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It's time for bigger goals!

Spring semester starts Jan. 21, 2021—there's still time to enroll.

Duquesne moved the original semester start date from Jan. 7 to Jan. 21. This new start date means:

  • Applicants have additional time to complete their application.
    Freshman and transfer applicants can apply via CommonApp or Duquesne's application. Graduate applicants can apply here.
  • New students who commit to enroll by Dec. 16 can participate in Virtual J-term.
    Virtual J-term is a special opportunity for enrolled students to take a non-credit course at no charge from Jan. 7-20. Students are encouraged to share their exploration of these J-Term courses with family members. A few examples of course offerings: New Year, New World: 14-Day Challenge, Exploring Racism and Classism in Harry Potter; Making Apps for iOS and Android Devices, It's Superbowl Time! The History of Sports and What it All Means, Preparing for the Job Market Today, Made in Italy: Food, Fashion, and Furniture - A Look at the Iconic Italian Brands Treasures of the Irish Celtic World.
  • Students can spend time with family and friends over the holiday break and quarantine at home as a safety measure prior to arriving at Duquesne.

Students can opt for HyFlex (hybrid in-class and remote courses), or pursue entirely remote courses. Read more about Duquesne's Hyflex course format, COVID planning, FAQs and more. The semester will end Wed., May 5.


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Contact Undergraduate Admissions at 412.396.6222 or, or Graduate Enrollment Services at 412.396.6219 or