The FAST Program is designed to help you transition from high school to college. 

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Freshman Advisement Summer Transition (FAST)

We hope you are enjoying the rest of your school year and preparing to join us on the Bluff in a few short months! FAST is an optional four day program to help you transition to your time as a student here at Duquesne. Each school has two days to pick from.  

Please feel free to contact us with any remaining questions or concerns you may have.


Fast Schedule of Events

Upcoming FAST Dates:

July 7 or 9: Biomedical Engineering, Business, Education, Health Sciences, and Natural & Environmental Sciences

July 8 or 10: Liberal Arts, Music, Nursing, and Pharmacy

The FAST Program Can Help:

  • Meet your academic advisor.
  • Learn about health services, financial aid, tuition deferment, safety, security and student activities.
  • Get your student ID.
  • Set up your student bank account.
  • Order or purchase books and computer. 
  • Connect with future classmates.
  • Take language placement exams (required for Liberal Arts & International Business majors).

For any question regarding the FAST program please contact the Freshman Development Office by phone at 412.396.6657.


Additional Important Dates:

August 18: Freshman Move In

August 19-23: New Student Orientation

October 23-25: Family Weekend

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