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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FYM Open Forum

The Office of New Student Programs and the First Year Mentors (FYMs) would like to invite you to the FYM Open Forum to hear about your experiences, thoughts, and answer any questions that you may have. FYMs are upper-class students who will facilitate the forum, share their experiences, and provide suggestions.

The FYM Open Forum will take place on Tuesday, September 22 at 8:30pm via Zoom webinar. You can RSVP here. Deadline to RSVP is Friday,  September 18th


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.