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Duquesne Welcomes Largest Freshman Class for Move-In

Duquesne will host the class of 2017-its largest in University history-for the annual freshman Move-In and Orientation.

The freshmen and transfer students will move into campus residence halls before participating in the University's award-winning Orientation program, which runs through this Sunday.

Among the more than 1,550 incoming freshmen, approximately 96 percent indicated that Duquesne was their top choice and that they chose the University for reasons such as program of study, academic reputation, urban location, size and more.

Duquesne University's new academic year begins on Monday, Aug. 26.

When:   Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. to noon, and from 3 to 6 p.m.

Where:   Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh 

Information:   Media are invited to cover this event, but are asked to call Rose Ravasio in the Office of Public Affairs at 412.818.0234 to arrange parking. 

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.