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 offer a wide range of opportunities for Pitt transfer students to get involved and experience campus.

New & Transfer Orientation Information for Spring 2018


New & Transfer Student Orientation

Transfer students are invited to participate fully in New Student Orientation which begins with events on Monday, August 21st and continues through Sunday, August 27thTransfer Student Orientation is designed specifically to help transfer students find resources, get involved at Pitt, and connect with other new and current transfer students.


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Transfer Day

The signature program during Transfer Student Orientation is Transfer Day – which is offered twice.  Information about Fall 2018 Transfer Day will be posted in May 2018.  The information below is reflective of Fall 2017.

Transfer Day Option 1*

Monday, August 21 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. William Pitt Union, Main Floor
*Attending this option will allow students to also attend the University Resource Fair from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Transfer Day Option 2

Friday, August 25 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. William Pitt Union, Main Floor

Attendance at Transfer Day is not required; however, it is strongly recommended and students that participate report they are better prepared to begin their 1st semester at Pitt. Students also report attending other Transfer Student Orientation events and opportunities helped them connect with other students and find campus resources. Transfer students will be invited to sign up for either Transfer Day session on July 1, 2017.

Panther Connect Transfer Retreat

New for this year, we’ve designed a Panther Connect Pre-Orientation retreat just for transfer students. This retreat will be on Saturday, August 19 – Sunday, August 20.
This retreat is a dynamic, student-centered experience designed to connect you with other transfer students and learn more about Pitt’s campus culture and traditions.

  • Develop a diverse social network with over 50 transfer students and current upper-class student leaders
  • Participate in outdoor recreation activities centered on team work, strategy, and leadership
  • Learn more about navigating Pitt’s academic environment and getting involved on campus

To register for the Panther Connect Transfer Retreat - check back in May 2018

Transfer Student Programs

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. Stay connected to us by joining our Facebook groups and checking your Pitt email for our regular updates.


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