Liveable Cities"!


Undergraduate Students:

If you are a freshman (first-year) or sophomore (second year), you are required to live on campus, unless you qualify for a waiver from the Office of Residence Life. 

Living on campus is an exciting and challenging part of the college experience. At Duquesne, about 3,400 students live on campus in dormitories called Living Learning Centers. (Find out why they're so much more than just dorms!)

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS:  You must complete the Housing Preference Form and the Housing Agreement Form. Submit them to the Office of Residence Life via email or fax: +1 412 396 6656.  It is important that you submit these forms prior to June 15 for the fall term. 

As an international student you may be allowed to move into your residence hall earlier. Please visit our Accepted student page to learn more about your next steps.

Useful links for Undergraduate Students:


Graduate Students & Upperclassmen:

A limited number of on-campus rooms may be available for graduate student and upperclassmen.  You will need to contact the Office of Residence Life in a timely manner to inquire about availibility. 

Most upperclassmen and graduate students live off campus. Off-campus housing is relatively inexpensive compared to other U.S. cities. 

Useful links and information for Graduate Students:

  • Visit the webpage of the Office of Commuter Affairs (off campus students)
  • Go to our Off-Campus Neighborhood description page for some location suggestions.
  • Review the University Of Pittsburgh's Off-Campus Living page
  • Visit Pittsburgh City Living to read more about the different Pittsburgh neighborhoods
    • The following neighborhoods are a 15-minute bus ride or less from campus:  Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, South Side, Oakland, Bloomfield. 
  • Talk with your Cultural Ambassador about housing and areas off campus and if you have other questions, contact Anna Harrison
  • If you are having trouble finding housing while abroad,  consider a home-stay with a local family for the first few weeks until you can find your own lodging. Duquesne students use the home-stay organization called OVECS.
  • Temporary Housing: If you are arriving for the Fall semester, you will be able to book a temporary room on Duquesne's campus approximately 1-2  weeks before the start of International Orientation in order to give you enough time to look for lodging. Visit our Temporary Housing Request page for more information.