Transfer Students

Transfer Student Programs

Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh! As a transfer student, you are among the estimated 4,000 Pitt undergraduate students that have transferred to Pitt. We realize there are many different factors leading to your decision to transfer and we are ready to meet your needs as you prepare for this transition.

We want you to have the best transition to campus. We know the more connected and involved you are at Pitt will directly relate to your success. Throughout the fall and spring semester the First Year Mentors and Office of First Year Experience will plan and promote events and opportunities for transfer students to get involved and experience campus. Stay connected to us by joining our Facebook groups and checking your Pitt email for our regular updates.

At the same time, you can find information about transferring credits, housing, upcoming events, and Pitt Tool Kit on our website.

Apply to be a First Year Mentor!

Join us for an info session to learn more about First Year Mentor position and Office of First Year Experience!

Tuesday, 1/22 12-1pm, WPU Dining Room A

Monday, 1/28 5-6pm, WPU Dining Room A

Friday, 2/1 3-4pm, WPU Dining Room B

You can First Year Mentor position and application here.

New & Transfer Student Orientation

Spring 2019 – New and Transfer Student Orientation

Congratulations on your admission to Pitt for Spring 2019! We are excited to welcome you to campus and make sure you have the things you need to be successful. Please see below for the optional and required events for new and transfer students starting in 2019.


December Preview Day (OPTIONAL)

Monday, December 17, 2018

The Office of First Year Experience (FYE) would like to invite you to join us for a one-day orientation experience designed to connect you to campus and provide you with key resources as you prepare for your first semester at Pitt. REGISTER HERE!

  • This is an optional opportunity, and does not excuse new students from participating in the required New and Transfer Student Orientation program on Sunday, January 6 from 3 – 5 p.m.
  • If you would like to meet with you academic advisor on this day, you must contact them directly to schedule an appointment in advance. Appointment slots are limited
  • Parents and family members are welcome to attend
  • Free continental breakfast and lunch provided

New & Transfer Student Orientation Program (REQUIRED)

Sunday, January 6, 2019 – 3 – 5 p.m., William Pitt Union, Main Floor

This time will provide an exciting overview of the opportunities available to help you navigate your way to success at Pitt. It is expected that all new students will attend and parents and family member are invited too. There is no registration for this program.  In addition to this event, there will be a variety of optional programs for new students beginning on Saturday, January 5th through Sunday, January 13.

Click here for a full schedule!


Fall 2019 – New and Transfer Student Orientation

As you begin to make travel plans, please remember some of these key dates:

  • Monday, August 19 – Sunday, August 25: New & Transfer Student Orientation (While events do begin on Monday, there are no required events for first-year students until Wednesday)
  • Monday, August 19 – Wednesday, August 21: Move In Days (Your specific move in time slot can be accessed in your portal in mid-July)


For on-going updates regarding New & Transfer Orientation visit us at


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