Welcome to our Duquesne family!

The years that your student spends on our Bluff will be some of their most memorable and influential. This is an exciting time, full of many triumphs, and we are here to support your family from day one through graduation and beyond.

We work hard to make sure each of our students enjoys a positive educational experience and develops the knowledge and skills needed for future success and use you, as parents, as our partner in achieving this.

As a parent, you want to make sure your student is attending an institution known for academic excellence, but also one that will be a supportive second home. Rest assured that the decision to attend Duquesne is a smart one.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to join the Duquesne Parents and Families Portal for the latest University news, events, access to important campus deadlines and to request FERPA permissions. This online portal is the best way to stay connected with your student and Duquesne. And a way to get application, events and other important information if your student is interested in attending Duquesne.

President Gormley with father and daughter on Family weekend.

Parents and Families Portal

Thank you for Joining us at Homecoming and Family Weekend!

Many memories were captured on the Bluff during Homecoming and Family Weekend 2023. Check out the photo collections captured from Alumni Engagement.

Upcoming Events

A singer in costume performs.

Duquesne Opera Workshop

Meghan DeWald Althouse & Nathália Kato, directors Admission $10 Suggested Donation...

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  • Mary Pappert School of Music
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Festival on the Bluff

Schedule of Events 3 to 5 p.m. Hit List Band Rock Wall Caricature Artist Photobooth Pet...

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  • Academic Walk
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Two clarinet players perform.

Wind Ensembles

Dr. James Gourlay, Director of Bands Admission $10 Suggested Donation (cash only at the...

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  • Charles J. Dougherty Ballroom, Power Center
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Parent Relations Office

Jennifer Smith

Assistant Director for Parent Relations

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