News and Updates

Important Reminders for Campus Safety

As the academic year draws to a close, students, faculty and staff are reminded of safety protocols and de-densifying efforts necessary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Current students and parents are encouraged to visit this site frequently, including the Resources Pages and FAQs.

See the latest news updates below with details regarding the following:

  • COVID-19 Testing is provided free-of-charge by the University for those individuals not experiencing symptoms.
  • Visitors to campus must be registered in advance. Nonemployees and unauthorized visitors will be directed to exit campus.
  • Virtual meetings are encouraged in lieu of in-person gatherings to support overall safety and social-distancing practices.


The University reminds everyone of the Protect Duquesne pledge to keep campus safe, to self-quarantine, to wear a mask, and to answer the daily health screen questions. This microsite includes information links to main University pages and updates on specific topics for current students and families, prospective students, faculty and staff; a collection of all campus updates sent in response to COVID-19; and resources for understanding Coronavirus and COVID-19. Our plan and its detailed provisions are designed to ensure conditions for the success and safety of the entire Duquesne community.

April 16, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. POSITIVE NEWS: vaccine availability and update PA Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Education is encouraging all students at Pennsylvania colleges and universities to receive their COVID-19 vaccination before the semester ends.

April 12, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Two Options for Vaccines This week, there are two different options to get a COVID-19 vaccine, one through Pittsburgh Mercy and one through the University. April 08, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Continue to Follow Pandemic Safety and Prevention Measures Three weeks of classes remain in the spring 2021 semester before finals week and commencement. Data on Duquesne's COVID-19 dashboard show that our collective efforts are working. The community must continue to exercise care and caution.