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Homecoming and Freshman Parent Weekend

Hundreds of loyal alumni, students, their parents and friends are expected to attend Duquesne University’s annual Homecoming and Freshman Parent Weekend this Friday, Oct. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 16.

A variety of events are planned, including reunion gatherings, receptions, the annual Homecoming football game, the alumni Mass and Farewell Brunch. Below is a sampling of the weekend’s festivities.

Friday, Oct. 14, 2005
Evening Trolley Tour of Pittsburgh
8-9 p.m.
Tours begin in front of the Bayer Learning Center.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005
Legacy Alumni Breakfast
9 to 10 a.m.
Duquesne’s legacy families are cordially invited to attend this breakfast in their honor, during which legacy pins will be distributed.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Student organizations will sponsor booths with food, crafts and entertainment on Duquesne’s Academic Walk for the whole family.

Homecoming Pig Roast
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Greek life, athletics and alumni relations departments, the pig roast will be held in the College Hall lawn tent.

Dukes vs. Saint Peter’s Football Game
1:30 p.m.
Arthur J. Rooney Field

Post-Game Barbeque
4-5:30 p.m.
Fifth Floor, Duquesne Union

Freshman Talent Show
6 p.m.
Sponsored by the residence life office, this event will highlight some of Duquesne’s most talented freshmen.

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005
Traditional Sunday Mass in the Round
10 a.m., A.J. Palumbo Center

Farewell Brunch
11 a.m.
Hosted by Duquesne President Charles J. Dougherty, this traditional brunch buffet in the Duquesne Union Ballroom will feature a special performance by the Pappert Chorale.
For more information on any of these events, call 800-I-LOVE-DU.

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