Digging into Duquesne
Published: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 21:08
Where do I go if…
Sean Hogan Dining Center: This cafeteria, also known as “Towers,” has all the food items that will be sure to fill a college student’s craving. Located on the second floor of Towers Living Learning Center, you will find everything from a pasta bar to a grill area. Grab a hot dog from the grill or maybe make yourself a deli sandwich. This all-you-can-eat buffet will be sure to fill anyone up when he or she is running on empty.
Options: If you want to know what this spot is all about, just read the name. Options, located on the fifth floor of the Student Union, allows hungry students to choose from six different locations to grab a burrito, wrap, a deli sandwich, grilled items … and as any infomercial would say, “But wait, there’s more!” Pay with cash equivalency, cash or FLEX. Check out Options to find out all the different … um, well, Options, it has available.
The Off Ramp: With a pizza parlor on one side and a grill/deli on the other, the Off Ramp also offers a variety of food items. Pizza, hoagies, wraps, burgers, roast beef sandwiches, salads and even gyros can all be found in this spot on the Union’s bottom floor. Just like Options, a student can pay with cash equivalency, cash or FLEX.
Starbucks: If you need an extra kick in the morning, or in the afternoon or at night for that matter, the Starbucks provides two convenient locations for all of your caffeine needs. Its most convenient location is right in the heart of the campus, on the Union’s second floor. This Starbucks accepts FLEX after 8 p.m., making a quick coffee run during all of those latenighters in the library possible. Starbucks products can also be found in Barnes & Noble’s café on Forbes Avenue, but this location only accepts cash.
Java City: Two campus locations can also provide a pick-me-up. This is a good option if you’re strapped for cash, but are lying on piles of FLEX dollars. Java City can be found in the law school or on the ground floor of Rockwell Hall. Both locations offer plenty of coffee drinks, bagels and sandwiches to go.
The Red Ring: If you want to sit down in more of a restaurant atmosphere, check out Duquesne’s sports bar, the Red Ring. Decked out in all sorts of Duquesne sports memorabilia, this restaurant offers full meals, appetizers and drinks (although of course you’ll have to wait a few years to have one of these.) The Red Ring accepts FLEX after 7 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.
Jamba Juice and the Marketplace: If you’re in the mood for a smoothie in the hot first month of the semester, stop down to Jamba Juice, located right next to the Red Ring. Offering a variety of baked goods, treats and smoothies, Jamba Juice and the Marketplace accepts FLEX dollars and is a great choice if you have an urge for something all-natural.
C3 Express: If you have a tight schedule and need to grab something quickly, stop a C3 Express on the sixth floor of Fisher Hall. C3 offers express salads, kettle classic soups, snacks and beverages.
P.O.D. Market: This convenience store located on Towers’ first floor offers frozen foods, bottled beverages, snacks and more. It also offers small meals like salads, sandwiches, wraps and parfaits.
…I need to check my mail?
You’ll want to go to the Duquesne mail center on the second floor of Towers. Here you can buy a book of stamps, grab your mail or pick up that special care package Mom and Dad have sent to make you feel more at home.
Health Services is located on the Student Union’s second floor. Just fill out an information form and wait a few minutes to see a nurse or doctor. If you’re not feeling well enough to leave your room, call x1650. Appointments for non-emergencies can also be made in advance.
The University Counseling Center will be sure to help with any type of anxiety you’re having trouble with. Make sure to address your stress sooner rather than later. Call x6204 to make an appointment.
…I need a tutor?
Everybody can use a hand every once in a while. If you’re struggling with a subject, contact the Learning Skills Center at x6661. Tutors will be happy to help turn your grades around so you don’t have Mom and Dad hounding you well into the spring semester. If you need help with a paper, go to the Writing Center on the second floor of College Hall.
…I want to work out?
You’ll want to walk across the Skylar Skywalk and into the Power Center. Having just opened in January 2008, the Power Center is pretty slick. It provides two full basketball courts, a full track and 80,000 square feet just for cardio workouts and weightlifting. Head on over either through the skywalk or take a walk across Forbes Avenue.
…I lost my ID?
As it’s responsible for everything from paying for your meals to letting you into your dorm, it’s important to keep track of your ID card. If you do misplace it, which happens to the best of us, head to the DU Card Center located on the Student Union’s second floor. A new ID will cost you $20 but is better than explaining to Mom and Dad why you need more money for food.