Residence Life Frequently Asked Questions

Where will I be living?

As an international undergraduate student, you will live in one of five Living/Learning Centers.  At Duquesne, we believe that a university education is not just about academic learning but also it’s about social, cultural and personal learning. By living on campus, you have the opportunity to bond with like-minded students in a safe, convenient social environment.

What are the rooms like?

Living/Learning Center rooms are equipped with:

  • One, two or three beds, dressers, closets, desks, desk chairs and bookshelves
  • One phone line per room
  • Access to voice mail options through the University telephone service
  • Television cable channels
  • All rooms are wired for access to high speed network connections for access to library resources and the Internet
  • Computer labs, study and TV lounges are available in each building
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Refrigerators/microwaves can be rented and carpeting is sold on move-in day(s)


  • Most international students choose to share a room as it is cheaper and a good way of getting to know others. 
  • Once you confirm and register for your room, you complete a questionnaire allowing the Office of Residence Life to match you up with someone who has similar interests and habits.

What support will I have in the dorms?

Duquesne has over 80 members of staff on duty 24-hours. Resident Assistants help students with the day-to-day experiences of living on campus by:

  •        assisting with personal and academic problems
  •        planning floor programs for residents
  •        enforcing policies and procedures

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