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Pre-Orientation Program

Welcome!

On behalf of Duquesne University, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) would like to welcome you to the Duquesne family! We are pleased that you have decided to pursue your education at this institution and it is our intent to ensure that you have a smooth transition into this campus community.

As you embark upon your collegiate journey and pursue your educational goals, you will be provided with a reliable network of support to aid you in your success. We are excited about your arrival and strongly encourage you to join us for the ODI Pre-Orientation Program that will be held in August, just prior to the start of Freshman Orientation.

Pre-O in a Nutshell

The Pre-Orientation program is coordinated each year by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. It is designed to assist students in making a successful transition to Duquesne University. Pre-O provides first-year students with a valuable opportunity to connect with a diverse group of students, administrators, faculty, staff and alumni. Each session and activity are led by returning student leaders who are dedicated to making this a meaningful experience for participants. Pre-O is open to any student who is interested in attending, and is free of charge.

Learn More

Follow the respective links to meet the ODI staff, your orientation student leaders, and to view the 2019 Pre-Orientation schedule!

Review these frequently asked questions regarding Pre-Orientation and other campus life issues.

Contact Us

Savannah Greggs, Kendall Benjamin, and Joe Chen
Directors of Pre-Orientation
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
412.396.1117 | duqpreo@gmail.com

Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) Pre-Orientation Schedule 2019

Sunday, August 18th

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
1st round of move in -
2019 ODI Pre-Orientation Move-In!
Registration, Check-In
Come move in with the assistance of the ODI Pre-Orientation Team Leaders!

1:00pm - 3:00 pm
2nd round of move in -
2019 ODI Pre-Orientation Move-In!
Registration, Check-In
Come move in with the assistance of the ODI Pre-Orientation Team Leaders!

5:00 pm - until
Welcome Dinner
Location: Towers Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)
Come meet some of the upperclassman students favorite Duquesne Staff and hear about all Duquesne has to offer.

Following the conclusion of dinner
Field games will be played on McCloskey field following dinner. Additionally, a game night with the ODI Pre-Orientation Team Leaders will take place.
Towers Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)

Monday, August 19th

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Coffee & Doughnuts
Registration and Check-In - Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Location: 1st Floor, Student Union - Room 106
Use this time to get your Duquesne ID!
Location: 2nd Floor, Student Union - beside PNC ATM

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
ODI Lunch Reception
(Share lunch with several members of the Duquesne Community!)
Location: Power Center Ballroom
Section C

12:00pm - 12:15 pm
Division of Student Life Welcome
Location: Charles J. Dougherty Ballroom

Mr. Jeff Mallory
Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion and Student Advancement

Parkhurst Dining Representative

12:15 pm- 1:00 pm
Duquesne Advice
Facilitators: DU Faculty and Staff
Audience: Incoming Students and Parents
Location: Power Center
Section C

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Small Group Discussions by Major/Campus Tours

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Break time and Snack provided at the Union Night Spot

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Breakout into Pittsburgh & Scavenger Hunt!
Explore Pittsburgh and what it has to offer with your ODI Team Leaders!

7:00 pm - until
Eat Pizza and Enjoy Yard Games with the ODI Pre-Orientation Team Leaders
Location: Point State Park

Tuesday, August 20th


Group Photo Today - Wear Your ODI T-Shirt!
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Coffee & Doughnuts
Location: 1st Floor, Student Union - Room 106
Wake up early and tie up loose ends!
i.e. Campus Office Visits, Finish Unpacking, etc.

11:30 am - 11:45 am
Group Photo - Wear Your ODI T-Shirt!
Meeting Location: 1st Floor, Student Union - Lounge Area

12:00 pm
Closing Ceremony
Raffle and Prize Give-a-way's
Location: 1st Floor, Student Union - Lounge Area


Regular Freshman Orientation Program - Tuesday, August 20th
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Register with Freshman Orientation
Location: Assumption Commons

8:00 pm - until
Midnight: Kick Off Party
Location: Assumption Commons

JOIN US AGAIN FOR AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL
ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2019 FROM 2PM-3PM
2ND FLOOR, STUDENT UNION

Thank you for a great program, please contact us with any questions 😊
duqpreo@gmail.com