Commuter Mentorship Program
The Commuter Mentoring Program is for first-year commuter students at University of Pittsburgh. First-time commuters are paired with a First Year Mentor (FYM) who are dedicated to enhancing the transition of first-year commuter students to Pitt. The FYMs provide support to first time commuters through mentorship, advocacy, outreach, resources, as well as planning social, academic, and community-service based programs.
The Commuter Mentoring program’s goal is to increase the commuter student retention rate, provide personalized support to first-time commuters, and to ensure first-time commuters are aware of on-campus events and resources. The FYMs serve as a resource for mentees to go to with all questions and concerns, as well as, connecting mentees with campus resources and events while providing regular check-ins and reflections with mentees.
First Year Mentors will contact first-time commuters in July. If you have questions about the commuter mentorship program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-624-2316. You can find First Year Mentors profiles here.
Hometown: Lower Burrell, PA
Major: Pre-Communication Science
Minors/Certificates: American Sign Language
Favorite thing about Pitt... are the amazing people and opportunities available at the University. Pitt is a unique place with many different people and allows you to improve yourself as a student, friend, and all around person.
Hometown: Hershey, PA
Major: Chemistry and Anthropology
Favorite thing about Pitt: The amount of opportunities that are available to students!
Hometown: Scranton, PA
Minors/Certificates: Classic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Favorite thing about Pitt... is the community. I feel like I've been able to meet a ton of people each with different perspectives and ideas.
Hometown: Kingston, PA
Major: Communication and Political Science
Favorite thing about Pitt: The sense of community is the most incredible thing about Pitt. Being on campus feels like being home.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Favorite thing about Pitt... the opportunities! Internships, research, clubs and activities are just a few of the wonderful opportunities I've been able to embark on here at Pitt. I feel as though I am constantly engaged within the Pitt community and truly able to leave my mark here at the University.
Hometown: Williamsville, NY
Minors/Certificates: Neuroscience and Chemistry/Conceptual Foundations of Medicine
Favorite thing about Pitt: is that there's always something to do. Pitt offers so many resources and opportunities to engage with the community both on campus and off---you can never be bored!
Hometown: Allison Park, PA
Major: Biological Sciences & Anthropology
Favorite thing about Pitt: The location of Pitt is the absolute best. There's always so much to do and so many opportunities to take advantage of! You can never be bored here, that's for sure.
Hometown: Media, PA
Major: Psychology & English Literature
Minors/Certificates: English Writing - Poetry track
Favorite thing about Pitt... is how there is always something to do for fun, it's really hard to be bored because there are so many places to go, places to eat, and events that are held!
Hometown: Cranberry Twp., PA
Major: Political Science, Economics
Minors/Certificates: American History
Favorite thing about Pitt...The amazing, diverse Oakland community!
Hometown: Canonsburg, PA
Major: Statistics and Psychology
Favorite thing about Pitt: The accepting atmosphere on campus!
Hometown: Derry PA
Favorite thing about Pitt: My favorite thing about Pitt is the location. Pittsburgh is a great city with lots of fun things to do and lots of educational opportunities.
Major: Public and Professional Writing & English Literature
Minors/Certificates: CPR and ASL
Favorite thing about Pitt:The Cathedral of Learning