Registration at Duquesne University

In preparation for registration, returning students should meet with their Student Success Coach or graduate advisor to plan their upcoming class schedules.  Orientation programs for new incoming students are conducted by the College and Schools in late spring and summer in conjunction with course planning and registration.  Banner Self-Service registration is available through DORI for degree-seeking undergraduate (with 15 or more earned credits) and graduate students.  Incoming freshmen, undergraduates with fewer than 15 earned credits, and non-degree students must see their Student Success Coach to register.

Students must be officially registered for classes in order to be considered bona fide students of Duquesne University.  They are not permitted to attend classes, reside on campus, engage in student affairs, or, generally, have access to the buildings and grounds or use the University's facilities unless registration has taken place and arrangements to meet financial obligations have been made. Only when arrangements have been made to the satisfaction of the University for payment-in-full of all financial charges is a student permitted to attend and receive credit for classes.  Students are required to participate in classes in the same semester in which they are registered, billed and awarded credit if earned.  Students who register for a class or classes and subsequently do not attend remain financially responsible for their registration unless written notification of their decision not to attend is received by the Registrar no later than the end of the add/drop period.  Students who register but do not attend will receive a final grade of "F."

Students may register and make schedule changes during Final Registration, also known as the add/drop period.  No schedule changes or registrations are permitted after the end of the add/drop period.  The withdrawal period begins at the conclusion of the add/drop period. Registration dates and deadline are on the Academic Calendar.

Written notification of the intent to withdraw from the semester received after the add/drop period is subject to the University's official withdrawal policy which includes varying levels of financial obligation, depending on the formal date of withdrawal.  Even though absences from classes may be observed and recorded, a student is considered enrolled and in attendance until formal (written) withdrawal forms are filed in the Registrar's office.  No refunds are issued for course withdrawals.  All withdrawals result in a final grade of "W."

Visit the Academic Calendar for all deadlines.


Registration and Enrollment

Returning students can register online using Self-Service Banner > Registration and Planning. First-semester freshmen are registered with the assistance of their Student Success Coach. Students must have a MultiPass account to register through DORI, the Duquesne Online Resources and Information portal.
  1. Log in to DORI.
  2. Under Self-Service, select Registration and Planning.
  3. Search for classes and complete your registration.
RAPP (Review Academic Program Progress) is a tool for students to review their progress through their academic programs and identify the classes they still need to take. Students considering changing their academic program may also use RAPP to review how their coursework to date applies to the new program, and which additional courses must still be fulfilled. Please note that this is not an official degree evaluation and is intended only for the purposes of registration planning.

To use RAPP, log into DORI, navigate to the Self-Service channel, select Student Profile > Review Academic Program Progress (RAPP), or log in directly to your Student Profile.
Check the Academic Calendar for registration dates.

The schedule for registration will be posted at least two weeks before registration begins.
  • All students must be registered by the end of the final registration, also referred to as the add/drop period. Add/drop typically ends on the last day of the first week of the fall and spring semesters.
  • Students may register for internships through the fourth Friday of the (Fall/Spring) term.
  • Students registering for internships may not drop another class if the add/drop period has ended.  Course withdrawals are permitted up to the published deadlines.
  • Schedule changes are not permitted after the end of the add/drop period.
  • Course withdrawals (resulting in a "W" grade on the transcript) may be processed after the end of the add/drop period by consulting with your advisor.
  • Check withdrawal deadlines using the Academic Calendar.
  • Refunds are not issued for course withdrawals in the fall and spring semesters and may be offered in summer based on the refund schedule for the term.
Some holds prevent registration, so be sure to check your student record prior to the registration period so you can resolve any outstanding holds.  To check for holds, log on to DORI and go to Self-Service Banner > Student Information > Student Profile.  You can view any holds on the upper right portion of the screen.  Use this guide for assistance in resolving holds.
Cross-registration is a program through the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education (PCHE) that provides an opportunity for enriched educational programs by permitting students to attend courses at any of eleven participating colleges and universities. PCHE Cross Registration Form
Registration for current students for Spring 2023 will begin on Thursday, October 27, 2022. Most students can use Self-Service Banner (SSB) to register for classes online. Self-Service Banner is accessed through DORI, the University’s portal. Students must have a MultiPass account to log on to DORI and access the Banner system.

Students receive time tickets to register for classes, and most time tickets are staggered based on a student's class year or level. Time tickets are assigned two weeks prior to the start of registration and contain your registration start and end dates. To check your time ticket in Self-Service Banner > Registration and Planning > Prepare for Registration. Non-degree-seeking students must register with their Student Success Coach or graduate advisor.

Online registration in Self-Service Banner will begin at 7:00am for each student group. Registration appointments made with staff or faculty will begin after 8:30am.

First-semester freshmen will be registered for their first semester by their Student Success Coach and will subsequently register themselves using Banner Self-Service.
Time tickets enable students to register themselves using Self Service Banner > Registration and Planning > Register for Classes. The start dates for the various students groups are below, and all time tickets begin at 7:00am. 

