New Student Programs

New Student Orientation

Online Orientation

Pitt’s Online Orientation for new, first-year and transfer undergraduate students is a series of required information modules, videos, and quizzes to help you prepare for college. This includes details about scheduling a meeting with your academic advisor and registering for courses online.

Access to the Online Orientation is now available. Details and instructions will be sent to your email.

Having trouble accessing Orientation? Check our FAQ to see if a solution is available before contacting us for help.

Pitt IT assists students with rentals who do not have access to a reliable computer or Wi-Fi. Students can contact the Pitt IT Help Desk at or (412) 624-HELP (4357) to inquire about laptop and hotspot rentals.

Welcome Week

Welcome Week will take place Sunday, August 20 - Sunday, August 27, 2023. During Welcome Week, new students will come together to officially begin their first semester at Pitt! This week is filled with important information as well as engaging social events, and is intended to give you the best possible start.

More details about Welcome Week will be sent to your email address in July.

Tools for Success
Pitt Arrival

Everything you need to prepare for a successful arrival.

Provost Academy

For first-generation, Pell-eligible and Pittsburgh Promise students.

Parents & Families

Get info and stay connected.

Transfer Students

Congrats on your acceptance to Pitt!

International Students

Information on Pre-Orientation.

Pitt Honors Orientation

For Pitt Honors students.


  • Join the Class of 2027 Facebook Group to connect with new friends and potential roommates
  • Housing contracts are being sent by Panther Central on a rolling basis
  • First-year student arrival dates: Sunday, August 20 - Tuesday, August 22. Check out the Pitt Arrival page for more information!
  • Fall-term meal plans will start on the first day of Arrival
  • Welcome Week: Monday, August 21 - Sunday, August 27, 2023
  • The first day of fall term classes will be Monday, August 28, 2023
  • Apply for scholarships through PittFund$Me
  • Complete the required Vector Solutions education modules by August 25, 2023 (available in July)
  • Complete the required GradReady module by August 25, 2023
  • Coming Soon for 2023: Register for a New Pitt Student Send-Off