Office of Alumni Relations
1 Mezzanine Libermann Hall
Phone: 412.396.6209
Fax: 412.396.4242

Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2013:
October 11-13, 2013

To register for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, please call 412.396.6209.

Event Check-in and Information Desk: Please stop by to pick up your name tags, football tickets and parking passes. 
Friday, Oct. 11: 5 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
PNC Atrium, 2nd Floor, Duquesne Union


University Chapel

50th Reunion Welcome Luncheon    
1 p.m.    
Under the Tent, Mellon Lawn
A special luncheon and University update for the members of the class of 1963.

50th Reunion Financial Planning Seminar with Bob Fragasso
2:30 p.m.
Duquesne Union, Room 608
A conversation with Bob Fragasso E‘67, President of  Fragasso Financial Advisors and long-time donor to the University.  Bob has over four decades of experience in investment and financial planning.  Please join us for an opportunity to ask any questions you may have relating to financial planning, estate planning or investment opportunities and to learn the latest news in economic development.

50th Reunion Tours    
2:30 p.m.
Departing from the tent on Mellon Lawn
Student-guided tours of the Bluff.  Walking and golf cart tours available.

YAC Happy Hour at the Red Ring    
5 to 7 p.m.    
Red Ring Restaurant
The Young Alumni Council welcomes the classes of ’03 and’08 and all young alumni to Happy Hour followed by trivia night (vs. current students) at the Red Ring.  Complimentary appetizers and cash bar available.  

The Rat “Revived” – A Special Celebration for the Class of 1988    
6 to 9 p.m.    
The Rathskellar (Now the Off-Ramp), Duquesne Union, 1st Floor
The class of 1988 invites alumni to join them as they revive the Rathskellar, a favorite for those who graduated before 1990! 

Pharmacy Class of 1988 Welcome Reception
6 to 9 p.m.
Location Change -  
Duquesne Union, 1st Floor
A special welcome reception for the Pharmacy Class of '88, held as part of The Rat "Revived".

President's Dinner and Reception
6 p.m. Reception/ 7 p.m. Dinner    
Power Center, 5th Floor Ballroom
$50/pp - no charge for past inductees
Join University President Dr. Charles Dougherty and members of the Century Club as they honor four loyal and accomplished alumni:  James P. McCloskey, C.S.Sp. A’74, Lisette “Mimi” McCormick L’81, Robert T. Wanovich P’89, MP’91, and Sister Linda Yankoski GE’03

60’s Kappa Sigma Phi Reunion
6:30 p.m. Reception/7:30 p.m. Dinner
Marriott City Center – Ballroom
A special reunion for the Kaps of the ‘60s. Dinner included.  Cash Bar available.

Trivia Night    
7 p.m.    
Red Ring Restaurant
Compete against current students during our first Homecoming Trivia Night. Complimentary appetizers will be available.

Tau Delta Tau/Gamma Phi Beta
Welcome Reception
7 to 9 p.m.
Duquesne Union, Room 613
A special welcome reception for the sisters of Tau Delta Tau/Gamma Phi Beta.

Kappa Sigma Phi Kick-Off Reunion
7 to 11 p.m.
Olive or Twist - 140 6th Street, Downtown Pittsburgh
Join the brothers of Kappa Sigma Phi for the kick-off to reunion weekend.

Beta Pi Sigma Happy Hour
7 p.m.
James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy - 422 Foreland Street, North Side Pittsburgh
Join the brothers of Beta Pi Sigma for the kick-off to reunion weekend.


* Indicates Family-friendly events. Children 12 and under are welcome.

Continental Breakfast and Registration*
8 to 11 a.m.    
Duquesne Union, Student Lounge, 2nd Floor
Stop in for complimentary coffee and snacks after you pick up your name tags and tickets for the weekend.

Mylan School of Pharmacy Continental Breakfast
8 to 9 a.m.
Bayer Learning Center - Rotunda

Mylan School of Pharmacy CE Program
9 to 11:15 a.m.
Bayer Hall, Room 103
Dr. Karen Fancher, Clinical Assistant Professor, will present "Updates in Oncology for the Community Pharmacist".

School of Law Ethics CLE Presented by Professor Mark Yochum
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Law School, Room 203
Gain three hours of continuing legal education ethics credits and enjoy complimentary coffee and donuts.

Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Breakfast
9 a.m.
Mellon Hall, Main Level Foyer   

School of Education Breakfast and Presentation on Bullying
9 to 10 a.m.
Gumberg Library, Education Curriculum Center, 5th Floor   
The morning will include a brief overview of current initiatives by Dean Olga Welch, a 30 minute presentation on bullying with time for Q&A and the benefits and resources currently available to alumni.

