Retirees at Falling Water
Join the Duquesne Retirees on an excursion to new and exciting places.

Duquesne University Retirees Association (DURA)

Join us and stay connected to the University community.

  • Take day trips to new and exciting places
  • Enjoy dinner and a show - local and out-of-town venues
  • Hear guest speakers or live entertainment at catered luncheons
  • Visit campus and meet up with former co-workers
  • Make new friends within the University retiree community

DURA provides members with two catered lunches on campus each year, one in the Spring and the other at Christmas time. Entertainment or a guest speaker is provided.

Members can attend two or three off-campus outings each year; usually a bus trip in fall and spring and a theater outing.

As membership grows additional activities may be offered.

Please feel free to contact any Events Committee member with your suggestions for activities. Check out the Events Page for previous activities

Message from Our New President - Terry Tatrai

Our October 16 Fall Trip to the Northeast PA wineries was enjoyed by 25 retirees and friends!  On May 14, DURA members and friends took a bus trip to the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA.  Lunch was provided by the Pine Grill in Somerset and on the way home, the travelers stopped at Sharky's Grill in Latrobe for happy hour.  

The Christmas 2018 luncheon was enjoyed by more than 50 retirees and guests !

The Spring Luncheon was held on April 25,2019 in the Africa Room in Duquesne's Student Union. Members and guests enjoyed a hot lunch and listened to an excellent presentation concerning the new UPMC Chuck Cooper Fieldhouse.

The new Board members are looking forward to more involvement and new ideas. We have tabulated the results of the  surveys received and will use the responses in planning future events.  We look forward to receiving feedback from our members. Please encourage your friends to join us. Be sure to check out our web pages at: for upcoming and past events.

The annual dues are $20. Our new Treasurer, John Sucha, has made some great improvements. Dues can now be paid online.

You can also pay by check. Make it payable to Duquesne University and send it to:

John Sucha
112 Tillotson Circle
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Our annual dues help with covering entertainment, keeping the cost of on-campus lunches reasonable, and other DURA expenses. We strive to keep the cost on all events as low as possible. We hope that you will continue to support our events.

Yours sincerely,

Terry Tatrai
Duquesne University Retirees Association