Welcome Week

Welcome Week 2019

Welcome Week is from August 19-25 and there are more than 150 different programs and events during this week to enhance your connection to campus. It would be impossible to attend all the events, so we encourage you to select events in the schedule that fit your interests. There are several required programs for first-year students during Welcome Week that cover important topics about health and safety, diversity and inclusion, and the transition into the college environment. Parents and family members are also invited to attend program sessions and events during Welcome Week. We have designed the Welcome Week schedule to fit with the move-in schedule so you can start attending events when you arrive.

Check out the full Welcome Week schedule through our guidebook!

International Student Orientation 2019  (pdf)

Welcome Week Schedule 2019 (pdf)

 

Monday, August 19 – Sunday, August 25

Monday, August 19

ALL DAY Day 1, Arrival Survival (first-year student residence hall move-in)

 

9:30 AM- 3:30 PM International Student Orientation

O'Hara Student Center

 

9 AM - 5 PM Welcome Week Info Station

William Pitt Union Information Desk

 

11 AM - 1 PM Hillel Bagel Brunch

Hillel Jewish University Center, 4607 Forbes Ave.

The Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh (http://www.hilleljuc.org) invites students, along with their parents, guardians, family members, and friends, to discuss Jewish life on campus and all the various ways to get involved. Students and Hillel staff will be there to answer all questions. Bagels and refreshments will be served.

 

1 PM - 2 PM Healthy U Class: Bootcamp

Baierl Dance Studio 

 

1 PM - 4 PM Center 4 Creativity Open House

Center for Creativity Workshop, University Store

 

2 - 3 PM Be Global Ready

Global Hub, Posvar Hall, Main Floor

 

2:30 PM – 3 PM Pitt Arts Information Session

William Pitt Union, Dining Room A, First Floor

At this brief presentation, you will find out how you can enjoy the fantastic arts scene offered by Pittsburgh's cultural community.

 

3 PM – 4:30 PM  College Parenting 101 and Life On Campus Panel

William Pitt Union, Assembly Room

Join us for two panels with guests from around campus, including Pitt Police, the University Bookstore, and Panther Central. These representatives will be available to lend some insight about life on campus and answer any questions you may have about their specific areas. We will also discuss upcoming dates and things to know regarding the first few weeks of the semester and how to support your student throughout their time at Pitt! This is open to parents and family members only.

 

4 PM - 5 PM  Healthy U Class: Grounding Yoga

Baierl Dance Studio

 

4:45 - 5:45 PM Pulling it all Together: A Frank Conversation for Engineering Parents

157 Benedum Hall

An open discussion on transition issues first-year engineering students encounter, including academics and advising, college life, mental health, and special needs. Resources & information will be provided to help you to prepare for these challenges, & support your student. **Please note this is for Engineering parents/family members ONLY.**

 

6 PM - 7:00 PM Heathy U Class: Cardio Kickboxing

Baierl Dance Studio

 

Late Night Social Events

9 PM – 11 PM  Throwdown Showdown

William Pitt Union, Assembly Room, Main Floor

Dance the night away while you relive the best of your childhood! Feelings of nostalgia brought to you by Webkinz, Disney Channel Original Movies, Tamagotchi, and more! Don’t be 2000 and late!

 

10 PM – MIDNIGHT  GLOWga

William Pitt Union, Ballroom, Kurtzman Room, Lower Lounge, Main Floor

Join us for an evening of glow-in-the-dark yoga, led by an instructor from Yoga U!
Afterwards, freshen up with some smoothies and smoothie bowls from Salud Juicery
and enjoy some fun stress-free activities. There will be glow-in-the-dark bracelets,
necklaces, and body paint, but make sure to wear white or neon colors for an extra
glow!

