La Roche University

The official page for La Roche University. III athletics program.

A private, liberal arts college in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, six graduate degree programs and one doctoral program, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential university provides a vibrant campus comm

Operating as usual


LRU is here for students affected by the Pittsburgh Technical College closure.

We accept up to 90 transfer credits & offer merit scholarships of up to $17,000.

PTC students who tour LRU also will receive a $1,000 grant toward first-year tuition.

Photos from La Roche University's post 05/13/2024

Congratulations, Class of 2024! 🎓 🎉

LRU conferred 364 degrees, including 169 master's degrees, 189 bachelor's degrees and six associate degrees at the 58th commencement Saturday, May 11.

Twenty-two countries were represented in the 2024 graduating class.


Watch as LRU honors the graduating class at the 58th commencement today at 10 a.m. Live stream ➡️

Photos from La Roche University's post 05/10/2024

Today we kicked off commencement weekend with a memorable Baccalaureate Mass and Graduates' Awards ceremony. 🎓

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Dr. Christina Clark, LRU's president-elect, discusses her background, public service and more in this Profiles in Power feature by Government Market News.

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Our 2024 graduates from Graphic Design and Interior Architecture & Design will showcase their final portfolios on May 9 at 5 p.m. in the Cantellops Art Gallery.

All business associates, alumni, family, friends, and LRU employees and students are invited to attend!


Get ready for some county fair fun with LRU's Marketing for Nonprofits class Wednesday, May 1 from 3-9 p.m.! 🎪 Enjoy free food, craft beer tasting, games and Battle for the Barn with Ryse Pro Wrestling.

Tickets are $15 for the general public:
LRU students & alumni RSVP for free:

All proceeds benefit Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary.

Event details:

Photos from La Roche University's post 04/19/2024

Last night we had so much fun exploring the world at GLOBE Fest, an annual campus tradition where Redhawks share their cultures through fashion, music, dance and food. ❤️ 🌍


LRU students will again partner with the American Foundation for Su***de Prevention to host an Out of the Darkness Walk Friday, April 26.

Onsite registration and pre-walk activities begin at noon, followed by the walk at 1 p.m.

Register today:

Photos from La Roche University's post 04/05/2024

It was a great opening night for Positive Space, our annual juried art and design show.

Stop by Cantellops Art Gallery now through April 26 to view student artwork and "Look at Me Dance," by Best in Show winner Josephine Riegel. 👏


We're thrilled to announce that LRU has been awarded the 2024-25 Gold Military Friendly® School designation!

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2024-2025 survey with 537 earning award level designations in Gold, Silver and Bronze.

In recognition for leading practices, outcomes and effective programs, LRU was one of 243 schools selected for the Gold Award status.

Learn more:


"The interior architecture & design program at La Roche is preparing me for my dream job by offering focused studio classes each semester that specialize in a certain field of design. I have learned residential, commercial, hospitality, health care, and corporate design.

Because of the curriculum at La Roche, I am confident that I will be prepared for any job in my field." - Emily Kasun, senior

Meet Emily ➡️


"LRU helped me get my resume in perfect shape. Through LRU and the Accounting Consortium, I landed eight to nine interviews, which helped me to develop my interpersonal and interview skills." - Jaime Guan, senior accounting & management major

Meet Jaime:


THANK YOU to everyone who made this year's Day of Giving one for the books! With your help, we:

🔴 Exceeded our goal of 300 donors with a total of 408!

🔴 Secured over $22,000 in additional funds from our generous sponsors: Sisters of Divine Providence, UPMC Health Plan, SAGE Dining Services, Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale and Graystone Consulting from Morgan Stanley

🔴 Provided supplies to Providence Food Pantry and Wright Library

Your generosity significantly benefits LRU students, and we are so grateful for your support.



We reached our stretch goal of 325 donors and just keep going!

Day of Giving is still going strong. Visit to support LRU students and programs.


WE DID IT! 🎉 We reached our stretch goal of 325 donors and unlocked Interim President Dr. Howard Ishiyama's challenge.

We couldn't have done it without you!

Day of Giving is still going strong.

Visit to support LRU students and programs.


Your incredible support got us to 300 donors! 🎉

Let’s keep the momentum going.

Help us reach our new goal of 325 donors and unlock our new stretch goal challenge by Interim President Dr. Howard Ishiyama.

If we hit 325 donors, Dr. Ishiyama will give an additional $500!

Make your gift now:


🚨We’re nearing our goal of 300 donors!

Join us in making a difference at


Today is LRU's Day of Giving! 🎉

Let's come together to unlock matching gifts and challenges all day long.

Help us reach our goal of 300 donors at


LRU is pleased to announce Angela M. Reynolds, Ph.D., as its 58th commencement speaker. Dr. Reynolds serves as chief executive officer of YWCA Greater Pittsburgh.

Read more:


Get ready to join us for Giving Mania next week! All gifts, no matter the amount, have a lasting impact on LRU students and programs.

Learn more & give at



Men's basketball captured its second consecutive AMCC Tournament Championship and third in four seasons, defeating Penn State Behrend 80-69 in the tournament final. 🏆

LRU will move on to the NCAA Div. III Men's Basketball Tournament. Their opponent will be announced Monday, Feb. 26.

Photos from La Roche University's post 02/24/2024

The Redhawks are advancing to the AMCC Championship! 🏀 🔥

Join us in Kerr Fitness & Sports Center to cheer them on tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 24.

Women at 2 p.m.
Men at 5 p.m.


Christina A. Clark, Ph.D., has been named the eighth president of La Roche University. Dr. Clark has worked for more than 20 years at Catholic comprehensive universities. She is the second lay president in La Roche's 61-year history.

Read more:


Day of Giving is just two weeks away! Support LRU students and programs by helping us unlock matching gifts throughout the day March 6.

Make your gift early & learn more:


"I learned so much working alongside professionals in the interior design industry, and I gained confidence in my skills throughout my internships.

LRU prepared me how to be professional, and how to make connections and relationships with others. Networking is an important first step as an interior designer, and it starts as a student."

Meet Lauren Tomasko, a senior majoring in interior architecture and design:


Show your LRU pride and support the Redhawks at the AMCC basketball championships this Friday, Feb. 23!

Kerr Fitness & Sports Center
Women at 1 p.m.
Men at 6 p.m.

Winners advance to Saturday, Feb. 24.


Yesterday LRU students from our Commercial Bank Management class visited Dollar Bank’s Heritage Center in downtown Pittsburgh.

Photos from La Roche University's post 02/14/2024

Happy Valentine's Day, Redhawks! ❤️ Share some love with your favorite LRU valentines.

Photos from La Roche University's post 02/02/2024

These Redhawks traveled to see Punxsutawney Phil this morning and found out firsthand that an early spring is on the way. 🌷

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