Start your adventure early 

New campus, new classes, new adventures - plus special summer savings
Welcome to Duquesne! Spend your summer in a park-like setting, close to the summer activities in Pittsburgh. Meet new, life-long friends; get ahead on classes; learn your way around campus early, and experience the beauty and excitement of our city in the summertime.

Save Money

First-year students who deposit by May 1 can take summer courses at a significantly reduced rate of $357 per credit (more than 70% less that regular tuition rate!).  After May 1, new incoming freshmen get 50% off the tuition rate when taking a minimum of 12 credits (four, 3-credit courses) during the summer session. 

New transfer students get 50% off the tuition rate when taking a minimum of 12 credits (four, 3-credit courses) during the summer session.

Enjoy Complimentary Campus Housing

While you're taking classes (at least part-time enrollment), you can live in campus housing at no charge - just pay for the meal plan.

Next Steps

Fill out this form to start your Duquesne experience this summer!

Take Summer Classes

Summer Programs

The Gussin Spiritan Division (GSD) summer program offers additional support for new first-year students through a planned class schedule and activities. GSD courses help students improve writing skills and learn techniques for better time management, note-taking, test preparation and test-taking:

  • Essential Questions (3 cr.)
  • Research and Information Skills (1 cr.)
  • Strategies for Academic Success (1 cr.)
  • Introduction to University Success (1 cr.)

Fun summer activities are included in the schedule, too!

The GSD program is packaged at a significantly reduced rate and includes six credits, housing, a meal plan and books. There are two ways to participate:

  1. Be accepted into the year-long GSD program
  2. Enroll in the program as a non-GSD student just for the summer start

If you would like to participate in this program, fill out the form for the GSD summer start.

GSD Summer Start

The Gumberg Library Fellows program is available for five incoming undergraduate students who are interested in jump-starting their DU experience. The summer-long program includes:

  • A summer work-study job at the Duquesne Gumberg Library
  • Valuable, real-world experience
  • Free parking on campus*

*Gumberg Library Fellows who are also taking at least 12 credits can also take advantage of our reduced summer tuition rates and complimentary housing with the purchase of a meal plan

Apply for Library Fellows

Contact Us

Questions about starting your Duquesne experience early? Contact your admissions counselor, send us an email or call the office to learn more!