 

10 PM – MIDNIGHT  Fifth & Forbes Casino

O'Hara Student Center, Dining Room and Ballroom

 

10 PM - MIDNIGHT TV Throwback to the Early 2000’s

William Pitt Union, Nordy's Place, Lower Level 

 

Tuesday, August 20

ALL DAY  Day 2, Arrival Survival (first-year student residence hall move-in)

 

8 - 9 AM Family Fitness Workout

William Pitt Union Lawn

Start the morning off right with a great stretch and core workout in one of our fitness facilities! There will be low impact exercises for all participants, and this will be a great introduction to the Campus Recreation program at Pitt. We'll bring the mats, you bring the sweat (just a little bit, nothing major :)  ). The first 50 participants will receive a water bottle! Open to parents/family members AND students.

 

9 AM - 5 PM Welcome Week Info Station

William Pitt Union Information Desk

 

11 Am - 12 PM Heathy U Class: Pitt HIIT

Baierl Dance Studio 

 

11 AM – 1 PM  Hillel Bagel Brunch

Hillel Jewish University Center, 4607 Forbes Ave.

The Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh (http://www.hilleljuc.org) invites students, along with their parents, guardians, family members, and friends, to discuss Jewish life on campus and all the various ways to get involved. Students and Hillel staff will be there to answer all questions. Bagels and refreshments will be served.

 

12 - 1 PM Pulling it all Together: A Frank Conversation for Engineering Parents

157 Benedum Hall

An open discussion on transition issues first-year engineering students encounter, including academics and advising, college life, mental health, and special needs. Resources & information will be provided to help you to prepare for these challenges, & support your student. **Please note this is for Engineering parents/family members ONLY.**

 

1 PM – 3 PM  Pitt Alumni Association Legacy Luncheon

Cathedral of Learning Lawn

 

1 PM - 4 PM Center 4 Creativity Open House

Center for Creativity Workshop, University Store 

 

2 PM - 3 PM Your Guide to Financial Success

William Pitt Union, First Floor, Dining Room A

 

2 PM - 4 PM WPTS Radio Jam Session

William Pitt Union, Fourth Floor, 411

 

3 PM – 4 PM  Study Abroad Information Session

William Pitt Union, Kurtzman Room, Main Floor

Pitt Study Abroad offers more than 350 programs in 75 countries, ranging from a spring break in Cuba, to a summer internship in London, a semester in Korea, and everything in between.  With information on programs, scholarships, internships, and more, the Study Abroad Office staff can help you see how an international experience can become a reality at Pitt. Our advisors can help you see how to combine your study abroad experience with a certificate program in African, Asian, European Union, Latin American, Russian, and East European, Western European, or Global Studies, helping you take Pitt to the World and bring the World to Pitt.  You can study abroad as early as the summer after your freshman year.

 

3 PM - 4 PM Come Interact with the Interfaith Office

William Pitt Union, First Floor, Dining Room B

 

3 PM – 4:30 PM College Parenting 101 and Life On Campus Panel

William Pitt Union, Ballroom

*This will be a repeated version of the Monday, August 19th event. If you attended Monday's session you do not need to attend this one.*

Join us for two panels with guests from around campus, including Pitt Police, the University Bookstore, and Panther Central. These representatives will be available to lend some insight about life on campus and answer any questions you may have about their specific areas. We will also discuss upcoming dates and things to know regarding the first few weeks of the semester and how to support your student throughout their time at Pitt! Open to parents and family members only.

 

3:30 – 4 PM  Pitt Arts Information Session

William Pitt Union, Dining Room A, 1st Floor

At this brief presentation, you will find out how you can enjoy the fantastic arts scene offered by Pittsburgh's cultural community.

 

4 PM – 6 PM  Meet, Greet, Repeat!

O'Hara Student Center, Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Join us for an afternoon of icebreakers based on the True Colors personality test!
Students will be speed-friended with other students based on the results of the test and
will get the opportunity to connect with people who have similar personalities. There will
be cookies, cupcakes, and candy, so bring your sweet tooth and get ready to meet new
people!