Since online registration will begin before the University opens for the day, it is critical that you confirm your ability to register for classes before your Registration Time Ticket begins. Check in Self-Service Banner for holds that stop registration, and make sure you have a Registration Time Ticket. Log on to DORI and click on Self-Service Banner, then follow these steps:
  • Time tickets: Self-Service Channel > Registration and Planning > Prepare for Registration
  • Holds: Self-Service Channel > Student Profile. Holds appear in the top right corner of the Student Profile. (Holds on a student's record will also appear at the top of the DORI page after logon.)

The final registration and add/drop period for Spring 2023 is January 5-11, 2023, for all undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree-seeking students.
Self Service Registration begins at 7:00 am on the following dates
  • Thursday, October 27 - Early registrants and graduate students
  • Wednesday, November 2 - Undergraduates with 90+ earned credits
  • Monday, November 7 - Undergraduates with 60+ earned credits
  • Thursday, November 10 - Undergraduates with 30+ earned credits
  • Tuesday, November 15 - Undergraduates with fewer than 30 credits

Final Registration:

January 5 - 11 2023 - Final registration for undergraduate and graduate students for Spring 2023

January 11, 2023 - Last day to register, add/drop for Spring 2023
Real-time, up-to-date course information and term-by-term class offerings are available using the Self-Service Banner BROWSE COURSE CATALOG and BROWSE CLASSES searches.  All students are encouraged to review their school's current course offerings and discuss classes with their advisor before registering.

While most classes are offered with in-person classroom instruction, some classes are offered solely online and some in a hybrid fashion, alternating both face-to-face and online instruction. The CAMPUS column within the BROWSE CLASSES search results designates the location of the class: MAIN CAMPUS (in-person), ONLINE, or OFF CAMPUS.

In addition, the schedule type appears below the course title. Hybrid classes will have a MAIN CAMPUS listing and a HYBRID schedule type. For ONLINE classes, if MEETING TIMES display, the class meets sychronously during that time. If no meeting times are designated for an online class, the class is offered asychronously.

The courses listed in the Schedule of Classes represent the anticipated or scheduled course offerings at the time of publication. Cancellations and changes to proposed offerings [and/or the mode of delivery] are infrequent and avoided when possible. However, the University reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment, and to make class schedule and mode of delivery changes to maintain the health and safety of the campus, or any other valid reason.
University Classrooms and Lecture Halls
The Office of the University Registrar oversees the use of 88 campus classrooms and lecture halls. Most classroom assignments are made through the use of an automated scheduler. While departments have assigned "building preferences" that are taken into consideration through the scheduling process, sections will be scheduled into "overflow buildings" when the building capacities have been reached. Most room assignments are not fixed, and, as such, will vary from semester to semester. Once all classroom assignments for a term have been finalized, departments can use 25Live to explore additional, available space and to submit requests for a classroom change.

Classroom usage is at 100% between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and from 9:25 a.m. to as late as 4:20 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Often, there are too few classrooms to accommodate the demand during these times and too few classrooms in each building to accommodate all departments housed in that building. As a result, class sections are scheduled into buildings and rooms outside of the schools' home offices.

Students' classroom assignments are designated on their class schedules. Faculty classroom assignments are included as part of Banner Self-Service's Schedule Detail. Classes should meet in the classroom that is reflected in the Schedule of Classes and should not move to another room simply because it appears to be unscheduled. While it is permitted to rearrange seating for a class meeting, it should be restored to its original configuration when the class is over. It is not permitted to remove furniture from classrooms.

The Office of the University Registrar does not manage or schedule the CTS computer labs. 

Technology in the Classroom
All technology in all academic space is managed and maintained by the Office of Classroom Technologies. All University-Registrar-controlled classrooms that seat more than 12 students are equipped with the University's standard technology which includes a Windows computer and video projector, DVD player, audio speakers, and laptop inputs. (Only a University-issued laptop may be used to connect to the Internet in the classrooms.) All University-Registrar-managed classrooms have WiFi.

FlexTech Space
A total of nine classrooms have been designated as FlexTech (Flexible/Technology) spaces. These rooms are redesigned as collaborative teaching and learning spaces and are furnished with tables and chairs configured to allow students to work in groups. While faculty will have the option to conduct an instructor-led session, there is no "front-of-the-room," as these spaces are designed for collaborative, problem-based experiences.

Requests for the use FlexTech rooms are handled during the development of the Schedule of Classes for each term. Room requests for the FlexTech rooms are to be indicated on the Class Schedule proofs and are not guaranteed. 25Live can be used to search for room availability after room assignments have been completed for a term.

Reserving Classroom Space
25Live is a campus-wide system used to reserve shared space on our main campus. All requests to reserve University Registrar-controlled classroom space must be submitted using 25Live. Reservation requests for classrooms will be processed after each semester's classes have been scheduled into the rooms.

Visit 25Live for more information as well as policies and procedures for booking classroom space.  Check MyLead for upcoming scheduled 25Live training.

No classroom or lecture hall may be used for any event other than a final exam during Final Exam Week.

If you have a question, suggestion, or problem related to a classroom, please send email to for assistance.

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