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Housing guide 2019

Housing guide 2019

3/14/2019 Welcome to the Housing Guide As the end of the spring semester draws near, the student body is now reminded that it’s almost time to answer that fateful question: Where are you going to live next year? That is a daunting question, especially if this is the first time you’ve had to make this […]

Staff Ed: Housing rules need adapting for new students

Staff Ed: Housing rules need adapting for new students

From the pattern of the past two years, incoming freshman class sizes seem to trend bigger and bigger. This sounds exciting, as more people joining the campus community is always welcomed. However, we’ve also seen that these classes’ living situations become more and more tight. Earlier this academic year, we saw issues with students being […]

Vickroy Hall

Vickroy Hall

Year Built: 1997 Price: $3,494 Capacity: 283 residents Years Allowed: sophomores, juniors, seniors, grad and law Room Types: two-room suite-style Laundry Facilities: on each floor Bathroom Facilities: one per suite What’s New: All furniture and carpeting replaced in 2015, new kitchen on first floor Real thoughts from real students: “I like that the rooms are a decent […]

Assumption Hall

Assumption Hall

Year Built: 1954 Price: $3,329 Capacity: about 300 residents Years Allowed: freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors Room Types: singles, doubles Laundry Facilities: on ground floor Bathroom Facilities: communal, one in each wing What’s New: Windows replaced, new flooring, paint, lighting and thermostats in all rooms. Bathrooms on the Stevenson Street side remodeled, and laundry moved […]

Duquesne Towers

Duquesne Towers

Year Built: 1971 Price: $3,329 Capacity: 1,113 residents Years Allowed: freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, grad and law Room Types: doubles, triples, wings Laundry Facilities: in each wing Bathroom Facilities: communal, in each wing What’s New: Renovations completed in 2016 of all rooms, bathrooms and furniture Real thoughts from real students: “The free laundry is a […]

Des Places Hall

Des Places Hall

Year Built: 2012 Price: $3,730 Capacity: 425 residents Years Allowed: sophomores, juniors, seniors, grad and law Room Types: one-, two- and three-room suite-style Laundry Facilities: on each floor Bathroom Facilities: one per suite What’s New: The whole building, really, since Des Place is the newest LLC on campus Real thoughts from real students: “I honestly […]

Brottier Hall

Brottier Hall

Year Built: 1969 Price: $19,970 (12 month lease) Capacity: 660 residents Years Allowed: juniors, seniors, grad and law Room Types: studio, one- and two- room apartments Laundry Facilities: on G-level Bathroom Facilities: in each unit What’s New: In 2015 some lighting, paint and carpet replacement, as well as all furniture Real thoughts from real students: […]

Former Macy’s building to be upscale apartments

Former Macy’s building to be upscale apartments

Michael Marafino | Staff Writer 11/09/17 Innovation is propelling Pittsburgh into new realms of societal and technological development. Core Reality recently announced its partnership with Amazon in transforming the old Macy’s department store in Downtown Pittsburgh into apartments equipped with advanced technology, including voice command operating systems through Amazon’s product, Alexa. Amazon’s technology will enable […]

Towers residents placed in temporary rooms

Towers residents placed in temporary rooms

Kaye Burnet | Staff Writer Unlike most Duquesne Towers residents, Cody Collins has a double sink in his room. “It definitely wasn’t what I expected [when I moved in],” he said with a laugh. Collins, a Duquesne football player and graduate student in the business school, is temporarily living in a kitchenette on the fifth […]

The Most Honest 2017 Housing Guide

The Most Honest 2017 Housing Guide

HOUSING is one of those things that matters a lot in college. Sure, classes and extracurriculars will help to pad a résumé. Your room, however, is where many of the truly meaningful interactions will take place. Friendships will be forged, jokes will be made, essays will be written, love will be found — or lost […]