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Welcome to the Duquesne University Family!

We are delighted that you have decided to join the Duquesne University family! Here are some important tasks to complete before your student's first day of class:

◊ Plan to Attend the Freshman Advisement Transition (FAST) Program

The Freshman Advisement Transition Seminar (FAST) program provides you with the opportunity to get a head start on the upcoming academic year. FAST is designed to help new students and their families smoothly transition to life at Duquesne. a one day event to assist students in transitioning to college life. It's a day to for students to get their IDs, meet their academic advisors, learn about health services, student activities, safety, purchase books, connect with future classmates and more!

◊ Learn about Orientation

We have created an Orientation program just for parents to guide them through what it is like to have a student in Duquesne University Additionally, parents who are able are invited to attend the Mass of the Holy Spirit on the Sunday before classes begin.

◊ Register for Events for Parents during Orientation

The Parent's Orientation schedule is filled with interesting topics and events, advanced registration is available for the following:

  • Parents' Leadership Council Breakfast and Information Session
    Wednesday, August 22 - 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
    Africa Room, Duquesne Union
    Join us to learn more about the Parents' Leadership Council, a philanthropic opportunity for parents to come together as a community of donors to enrich the Duquesne experience.

Click here to register for the three events listed below.

  • Welcome to Duquesne
    Wednesday, August 22 - 10 - 11:30 a.m.
    Dr. Douglas Frizzell, Vice President for Student Life, will speak directly to parents regarding the new transition and expectations of your student as they enter into Duquesne.
  • Dean's Reception
    Wednesday, August 22 - 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
    Parents are invited to attend a reception following Matriculation with the Dean of the school in which their child is enrolled. Advanced registration is required.
  • Parent Dinner
    Wednesday, August 22 - 5:30 - 7 p.m.
    This is a special dinner for parents sponsored by University President Kenneth G. Gormley. $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Duquesne students and not permitted to attend the dinner as they will be attending another event. Limited seating available.  Advanced registration is required
Access Your Student's Ebill

The Student Accounts Office posts the tuition bill online and helps parents understand their financial responsibilities. Your son or daughter must first add your name to the account. Once they have completed that step, you will have access to additional information.Your son or daughter must first add your name to the account. Once they have completed that step, you will have access to additional information.

◊ Complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling Online (Student Requirement)

If your child has a federal student loan, they are required by the government to complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling at studentloans.gov after July 1. Loan funds will not be released to your student's account until both requirements are completed. 

◊ Complete Immunization and Health Insurance Waivers

Your child will need to submit Immunizations and Health Insurance Waivers. This information will be sent to your home. Immunizations are submitted through the Health Service Student Portal.

◊ Questions?  Please contact us!

Remember, the Office of Freshman Development and Disability Services is ready to assist you and your family in your transition into the University. Contact us if you need help.