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.

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.


President Gormley with father and daughter on Family weekend.

Parents and Families Portal


Homecoming and Family Weekend 2023

It's time to make your bigger goals and plan to meet old friends and new on campus. Come join us for the festivities!

Upcoming Events

Duquesne alum fills his plate of food

Family Welcome Breakfast: Homecoming and Family Weekend

We welcome all of our friends and families back to Duquesne at the Family Welcome Breakfast...

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  • Duquesne University, Union Ballroom
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Students sit on the ground outside as the priest celebrates mass

Outdoor Mass: Homecoming and Family Weekend

Join us as we celebrate mass outside in the Crucifix Garden, the space between Rangos...

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Duquesne student enjoys bingo with his mom and grandma

Bingo: Homecoming and Family Weekend

Enjoy light bites while playing a family favorite game and mingle with your fellow Homecoming...

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  • Duquesne University, Union Ballroom
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Parent Relations Office

Jennifer Smith

Assistant Director for Parent Relations