School of Nursing Brunch
10 a.m.
Duquesne Union
$10/pp for dues paying members
$20/pp non-dues paying members
Join fellow nursing alumni for Bloody Marys, Bellinis, and Brunch!       

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts Alumni Brunch and Presentation
10 to 11 a.m.
Mellon Hall, Maurice Falk Lecture Hall (First Floor, Rooney Field side)
Join Dean James Swindal and fellow Liberal Arts alumni for brunch and a presentation on our new Pope Francis.  The event is free, but advance registration is required.

Campus Tours*
10 a.m. to Noon; 1 to 3 p.m.   
Tours depart from the front of the Duquense Union every 30 minutes
Take a walking tour around campus to see what has changed and what has stayed the same. Tours depart from the front of the Union every 30 minutes beginning at 10:00 a.m. Golf cart tours available as necessary.

Living/Learning Center Open Houses and Tours*    
10 to 11 a.m.    
Any Living Learning Center
Stop by any Residence Hall to experience what campus living is all about in 2013. Resident Assistants will be available to show you around.

Palumbo/Donahue School of Business Mimosa Brunch
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Duquesne Union
Toast 100 years of the School of Business with your family, friends and classmates.  Share memories, win prizes and enjoy complimentary tickets to the football game!  The event is free, but advance reservations are required.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.    
Academic Walk (Behind the Duquesne Union)
Bring your family and visit the many craft, food and game booths sponsored by current student organizations. 

Mylan School of Pharmacy Tour of Facilities
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bayer and Mellon Halls

Rangos School of Health Sciences Alumni Luncheon    
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Duquesne Union, 6th Floor, City View Cafe
Come join fellow alumni and their families for lunch before the football game.  The event is free, but advance reservations are required.        

Tailgate Lunch*
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tent on Mellon Lawn
$12/ per adult
$8/ per child under 12
$10/ per football alumnus and guest
The celebration begins on Mellon Lawn with a family-friendly cook-out and pre-game tailgate lunch. Special seating is available for Greek groups, football alumni and the classes of 1963, 1973, 1988, 2003 and 2008.

Tau Delta Tau/Gamma Phi Beta Meet and Greet
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Towers Multipurpose Room
Tour the current GPB wing and catch up with your sisters!

Beta Pi Sigma Lunch
Noon to 2 p.m.
Hofbrauhaus - 2705 Water Street, Southside Pittsburgh
A lunch for the brothers of Beta Pi Sigma and their guests.

Mylan School of Pharmacy Tailgate Party
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
4th Floor Mellon Hall

Football: Dukes vs. Wagner*
1 p.m.
Rooney Field
Join us at Rooney field as we honor the Championship 1973 and 2003 Football Teams and cheer on our Duquesne Dukes to victory.  General Admission tickets available at Registration and at the box office (next to the tailgate tent) the day of the game.  

Post-game Tent Party*
4 to 7 p.m.
Tent on Mellon Lawn
$15/per adult
$5/ per child
Join the DU community, classmates and friends for music, food and drinks at this first annual post-game party under the tents on Academic Walk.  This will also be the official launch of the Varsity D Club for former Varsity athletes.

Varsity D Club Reunion*
4 to 7 p.m.
Tent on Mellon Lawn
This reunion for all former Varsity athletes will be part of the Post-game Tent Party. 

Signet Society Reception    
6 to 7 p.m.    
Mary Pappert School of Music, Lower Level Lobby outside of PNC Recital Hall
A special reception for alumni who graduated in 1973 or earlier followed by the Great American Songbook concert.

Class of 2008 Progressive Dessert Tour
This event has been canceled. Please join alumni at the Post-game Tent Party.

Beta Pi Sigma 75th Anniversary Dinner    
7 to 9 p.m.   
Duquesne Union, Africa Room, 3rd Floor
A special event to celebrate the Beta Pi Sigma’s 75th anniversary for brothers and their guest.

The Great American Song Book Concert    
7 p.m.    
Mary Pappert School of Music, PNC Recital Hall 
Enjoy a free performance by students in the Mary Pappert School of Music.  Seating is limited, therefore advance registrations are required.


Farewell Mass*
11 a.m.
University Chapel
Close out Homecoming Weekend with a beautiful Mass from our Spiritan Fathers.

Farewell Brunch*

Power Center, 5th Floor Ballroom
A lovely brunch with music provided by the Mary Pappert School of Music follows mass, with special recognition and blessing for the class of 1963.       

Tamburitzans Performance*    
2:00 p.m.    
Duquesne Union Ballroom
Free performance by the world-renowned Duquesne University Tamburitzans.

To register for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, please click here.