Transfer Student Programs

Transfer Student Programs

Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh! As a transfer student, you are among the estimated 4,000 Pitt undergraduate students that have transferred to Pitt. We realize there are many different factors leading to your decision to transfer and we are ready to meet your needs as you prepare for this transition.

We want you to have the best transition to campus. We know the more connected and involved you are at Pitt will directly relate to your success. Throughout the fall and spring semester the First Year Mentors and the Office of New Student Programs will plan and promote events and opportunities for transfer students to get involved and experience campus. Stay connected to us by joining our Facebook groups and checking your Pitt email for our regular updates.

At the same time, you can find information about transferring credits, housing, upcoming events, and Pitt Tool Kit on our website.

Welcome Week

Fall 2019 Welcome Week Transfer Experience

Welcome Week Transfer Experience at a glance

As you begin to make travel plans, please remember some of these key dates:

  • Monday, August 19 – Sunday, August 25: Welcome Week  (While events do begin on Monday, transfer students can plan to attend events once you arrive on campus. Usually, this is on Thursday or Friday during Welcome Week )
  • Monday, August 19 – Wednesday, August 21: Move In Days (Transfer students living on-campus will receive move-in information from Panther Central (Housing Office) about the move-in process. For questions, call 412-648-1100)
  • Friday, August 23 Transfer Day

For on-going updates regarding Welcome Week visit us at

Event Highlights

Thursday, 8/22

10:30 a.m. - Noon Building a Pitt Community

Petersen Events Center

The University of Pittsburgh is a flourishing, diverse community comprised of students who have many different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. In this program, you will learn what it means to be a member of the Pitt community and how you can be a panther that is aware, supportive, and an ally to all students.

12:30 - 2 PM Building a Pitt Community: Follow-up Lunch and Discussion

12:30 - 4 PM  Discover U Day

Join the Career Center on an opportunity to connect with employers, graduate schools, and community partners to learn more about potential majors and careers. A full list of Discover U Day sites and registration information will go out in July.

5-7 PM  Global Carnival & Study Abroad Fair

Join us as we celebrate diverse cultures with Pitt's cultural departments and student organizations - including Study Abroad. This event will include games, music, entertainment, and food samples from around the world.

Friday, 8/23

Transfer Day 9am -5pm

Transfer Day is a great opportunity for transfer students to connect with other students and find campus resources. Transfer day is not required but strongly recommended for transfer students. You can RSVP for Transfer Day Here.

Saturday, 8/24

1 - 4 PM Rec-O-Mania and Club Sports Activities Fair

Pitt Sports Dome

Interested in participating in one of Pitt's competitive or recreational club sports? Come meet representatives from over 30 of Pitt's club sports teams and get information for intercollegiate competitive play.

10 PM - 1 AM Welcome Back Bash

Bigelow Blvd and William Pitt Union Lawn

Join us for this campus wide celebration prior to the start of classes. This event features laser tag, a freaky photo booth, airbrush tattoos, mini golf, T-shirt tie-dyeing, carnival food, and much more. This is an event you won't want to miss!

Sunday, 8/25

1-4 p.m. Student Activities Fair

Petersen Events Center

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Transfer Day

Register for Transfer Day!

Friday, August 23 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. William Pitt Union, Main Floor

Attendance at Transfer Day is not required; however, it is strongly recommended and students that participate report they are better prepared to begin their 1st semester at Pitt. Students also report attending other Transfer Student Orientation events and opportunities helped them connect with other students and find campus resources. Transfer students can register for either Transfer Day session here.

Transfer Student Programs

The Office of New Student Programs supports and welcomes transfer students to the University of Pittsburgh. Please connect with us as you are making your transfer decision or once you are on campus at Pitt. We have a variety of programs and services designed specifically to connect you to campus.

Transfer Process and Guidelines
Housing Options

If you are interested in on-campus housing options, please reach out to Panther Central at 412-648-1100 or to learn more.


If you are seeking off-campus housing options, please refer to for more information.

Student Employment

All student employment opportunities are found in the "students" portal on Pitt's Talent Center. Job opportunities vary daily. Each position includes a job description and information on job schedules and how to apply. Learn more at



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