 

5 PM - 6 PM Healthy U Class: Cardio Kickboxing

WPU 3rd Floor Fitness Room

 

5 PM - 6 PM Healthy U Class: Cylcing

WPU 3rd Floor Fitness Room

 

5 PM – 7 PM  African American Alumni Council Parent and Family Dialogue and Reception

William Pitt Union, 548, Fifth Floor

Family involvement can be vital to a student's success in college, particularly during this important transition. Members of the African American Alumni Council will meet with parents, guardians, family members, and friends to discuss important issues related to helping students to succeed at the University of Pittsburgh.

 

7 PM – 8:30 PM  Discover Pittsburgh

Cathedral of Learning Lawn

At this family-favorite event, discover Pittsburgh's vibrant arts and entertainment scene and sample food from local restaurants.

 

8:30 - 10 PM  Ice Cream Social & Playfair

Cathedral of Learning Lawn - 3 by Heinz Chapel 

Cool off with all-you-can-eat ice cream and have fun with Playfair. Get to know other new students and upperclass students through this interactive and entertaining program brought to you by the Division of Student Affairs.

 

10 PM - MIDNIGHT Outdoor Movie: Captain Marvel

Cathedral of Learning Lawn - 3 by Heinz Chapel 

 

10 PM - MIDNIGHT Board Game Night

William Pitt Union, Nordy's Place, Lower Level 

Wednesday, August 21

MORNING ONLY  Day 3, Arrival Survival (first-year student residence hall move-in)

 

8 - 9 AM Healthy U: Family Campus Walking Tour

Meet in front of William Pitt Union facing Soldiers and Sailors Museum

This time of year is incredibly beautiful outside, with the leaves starting to turn and the weather cooling down. Come enjoy the season and take a walk around campus. We will even have some fun facts about Pitt campus along the way! The first 50 participants will receive a water bottle! Open to parents/family members and students.

 

9 AM - 5 PM Welcome Week Info Station

William Pitt Union Information Desk

 

9 - 11:30 AM Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Academic Open House

Posvar Hall Galleria, Main Floor

This event is a great opportunity to meet the caring and dedicated faculty and staff in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.  Explore 100+ academic majors, minors, and certificate programs and learn how you can truly customize your academic experience to meet your individual goals.  Get connected to the essential student support services who are invested in your success.

 

10 AM - 1 PM School of Nursing First-Year Walk IN Hours

240 Victoria Hall

 

10 AM – 10:30 AM  About Disability Resources & Services (DRS)

William Pitt Union, Dining Room A, First Floor

Staff members from Disability Resources and Services  will provide a general overview of the accommodation process and respond to questions from parents and students.

 

10 AM – 10:30 AM  Dependents of Veterans Orientation

WPU, Dining Room B, First Floor

This session, hosted by the Office of Veterans Services (OVS) is for dependents and families of veterans or active duty members of the military who are using post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits. You will learn about the GI Bill certification process, the services provided by OVS, and how to continue receiving your benefits each term. For more information, please contact 412-624-6919.

 

10 AM – 11:30 AM College Parenting 101 and Life On Campus Panel

William Pitt Union, Assembly Room, Main Floor

*This will be a repeated version of the Monday, August 19th and the Tuesday, August 20th event. If you attended Monday's or Tuesday's session you do not need to attend this one.*

Join us for two panels with guests from around campus, including Pitt Police, the University Bookstore, and Panther Central. These representatives will be available to lend some insight about life on campus and answer any questions you may have about their specific areas. We will also discuss upcoming dates and things to know regarding the first few weeks of the semester and how to support your student throughout their time at Pitt! Open to parents and family members only.

 

10 AM – Noon  Career Center Open House

William Pitt Union, Second Floor

 

10 am - Noon Meet PittServes and the Student Office of Sustainability

WPU Lawn and Patio

 

11 AM – Noon  Office of Cross-Cultural Leadership Development Block Party

William Pitt Union, Sixth Floor, Room 630, CCLD

CCLD  is the home to leadership development programs such as Emerging Leaders, fraternity and sorority life, and many campus cultural organizations including Rainbow Alliance, Black Action Society, Asian Student Alliance, Campus Women's Organization, Hillel, Global Ties, and the University of Pittsburgh Association of Chaplaincies (UPAC). Join CCLD for an open house to kick off the year where you can learn about these programs and organizations and also enjoy a sampling of delicious global cuisine.

