DORI to feature all-new interface

By Julian Routh | Editor-in-Chief

Duquesne students will no longer have to battle a clunky web interface to schedule classes and see their grades online.

A new version of DORI — the university’s official student access portal — is set to launch Jan. 20 with “major upgrades” to the site’s infrastructure and features, according to Duquesne spokeswoman Rose Ravasio.

The new site will feature a “Go To” drop down menu where students, employees and faculty members can easily access some of the more popular options on DORI.

It will also have single sign-on capabilities so users will eventually be able to log in to MultiPass and Blackboard at once.

Paul Allison, director of management information systems for Duquesne Computing and Technology Services, said the new interface has a “modern look and feel.”

“In the long run, it will give greater capability for departments to provide content and functionality to students,” Allison said.

The website will also be more mobile friendly and have updated content.

While CTS prepares to launch the site, there will be a DORI content freeze from Thursday until Jan. 20.

The new interface was supposed to launch in October 2015, but technological problems with the site’s parent company, Ellucian, pushed it back a few months, according to Allison.

Students who have problems or questions about the upgraded version of DORI are asked to contact the help desk at or 412-396-4357.