Commuter Resources

Here are some important resources for students who commute to campus:

Dining on Campus

Commuters may wish to purchase PLUS, additional money you can load on your DU Card. When PLUS is applied, your DU Card works like a debit card for food. You can spend PLUS at every Duquesne University Dining Services location on campus. As an added bonus, you will receive a 5% discount at the register with every purchase.

You also have the choice of purchasing PLUS Plans, which are larger amounts of PLUS that can be billed to your student account. For more information, visit Duquesne Dining.

Renting a Locker

There are approximately 100 lockers on the 1st floor of the Duquesne Union. Locker rentals are issued on an annual basis from August through May. You can rent one through the Information Center on the 3rd floor of the Duquesne Union. Initial rental fees are $10.00; renewals are $5.00. This fee will be charged to your student account.

For lockers in the Law School, visit the Barnes & Noble Bookstore located in the Power Center. For lockers in other academic buildings, see the administrator of the coordinating school.


Duquesne's commuters utilize various forms of transportation to get to and from campus. Depending on where you live, some transportation options may be more feasible for you than others.

Parking on Campus

For students who drive to campus, parking permits for both garages and surface areas are available for sale through Parking & DU Card Services. Garage parking permits usually sell out before surface parking permits, so be sure to purchase your permit early to guarantee your preferred parking location. Parking permits can be purchased on a semester, academic year or annual basis.

As a courtesy, jumper cables are available for students who may have a dead car battery on campus. They can be borrowed from the Office of Commuter Affairs using your DU Card.

South Side Shuttle

The South Side Shuttle operates Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The shuttle arrives at Duquesne approximately every 15-20 minutes. It does not operate on weekends, scheduled breaks/holidays or over the summer. A South Side Shuttle pass for the semester costs $75 and is non-transferable.

Public Transportation

The Port Authority of Allegheny County operates several public bus routes that serve Duquesne's campus. For information on bus routes, bus schedules, fares, rider alerts, trolley "T" schedules, park and ride lots, etc., visit If you don't know which bus to take, Port Authority's trip planner is a great tool that allows users to enter their starting point and destination to see which buses are available during a specific time period.