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Schedule of Events

Duquesne University's Family Weekend

See below for the full Family Weekend Schedule. 

Convenient on-campus parking will be available in the Forbes Parking Garage during Family Weekend. The Family Weekend discounted parking rate is $6 per day. When entering the garage, you must pull a ticket and pay the $6.00 fee at the pay station in the garage.  All cars MUST be out of the garage by 2:00 a.m. or the cars will get a ticket.

Friday, October 14-Monday, October 17

Do you have warm winter clothes that might collect dust at home this winter because there's not space in your dorm? Is your family coming to participate in Sibling/ Family Weekend? Consider having them bring these items to donate to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) at Duquesne! Every Sunday night, we bring hot meals and toiletries to individuals experiencing homelessness downtown. As the coming winter months approach, we would like to have cold weather clothes to provide to our friends in need.
There will be a market basket for any items you wish to donate in the Spiritan Campus Ministry Office on the first floor of Towers LLC from Friday morning until Sunday night. (Students will need an ID to swipe in between 6pm and midnight and through the weekend.)
Here are some (gently used) clothing items we are looking for:
• coats
• scarves
• gloves
• hats
• thermal shirts
• socks
• blankets
We mostly need men's clothing size M, L, X, +, but women's and children's clothing are always appreciated too! Additionally, we are almost always in need of deodorant and hotel/travel sized toiletries. Any items we cannot use will be given directly to St. Vincent de Paul Pittsburgh, where they will be sold in stores or sent abroad/recycled. We and our friends downtown appreciate your generosity and are truly grateful for any efforts to help us help those in need! Email svdpduq@gmail.com for more information.

Events Include:


Friday, October 14, 2016                                                                        

Women's Swimming v. University of Oakland
4:00 p.m.

Carnival, Hosted by Greek Life
Union Ballroom
6:00-11:00 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 donation

You won't want to miss when Greeks Go GΣΣK! On a campus far, far away! Greeks battled against each other to see who the ultimate geeky pairings would be.

DPC Movie - The Secret Life of Pets
Union Nite Spot
7:00 p.m.

Women's Volleyball v. Fordham
Palumbo Center
7:00 p.m.


Family Jam
The Red Ring Restuarant
8:00 p.m.
Food Specials & Entertainment


Saturday, October 15, 2016
Family Weekend Check-In
2nd Floor Atrium (Union)
8:30-9:30 a.m.
University Information Tables & Continental Breakfast
Union Ballroom
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Welcome Address
Union Ballroom
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Take a break with Alumni & Parent Relations
Mellon Patio
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Stop by and enjoy cider, hot chocolate and build-your-own trail mix

Academic Open Houses
Various Schools
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Tailgate Lunch
Hogan Dining Center
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Cash Basis ($8.50)
Souvenir Photos available from Office of Residence Life

Loop Bus Shuttle
12:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Waterfront Shopping/Oakland/Southside

Pittsburgh Zoo Trip
12:30 p.m.
Cost: $10.00 per ticket
Bus leaves campus at 12:30 p.m. and leaves the Zoo at 4:00 p.m.

Fall Flower Show
1:00 p.m.
Phipps Conservatory
Cost: $10.00 per ticket

Honors College Open House1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Assumption Hall Lobby

Inflatable Games
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
with prizes and refreshments

Residence Hall Tours
1:00 - 2:40 p.m.
Various Locations

Men's Soccer v. VCU
1:00 p.m.
Rooney Field

Tailgate Dinner
6:00 p.m.
Under the Tent with musicians from the Music School
Cost: $10.00 per ticket
Duquesne Students and children under 12 are free


White Rose Ball - Sigma Nu - Office of Greek Life
6:00 p.m.
Union Ballroom
Cost: $45.00/adult & $35.00/Duquesne Students
Purchase tickets here

Duquesne v. Robert Morris Football Game
7:00 p.m.
Rooney Field
Cost: $5.00
Purchase tickets here

DPC Movie - The Secret Life of Pets
Union Nite Spot
9:00 p.m.

Post Game Specials
9:00 p.m
The Red Ring Restuarant

Sunday, October 16, 2016  
Celebrate Mass
University Chapel
9:00 a.m.

Farewell Brunch hosted by University President,              
Kenneth Gormley
10:00 a.m.
Union Ballroom
Cost: $10.00/per ticket
Duquesne Students and children under 12 are free

Women's Soccer v. St. Joseph
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Rooney Field

Women's Volleyball v. Rhode Island
1:00 p.m.
Palumbo Center

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