Fall & Spring Events


First Year Success Series

Our programs do not end after New Student Orientation—that’s just the beginning! The First Year Success Series is a series of educational and social programs hosted by FYE & New Student Programs throughout the year. These programs are designed specifically with first-year students in mind, and are aimed at helping to get you connected to the University. In addition, you can receive Outside the Classroom Curriculum credit at every program!

Download Full Spring 2017 Event Schedule


Spring 2017 Events

Student Activities Fair & University Department Marketplace

Wednesday, Jan 4 | 1–3 p.m.

William Pitt Union

Become more involved on campus. Come learn about Pitt’s student organizations, clubs, and University department resources.


Ice Skating – Schenley Skating Rink

Friday, Jan 6 | 11 p.m.

Join Pitt Program Council for an exclusive ice skating trip downtown. Tickets are $6 and includes round trip transportation, skates, and meal voucher. Sign-ups begin on Wednesday, January 4 at the WPU Ticket Office.


Trivia Night

Saturday, Jan 7 | 8–10 p.m.

WPU Ballroom

Trivia teams will answer fun trivia questions spanning a variety of topics and themes for great prizes. Up to 6 people per team and each member of the top teams will be awarded prizes during each round. All Pitt students are welcome. Free refreshments.


Dream Board

Wednesday, Jan 11 | 8–10 p.m.

WPU Kurtzman Room

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Without a doubt, having a vision board is one of the most powerful ways to visualize your goals and dreams. Enjoy a relaxing evening of DIY creativity as you design a vision board that depicts the future you want to create.


MLK Day of Service

Monday, Jan 16 | 8:30 a.m.

Meet at WPU and make Martin Luther King Jr.

Day a day on, not a day off. For volunteering info and to register, visit pittserves.pitt.edu.


Internship Week

Monday – Friday, Jan 23–27

Internship Prep Programs, LinkedIn workshops, employer info sessions and panels, plus food, contests, and giveaways. For more details and the full schedule, visit internship.pitt.edu.


Etiquette Dinner

Wednesday, Feb 1 | 6–8 p.m.

WPU Ballroom

Which fork, plate, and glass are yours? What are appropriate dinner conversations? Learn the basics of etiquette and important tips that will help you at any dinner or reception. Pre-registration is required. Visit fye.pitt.edu for more information.


Panther Leadership Summit

Saturday, Feb 4 | 10a.m. –4 p.m.

William Pitt Union

The 11th Annual Summit provides you with a unique opportunity to network and learn from professionals with expertise in personal, organizational, and civic and global leadership. The 2017 summit will focus on diversity and inclusion in leadership. Register in advance at studentaffairs.pitt.edu/ccldpls. Lunch is provided.


Meet a Leader… Be a Leader

Wednesday, Feb 9 | 8 –10 p.m.

WPU Assembly Room

Join your FYMs for an interactive discussion on campus involvement and leadership opportunities within student clubs and organizations. Learn how to lead within your group by listening to stories and tips from a diverse group of campus leaders. Free food and drinks provided.



Monday, Feb 13 | 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

WPU 200

Visit the staff in Career Development and Placement Assistance during 12-hours of résumé review. Receive free feedback and snacks!


Diversity Awareness Program (D.A.P.)

Wednesday, March 1 | 8–9:30 p.m.

O’Hara Student Center, Dining Room

An interactive diversity program. Spend the evening with Justin Brown exploring differences, world views, backgrounds, and equity.


Summer Job & Internship Fair

Wednesday, March 22 | 1 – 4 p.m.

William Pitt Union

Meet employers seeking candidates of all class years for summer and part-time jobs, as well as summer internships.



Thursday, March 30 | 8–9 p.m.

WPU Assembly Room

Learn how to protect yourself with the Curtis Smith method— “Buy Yourself a Minute (BYAM)”. BYAM teaches students how to avoid dangerous situations and also how to get out of them. Come see how this method works and brush up on your protection against assault.


Oscar Movie Night

Thursday, April 6 | 8 p.m.–Midnight

WPU Assembly Room

Don’t forget to cast your ballot in March on Facebook for your favorite film. Enjoy an evening of drinks, appetizers, movie trivia, and a viewing of an Oscar Award winning movie with FYMs.


Pirates Game

Friday, April 21 | 7 p.m.

PNC Park

Come cheer on the Pittsburgh Pirates as they face the New York Yankees! Pre-registration is required. Look out for more info on how to reserve your ticket at fye.pitt.edu