 

Noon - 12:30 PM Mindful Moment

3rd Floor William Pitt Union

Feeling overwhelmed by the start of college? It’s totally normal. Visit the Stress Free Zone for guided breathing exercises plus a guided meditation, and learn how to utilize the space to overcome your stress throughout the entire year. Space is limited and is granted on a first come, first serve basis. Check the schedule for the multiple offerings and the Open House time.

 

Noon - 1 PM Fraternity and Sorority Life Student Panel and Pizza

William Pitt Union, Assembly Room, Main Floor

Want free pizza? Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority or want to learn more information about our chapters? Please join some student leaders to enjoy pizza and to have your questions answered about this awesome opportunity to get involved. Fraternities and sororities provide its members with lasting bonds, leadership experiences, and service opportunities within the community. Learn more visit gogreek.pitt.edu.

 

Noon – 1 PM  Global Ties Program

William Pitt Union, Sixth Floor, Room 630, CCLD

No matter where you call home, the Global Ties program  provides many opportunities for you to become one of Pitt's global citizens. Meet the International Outreach Committee and find out how you can become involved and participate in cultural and global leadership events. Don't forget to ask about the fall Global Getaway retreat!

 

12:30 – 1:30 PM  Cultivating Faith in College

William Pitt Union, Kurtzman Room, Main Floor

 

12:30 - 2 PM Tour Of The 'Burgh!

Location TBD

The city of Pittsburgh has so much to offer everyone, even if you are only here for a few short hours! Join us for a trolley tour around the city to see the sights and hear about the amazing history of the place we call home. Space is limited and seats are first come, first serve. This tour is for parents and family members only.

 

1 - 2:30 PM Commuter Student Day/Kick Off

William Pitt Union, Ballroom, Main Floor 

 

3 PM - 4 PM New Student Convocation: A Pitt Tradition

REQUIRED FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

Petersen Events Center

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and other distinguished members of the University will welcome Pitt's newest students and its families and celebrate a successful transition to Pitt.

 

4 - 5 PM Chancellor's Picnic

Petersen Events Center Lawn

 

5:30 – 7 PM  Dessert and Chill with Fraternity and Sorority Life

William Pitt Union, lawn and Patio-Rain Location, William Pitt Union, Main Floor

Relax and hang out with the members of Pitt’s fraternity and sorority life community. Stop by for some music, lawn games, and food! All are welcome to attend.

 

5:30 PM - 7:15 PM Commuter Dinner & Social

WPU, Nordy's Place, Lower Level

 

8-10:00 PM  Class Photo & The Tipping Point

REQUIRED FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

Petersen Events Center

Please join us for the 2023 class photo. Be sure to wear your Welcome Week T-shirt. Tipping Point is required for all first-year freshman students. In this engaging and informative program, you will explore the realities of transitioning to college life, from making responsible decisions to navigating your new urban environment. This session will cover information you need to know about alcohol, sexual assault, safety on campus, and mental health resources available to you as well as the University's Student Code of Conduct and judicial process. If you have any concerns about the content of this program, please feel free to contact your resident assistant or first year mentor or a Student Affairs staff member.

 

8 PM - 10 PM "Thank You Families" Reception

O'Hara Student Center Dining Room

They are all moved in, getting settled, and just finished their first official ceremony welcoming them to the Pitt Family! Congrats to them but also to you!! You have been with them their entire life and helped mold them into the adults they are today. This reception will be a "thank you" to you as a family member, for supporting your student this far and trusting us to continue with that development! This is open to parents and family members only.

