New Student Programs

New Student Programs Overview

The Office of New Student Programs is responsible for creating a welcoming and engaging community for new students at Pitt. Through our extensive programs and services, we can help to ease your transition by providing plenty of opportunities for you to forge new friendships and feel at home in your new surroundings.

The office collaborates with each department within Student Affairs, as well as students, staff and faculty campus wide, to develop and implement orientation and transition programs. Some of our major initiatives and events include Welcome Week, Panther Connect, and the Online Orientation. We are also the office that supports commuter students and  transfer students.

If you are a new student (first year or transfer), parent, or family member, we invite you to check out our New Student Information page.


Apply to become a First Year Mentor

Share in the vision and creation behind panther connect, welcome week, and more! This is a paid student leadership position with summer housing provided. Application is due on Friday, February 14th. You can also nominate a student to apply!

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