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January 30, 2024

Kick Off Your Career

Whether you're headed to Internship Week events, the Spring Career & Internship Fair, or just looking to boost your professional knowledge, the Career Consultants have you covered! Twice a week, from today until the Career Fair, you'll hear tips and tricks from a Career Consultant on how you can get the most out of all of this semester's events.

January 24, 2024

Ruff Ride PGH 2023

Join the Student Affairs team for Ruff Ride PGH 2023 and help support the training of service dogs for wounded veterans! Ruff Ride is part festival, part competition, and all fun. Teams compete against each other for bragging rights throughout the event all while raising funds for Team Foster. As Team Foster’s official website reminds us, “One properly trained service dog can take two years and more than $25,000 to train.”

January 23, 2024

Events Happening All Month

Internship Week, the Diversity Forum, Artful Wednesdays, intentional meditation with the Stress Free Zone, Panther Leadership Summit, and more, all in this issue.

January 16, 2024

A Message from Vice Provost Bonner

Today, on his last day as our Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Vice Provost Bonner has a message for Pitt students. 

During his nearly 20 years at Pitt, Vice Provost Bonner worked tirelessly to uplift our students and the Pitt community. While we are sad to see him leave Pitt, Vice Provost Bonner made a lasting impact and we are excited to continue his work. Watch Vice Provost Bonner's full message.

January 9, 2024

A Message from the Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Students: Welcome Back, Panthers!

Welcome back, Panthers! We hope your break was restful and that you're ready to start a new semester. These next few months will bring both challenges and opportunities. Take time to acknowledge both and reflect on your needs.

Hear a full message from Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Students Carla Panzella here.

December 12, 2023

De-Stress Before the Test

Being the best version of yourself, both mentally and physically, requires that you set aside time and energy for self-care. To encourage success and well-being, De-Stress Before the Test is a series of curated events dedicated to furthering mental and physical health during a period that can stretch us thin.

December 5, 2023

Bringing Communities Together with Writer-In-Residence Damon Young

This year, the Frederick Honors College has introduced their very first writer-in-residence, born and bred Pittsburgh writer, celebrity, and humorist, Damon Young. Damon’s first book, What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Nonfiction and won the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

Carla Panzella
November 28, 2023

Announcing Dr. Panzella as Interim Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Carla Panzella, who has served as the Dean of Students since August 2021 and as Associate Vice Provost since December 2022, has agreed to serve as the Interim Vice Provost for Student Affairs.
November 28, 2023

A Message from the Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students

The end of the semester can be a stressful, demanding time. Take some time to check in with yourself and those around you and remember that support is available if you need it. Click here to view Dean Panzella's full message.

November 14, 2023

A Message from Dean Panzella

The semester is almost over, Panthers! This Thanksgiving break, take time to rest and recharge so we can finish the term strong.
November 7, 2023

Vote Vote Vote!

Today is Midterm Election Day and there's still time to vote! Make sure you're prepared and have your voting plan ready.

Not sure what voting is like? Pitt Votes offers a sample ballot so you know what to expect! View a Sample Ballot here.

October 31, 2023

Happy Halloween!

While dressing up and enjoying spooky festivities, remember to celebrate responsibly! Stay with groups of friends and be aware of your surroundings. Be sure to to follow the Student Code of Conduct, which outlines behaviors that are and enforced on and off campus.

October 24, 2023

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month is held each year during the month of October and is meant to spread awareness about mental health resources on campus, reduce stigma, and increase connection. To learn some tips and tricks for MHAM, we talked to Associate Director of Outreach at the University Counseling Center, Bernadette Smith, to learn more about wellness-related programs.

October 17, 2023

Checking In: Mental Health Awareness Month

Whatever you’re feeling and experiencing, we’re here to support and encourage you as you take care of yourself. Throughout this month, we’re offering educational and experiential programs that teach self-care and coping skills, including opportunities for yoga, bullet-journaling, and conversation with others about mental health. Check out some of these opportunities on the University events calendar.