Accommodation: On-Campus and Off-Campus
Freshman (first-year) and sophomore (second year) students 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 two-thirds of full-time undergraduate 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. These forms are both online and instructions for completing them are on the Accepted Student page. It is important that you submit these forms prior to June 15 for the fall term.
Useful links for Undergraduate Students:
- Frequently Asked Questions about Living on Campus
- Descriptions of Living Learning Centers
- Campus Residence Policy - freshmen and sophomores must live on campus
- Waiver to live off-campus: You MUST meet one of the listed reasons in order to be permitted to live off campus.
- Information about dining on campus and meal plan options
See our Residence Life page for more information.
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 availability.
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 off-campus housing:
- Visit the webpage of the Office of Commuter Affairs - here you will find very useful information about living in the city or attending Duquesne as a off-campus student.
- 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.
- Review the University Of Pittsburgh's Off-Campus Living page
- Use websites such as VeryApt,-Pittsburgh, Trulia.com and Adobo.com to search for rental properties.
- Use our Facebook page on the Accepted Students page to connect with older students looking for roommates.
- Speak with your Cultural Ambassador about housing and areas off campus and if you have other questions, contact our office.
- 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 and Global Pittsburgh.
- 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.