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.

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Class Photo

The class photo is a University of Pittsburgh tradition that brings new students together in one photo to preserve the history of the incoming class. For the past two years, the class photo has been formed from selfies submitted by incoming students to create virtual class photos. Click on each of the photos below to download your very own copy!

Class of 2025

Check out how the class photo was made by watching the video below. Congratulations Class of 2025 and welcome to Pitt!

Class of 2024

Class of 2024 Class Photo