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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2021 First Year Mentor Application

The New Student Programs (NSP) recruits First Year Mentors to work directly with new student orientation and transition programs at the University of Pittsburgh. These individuals also support Pitt’s Parent & Family Programs and work collaboratively with offices in the Division of Student Affairs and across the University. In the position, FYMs gain valuable experiences and skills in leadership, mentoring, group facilitation, public speaking, event planning, problem solving, and critical thinking. For more information , the job description can be found here. To apply for this position, you can apply through this Qualtrics form.

In addition to the FYM Application, we are offering virtual information sessions coming up over the next few weeks leading up to the application deadline, February 26th. Students can get more information from our current First Year Mentors and see what the duties entail in the office.

Tuesday, 1/26 1-2pm:
Thursday, 2/11 7-8 pm:
Friday, 2/19 10-11am:
Wednesday 2/24 7-8pm:

Class of 2024 Class Photo

Class of 2024 Class PhotoThe class photo is a University of Pittsburgh tradition that brings new students together in one photo to preserve the history of the incoming class. The Class of 2024 photo was formed from selfies submitted by incoming students to create the first-ever virtual class photo. Congratulations, Class of 2024 and welcome to Pitt!

View the interactive class photo to search for photos or click here to download the class photo. By clicking the link to download, you will receive both a high and low resolution file of the image. The files may take up to five minutes to download because of the large size of the high resolution image.