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Next Steps!

We understand that there is a lot to do in order to prepare for your Second Degree Nursing studies here at Duquesne.  However, we are here to help you every step of the way! In addition to information that you will receive from our Office of Student Affairs, the following checklist is designed to help you take care of your 'To-Do' list so you will be well-prepared for the start of classes. As always, feel free to contact us if we can help with any questions you may have as you prepare to make the transition to studies here at Duquesne.



Submit Your Enrollment Deposit -To submit your deposit and enroll at Duquesne University, please log in to your Duquesne Applicant Portal and complete your Enrollment Response Form (we recently added this to your checklist!).

After submitting your form, you will be directed back to your application portal where you will find a prompt to pay your deposit and complete your official enrollment. Please note that your payment is non-refundable and non-transferrable, and will be applied as a pre-payment to your student account.

checkmark Prepare Your Financial Aid - Visit the Office of Financial Aid web site for detailed information on applying for financial aid. The Office of Financial Aid will serve as an exceptional resource to guide you through the process. They can be contacted by phone (412-396-6607) or via email (
checkmark International Students - Visit the Center for Global Engagement's  accepted students site for complete information on submitting the necessary forms, applying for your visa, and international student orientation.
checkmark Set-up Your MultiPass Account -Your MultiPass is your key here at Duquesne University. Your MultiPass username and password gives you access to Campus Link, Canvas, DORI, Email, and WiFi. Your MultiPass, Email and Canvas accounts will be automatically created once you have deposited. You can set up your MultiPass account here.
checkmark Submit Your Health Immunization and Health History Forms - Visit the Health Services web site for instructions on submitting these forms. Note: You will need to access DORI in order to access these forms. 
checkmark Research Health Insurance Options - It is the policy of Duquesne University that ALL students have medical health insurance while at the University. Every student has the option to purchase the medical plan through Highmark or to provide evidence of private health insurance coverage. Visit the Student Health Insurance site for more information.

What's Next?


Explore Housing Options - Dedicated on-campus housing is available for students.  Living on-campus provides unbeatable access to campus resources and amenities. Additionally, our location is ideal to explore all that Pittsburgh has to offer. Learn more about on-campus housing options.

Pittsburgh is an affordable city with numerous housing options in vibrant neighborhoods close to campus. For students interested in off-campus housing, the Office of Commuter Affairs is an excellent resource to learn about local neighborhoods and listings. 


Research Parking/Transportation Options - Duquesne University offers parking services and permit options; however students are not required to purchase a permit. There are many parking lots and garages on-campus and in the vicinity that offer hourly/daily rates. On-campus permits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is typically available in the Forbes garage, where visitors can park for a fee without a permit. To view rates and download a permit form, visit the Parking Services web site.

Many students opt for public transportation. Visit the Port Authority of Allegheny County website for more information about bus and light rail (T) transportation. If you are downtown, the buses and T are free. You can take the T to go to the North Shore for Pirates and Steelers games!

Duquesne also offers shuttle service between campus and the South Side for students. This shuttle offers South Side residents a convenient and inexpensive way to get to class, study sessions and other events. The shuttle arrives at Duquesne approximately every 15-20 minutes. Learn more about the South Side Shuttle service.

checkmark Course Registration - Your academic advisor will be in contact with you to ensure that you are registered for courses. For more information on course registration, visit the Office of the University Registrar. If we can help connect you with your academic advisor, please contact our office and we will be happy to do so.
checkmark Obtain Your DU Card - The DU Card is your official identification card as a student. It also provides access to buildings and residence halls, Power Center recreational facilities, dining and meal plans, library, computer labs, etc. Visit the DU Card web site for more information.