10 PM – MIDNIGHT  Films, Flora, and Fun

Outside Posvar Hall, near S. Bouquet entrance

 

10 PM – MIDNIGHT  Glow-Down Showdown

Cathedral of Learning Lawn

 

10 PM - MIDNIGHT Trivia Night

William Pitt Union, Nordy's Place, Lower Level 

 

Thursday, August 22

9 AM - 10 AM Commuter Breakfast

William Pitt Union, Ballroom, Kurtzman Room, Main Floor

 

10:30 AM - NOON Building a Pitt Commmunity

REQUIRED FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

Petersen Events Center

The University of Pittsburgh is a flourishing, diverse community comprised of students who have many different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. In this program, you will learn what it means to be a member of the Pitt community and how you can be a panther that is aware, supportive, and an ally to all students.

 

12:30 - 1 PM Mindful Moment

3rd Floor William Pitt Union

Feeling overwhelmed by the start of college? It’s totally normal. Visit the Stress Free Zone for guided breathing exercises plus a guided meditation, and learn how to utilize the space to overcome your stress throughout the entire year. Space is limited and is granted on a first come, first serve basis. Check the schedule for the multiple offerings and the Open House time.

 

12:30 PM - 2 PM Building a Pitt Community: Follow-up Lunch and Discussion (PRE-REGISTER NOW!)

O'Hara Student Center, Ballroom, Second Floor

This event provides you with the opportunity to engage in an extended conversation led by Dr. Jamie Washington around diversity, inclusion, and equity. The Pitt community is rich in diversity and this luncheon will connect students with key partners throughout the University that are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion.

 

12:30 - 4 PM  DiscoverU Day (PRE-REGISTER NOW!)

Site visits depart from WPU Lawn

This event provides you with the opportunity to visit employers, graduate programs, and community partners to learn more about your major (or potential major) and even your future career.  This is a great networking opportunity and will allow you to explore the city of Pittsburgh too! There are over 40 sites all across the Pittsburgh area, so there is an opportunity for everyone! Registration for DiscoverU Day is open now and the deadline to sign up is Sunday, August 18.

 

1 PM - 4 PM Center 4 Creativity Open House

Center for Creativity Workshop, University Store 

 

2 PM - 2:30 PM Pitt Arts Information Session

William Pitt Union, Kurtzman Room, Main Floor

At this brief presentation, you will find out how you can enjoy the fantastic arts scene offered by Pittsburgh's cultural community.

 

3 PM - 4 PM Your Leadership Journey

O'Hara Student Center, Ballroom, Second Floor

 

4 PM - 5 PM Healthy U Class: Cycling

Baierl Rec Center, Lower Multipurpose Room

 

4 - 5 PM Supporting Trans and Non-Binary Students: A Resource Fair

WPU, Dining Room B, 1st Floor

The University is committed to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for students who identify as transgender or non-binary. At this resource fair, students will be provided with the opportunity to talk with faculty, staff and students about University resources, including preferred name initiatives, health and wellness services, campus facilities and much more. This event is sponsored by the University's Transgender Working Group.

 

5 PM - 6 PM Transfer Social

O'Hara Student Center, Ballroom

 

5-7 PM  Global Carnival & Study Abroad Fair

William Pitt Union, lawn and Patio-Rain Location, William Pitt Union, Main Floor

Join us as we celebrate diverse cultures with Pitt's cultural departments and student organizations - including Study Abroad. This event will include games, music, entertainment, and food samples from around the world.

 

7-10 PM Residence Hall Building-Wide and Floor Meetings

REQUIRED FOR ALL FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS LIVING ON-CAMPUS

Locations on Guidebook App

Join the Office of Residence Life staff members for an official on-campus welcome to share campus resources, residence hall policies, and leadership opportunities.

 

9 PM - MIDNIGHT Drag Bingo

William Pitt Union, Assembly Room, Main Floor

 

10 PM - MIDNIGHT Late Night Shopping at Target

Buses will board on Bigelow Boulevard Outside the William Pitt Union

 

10 PM - MIDNIGHT WPTS Pittsburgh Music Showcase

William Pitt Union Lawn and Patio, Rain Space Nordy's Place

Are you a music lover? Are you interested in getting involved in the music scene while here at Pitt? Come join the WPTS Radio staff and your first year mentors for two hours of live music performed by local Pittsburgh artists. Refreshments will be provided.

