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Schedule of Events

Duquesne University's Family Weekend

See below for the full Family Weekend Schedule. 

Registration is now available!

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. On Friday, October 23rd, the Family Weekend Parking rate starts after 5:00 p.m.  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.

If you have any questions regarding Family Weekend parking, please email parking@duq.edu or call 412.396.5267. 

Events Include:


Friday, October 23, 2015   

Carnival, Hosted by Greek Life

Union Ballroom
6:00-11:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:30)
Cost: $5.00 donation (Under 16 Free)

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.
This spectacular SCI-FI showdown takes place on October 23, 2015 with doors opening at 5:30pm and showtime at 6:00pm.

The following line-up is in the order of our pairings' performances:

6:00-6:30~Delta Zeta and Sigma Nu
6:30-7:00~Lambda Kappa Sigma and Sigma Tau Gamma
7:00~7:30~Alpha Omicron Pi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon
7:30-8:00~Alpha Phi and Phi Kappa Theta
8:00-8:30~Zeta Tau Alpha and Tau Kappa Epsilon
9:00-9:30~Gamma Phi Beta and Gamma Phi
9:30-10:00~Sigma Kappa and Delta Chi
10:00-10:30~Alpha Gamma Delta and Phi Delta Chi
10:30-11:00~Alpha Sigma Tau and Kappa Epsilon

Family Jam
The Red Ring
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.          

Here are the students that are performing:

Gavin Horning - Guitar
Pat Spallinger - Bass
Lucas Bowman - Piano
Miranda Smith- Drums                 

Other Events
DPC Movie (Minions) in 104 College Hall
7:00 p.m.

Sandart in the NiteSpot
7:00 p.m.


Saturday, October 24, 2015                                               
Family Weekend Check-In
2nd Floor Atrium (Union)
8:30-9:30 a.m.
University Information Tables & Continental Breakfast
Union Ballroom
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Welcome Address by Executive Vice President for Student Life,
Dr. Douglas Frizzell

Union Ballroom
9:30-9:45 a.m.

Academic Open House Tours
Various Schools
10:00-11:00 a.m.
(click on the link for more information)

Lunch, sponsored by the Women's Guild
Union Ballroom
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 per person, Duquesne students and childred under 12 are free

Duquesne University's Women's Guild is hosting a Parent's luncheon on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will include door prizes and basket raffles. Jay Keenan, Ph.D., Alumnus and former Professor will be the Keynote speaker. Barnes and Noble will conduct a Fashion Show of Duquesne apparel. Please join us and meet the members of the Women's Guild.

12:30 - 3:00 p.m.Cost: $15.00/per person (tickets includes entrance to Zoo and bus ride)

Events and Activities
Various Locations and Times
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
(click on the link for more information)

Tailgate Dinner
Mellon Patio/Lawn
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Cost: $10.00, Duquesne students and children under 12 are free

Men's Soccer v. St. Bonaventure
Rooney Field
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


Family Talent Show!
Union Ballroom
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

  • The Office of Residence Life will host a talent show for Family Weekend.
  • We welcome individual and group talents. 
  • We invite siblings and or parents to perform with their student. 
  • Cash prizes for the top three winners. A special prize for People's Choice performance too!

Please contact Resident Director Justine Valenti at valenti815@duq.edu or 412.396.5083  to audition.

Sunday, October 25, 2015
Celebrate Mass                                                                                                                   
Power Center Ballroom
9:00 a.m.

Farewell Brunch hosted by University President,                       
Dr. Charles J. Dougherty
Union Ballroom
Immediately Following Mass

Cost: $10.00/per person, Duquesne Students and children under 12 are free

Women's Soccer v. Rhode Island
Rooney Field
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

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