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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the ODI Pre-Orientation Program?
    The Pre-O Program is coordinated each year by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and it is designed to assist students in making a successful transition to Duquesne University. This initiative provides first-year students with a valuable opportunity to connect with a diverse group of students, administrators, faculty, staff, and alumni. The majority of Pre-O sessions and activities are led by returning student leaders who are very active on campus and dedicated to making this a meaningful experience for participants. Although the Pre-O program is open to any student who is interested in attending, we intentionally outreach to underrepresented groups.
  2. How do I register to attend the ODI Pre-Orientation Program?
    1. Read the electronic invitation that was sent to your DU email account.
    2. Login to DORI using your DU Username and Password.
    3. Click on the Home Tab
    4. Click on Campus Link
    5. Update your information
    6. Click on the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Campus Link site.
    7. Submit your RSVP and complete the Registration Form.
    8. Contact the ODI if you need assistance
  3. Must I attend all of the sessions if I attend the ODI Pre-Orientation Program?
    Yes. Students who register to participate in the ODI Pre-Orientation Program are expected to attend all of the scheduled sessions. Students who are not registered in the ODI Pre-Orientation Program will not be permitted to check-in to their rooms prior to the check in date outlined by the Freshmen and New Student Orientation program.
  4. Can I review the schedule in advance?
    Yes. Please click on the following link to review a copy of the tentative schedule for the ODI Pre-Orientation program.
  5. Can my parents and/or family members attend the Pre-Orientation Program?
    Yes. Your parents and/or family members may attend the majority of the sessions. All meals outlined during the ODI Pre-Orientation Program are free for DU students.
  6. What is the FAST Program?
    The Freshman Advisement Summer Transition (FAST) program is coordinated by the various Academic Schools and is held from July 11th - July 14th, 2017. Students who live in the Pittsburgh area are encouraged to attend one of the two days offered for their prospective academic school. If you plan to attend the FAST Program please let us know in advance so we can make arrangements to meet you.
  7. Do I have to attend the ODI Pre-Orientation and the larger Orientation program?
    Pre-O is intended to compliment the larger university-wide orientation program. All incoming students are expected to attend the larger orientation as well.
  8. How do I access my DU MultiPass Account?
    The key to gaining access to the Duquesne University online resources (including your email) is your MultiPass account. Your MultiPass account is available to you 24 hours after you have submitted your Admissions deposit.  
  9. I am a student athlete. Can I attend?
    If you are involved with a particular sport (i.e. football, soccer, etc.), please indicate that on the registration form so we can work with your coach and try to make arrangements to have you excused from practice to participate in the ODI Pre-Orientation Program. Every sport has different policies and requirements.
  10. How do I find out my residence hall room assignment?
    If you have specific questions regarding your room assignment, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 412.396.6655. All first-year students are required to live in residence halls unless they are commuting from home.