 

10 PM - MIDNIGHT Open Nordy's Night

Nordy's Place 

 

Friday, August 23

9 AM - 2:30 PM  Required Academic Meetings (see below for school specific times and information)

REQUIRED FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS ONLY

9 AM - School of Nursing, Victoria Hall, Room 125

10 AM - Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Locations vary contact your advisor with questions

The mandatory group advising session is required for all Dietrich School first-year students. Learn about early term requirements and deadlines. Begin to understand what you can expect from advising and how you play an integral part in ensuring that your advising experience is as successful and rewarding as possible.

10 AM Swanson School of Engineering, Benedum Hall, Main Floor

10:30 AM College of Business Administration, Locations Vary - Your advisor will email you the location

12 PM School of Computing and Information, Twentieth Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Boulevard, 3rd Floor

 

9 AM - 10:30 AM Transfer Day Check-In and Welcome

William Pitt Union, Assembly Room

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM  Transfer Day- Breakout Sessions AM

12:30 pM - 1:30 PM Transfer Day Lunch

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Transfer Day Breakout Sessions - PM

 

11 AM - 1 PM Student Office of Sustainability Open House

510 William Pitt Union 

Come visit the Student Office of Sustainability to learn about getting involved in sustainability-focused organizations and initiatives on campus. Refreshments provided!

 

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mindful Moment

3rd Floor William Pitt Union

Feeling overwhelmed by the start of college? It’s totally normal. Visit the Stress Free Zone for guided breathing exercises plus a guided meditation, and learn how to utilize the space to overcome your stress throughout the entire year. Space is limited and is granted on a first come, first serve basis. Check the schedule for the multiple offerings and the Open House time.

 

1 PM - 2 PM Weight: It's Not the "Freshman 15" Anymore

William Pitt Union, 548, Fifth Floor

 

 

12 PM - 3 PM Stress Free Zone Open House

3rd Floor William Pitt Union

 

1:30 PM - 2 PM Pitt Arts Information Session

William Pitt Union, Kurtzman Room, Main Floor

At this brief presentation, you will find out how you can enjoy the fantastic arts scene offered by Pittsburgh's cultural community.

 

1:30 - 2:30 PM Before Your Grades Slip Take a Trip to Study Lab

Gardner Steel Conference Center, Ground Floor

Don't just succeed, excel! Pitt students are all smart, motivated and hard working. But they're not all the same. People learn in vastly different ways, and there is no one-size-fits-all-approach to studying. Come meet our undergraduate academic coaches and learn about all the tools and resources for you to discover the most efficient and effective ways for you to study. Whether you are looking for a quick on-demand answer, a one-on-one session about that upcoming Chem test, an individualized meeting to review effective study strategies, or a video tutorial about a tricky concept, there is something here for you.

 

 

 

 

2:30 - 3:30/ 4 -5 PM Bystander Intervention Training

REQUIRED FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS ONLY

 

4 PM - 6 PM Finding Your Scene

Stephen Foster Memorial, Charity Randall Theatre

 

5:30 PM - 7 PM  Healthy U Class: Self Defense

WPU Ballroom, Main Floor

 

6 PM - 7 PM Hillel Shabbat Services

Hillel Jewish University Center, 4607 Forbes Ave.

Join the Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh for a student lead, egalitarian Shabbat Service. Everyone is welcome.

5:30 walking group from Sutherland Hall; 5:45 walking group from Tower's Lobby.

The Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh invites all students to an egalitarian, student-led Shabbat service.

 

7 PM - 8 PM Hillel Shabbat Dinner

Hillel Jewish University Center, 4607 Forbes Ave.

The Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh would like to invite you to attend a no-fee Shabbat dinner. We are excited to welcome all students into our community for a delicious meal!

