600+ Accepted Duquesne Students, University Community to Pack 75,000 Meal Kits
As part of Duquesne University's Accepted Student Day, more than 600 accepted students and their families will join faculty, staff and current students tomorrow Sunday, April 24, for a Hunger Project, during which they will pack up to 75,000 meals for local underserved community members, including children, seniors and veterans.
Since its founding in 1878, Duquesne University has advocated for the health and economic well-being of people and communities on the margins. The Accepted Student Day Hunger Project-held in conjunction with U.S. Hunger-is a first for Duquesne and for a Pennsylvania university.
The one-hour meal-packing sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Duquesne's UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse on Forbes Avenue.
For the second consecutive year, Duquesne has drawn a record number of applications from first-time college students. The University hosts Accepted Student Days to offer an opportunity for accepted and committed first-time and transfer students to connect with each other, meet members of the University community and explore campus.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 8,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University’s academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.
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