Join us and stay connected to the University community.

DURA provides retired Duquesne University faculty and staff with opportunities to stay connected to the University, and enjoy social, recreational and educational activities.

Join DURA today!

  • 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.

We want to hear from you!

To plan events for the future.  Please take this quick survey

Event Planning Survey

Please feel free to contact any Events%20Committee member with your suggestions for activities. Check out the Events Page for previous activities

Membership Information

All officially retired University employees and their spouses are eligible for membership. The first year of membership is free. After that, dues are $20 per calendar year.

Apply for membership or update your information online.

Already a member?  Pay your annual dues



Board Of Directors

  1. Events: John Sucha 
  2. Luncheones: Bernie Krueger, John Lanasa, Tom Hart
  3. Website: John Sucha
  4. Data Base, Communication and Publicity: Pam Kriley
  5. History: Marian Holden
  6. Membership: Tom Hart, John Lanasa and Rich Esposito
  7. By-laws: John Lanasa and Ron Surmacz


In the early 1990s, a group of Duquesne University retirees formed an organization to enable themselves and other retirees to remain connected. The group endeavored to provide activities to bring retirees back to campus and to provide recreational, educational and social opportunities. In other words, have fun together!

An informal committee laid the groundwork and Dr. John Murray, then President of the University, approved the formation of the organization and agreed to provide sponsorship by making available meeting space and mailing support. Retirees from all segments of the University would invited to become members.

The new organization's first leadership included John Davis, president, Dorothy Mary, treasurer, and Marguerite Puhl, secretary.

Learn about our by-laws.