6:30 walking group from Sutherland Hall; 6:45 walking group from Tower's Lobby

Join the Hillel Jewish University Center for a free, delicious Shabbat dinner where you will make tons of new friends!

 

8 PM - 9:30 PM Pitt Program Council Presents Hypnotist Erick Kand

William Pitt Union, Assembly Room, Main Floor

You will laugh out loud when the impossible happens right before your eyes! Join the Pitt Program Council, your student-run programming board, for this hilarious and interactive comedy hypnosis show. Members of the audience will be offered the chance to be hypnotized as part of the show!

 

8 PM - 10 PM Performance Collaborative Presents 20/40

Cathedral of Learning, Studio Theatre, Basement Floor

 

10 PM - MIDNIGHT Amazing Race

Meet at the William Pitt Union, Lawn and Patio

Come participate in the Pitt adventure of a lifetime by competing in the Amazing Race!
You will race throughout campus and get the opportunity to learn fun facts, bond with
your teammates, and explore your new home. Every team that completes the race will
receive a prize but only the winning team will receive the Grand Prize, so make sure to
get competitive!

 

10 PM - MIDNIGHT Murder Mystery

William Pitt Union, Ballroom, Main Floor

 

10 PM - MIDNIGHT Club 3959

Nordy's Place

 

10 PM - 1 AM Late Night Breakfast

Market Central

Saturday, August 24

10 AM - 12 PM Panther Connect Reunion

William Pitt Union, Ballroom, Main Floor 

 

11 AM - 1 PM Chopped: Craft Edition

William Pitt Union, Assembly Room, Main Floor

 

1 PM - 1:30 PM  Healthy U Class: HIIT

Sports Dome Complex 

 

1 - 4 PM Rec-O-Mania and Club Sports Activities Fair

Pitt Sports Dome

Interested in participating in one of Pitt's competitive or recreational club sports? Come meet representatives from over 30 of Pitt's club sports teams and get information for intercollegiate competitive play.

 

1:30 PM - 2 PM  Healthy U Class: Pound

Sports Dome Complex 

 

2 PM - 2:30 PM  Healthy U Class: Grounding Yoga

Sports Dome Complex 

 

2:30 PM - 3 PM  Healthy U Class: Zumba

Sports Dome Complex 

 

3 PM - 3:30 PM  Healthy U Class: Playground Race

Sports Dome Complex 

 

5 PM - 9 PM  Disney Karaoke

William Pitt Union, Nordy's Place, Lower Level 

 

8 PM - 10 PM Performance Collaborative Presents 20/40

Cathedral of Learning, Studio Theatre, Basement Floor

 

9 PM - MIDNIGHT Open Nordy's Night

William Pitt Union, Nordy's Place, Lower Level 

 

10 PM - 1 AM Welcome Back Bash

Bigelow Blvd and William Pitt Union Lawn

Join us for this campus wide celebration prior to the start of classes. This event features laser tag, a freaky photo booth, airbrush tattoos, mini golf, T-shirt tie-dyeing, carnival food, and much more. This is an event you won't want to miss!

Sunday, August 25

1 PM - 4 PM Student Activities Fair

Petersen Events Center

Find out more about Pitt's 500+ student organizations

 

2 PM - 6 PM University of Thriftsburgh Semester Opening

O'Hara Student Center Parking Lot, Rain Space: Dining Room, First Floor

Have only $20 in your pocket? The University of Thriftsburgh, Pitt's student-operated thrift store, invites you to enjoy shopping, snacks, and live music. Pop some tags, support Thriftsburgh, and complete your back-to-school wardrobe!

 

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Lantern Night: Pitt's Oldest Tradition

Heinz Memorial Chapel

Established in 1920, the Lantern Night ceremony is the oldest University tradition. Female alumni pass the light of learning and inspiration, in the form of lanterns with candles, to first-year and transfer women. The lanterns represent those used at the time of the University's founding. First-year men also are invited to attend this special event. Business casual dress is required.

 

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