First Year Mentors Events

The First Year Mentors (FYMs) have created some great social activities for our new students to participate in during Welcome Week! Check out the activities below!

 

*Registration for FYM Events closes 2 hours prior to the start of each event*

 

Wednesday, August 12

TarOt'Hara

 

When and where: 9:00 - 12:00 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description: Ever wonder what your future holds, but don't want to shell out $50+ to have a session with a psychic? We have got you covered! Tarot'Hara offers you the opportunity to get FREE individual psychic tarot readings from experts in the field. In addition to having psychics, there will also be an professional astrologer giving readings, discussing her work, and answering any questions you may have!

 

RSVP Link: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3C064MIqL79QnZ3

Thursday, August 13

DIY Terrariums

 

When and where: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST, via Zoom - materials will be mailed

 

Event Description: You will receive a package with a mason jar, a plastic succulent, little rocks, moss, and other items to create your very own outdoor landscape stuck in a jar! Join the zoom link to hangout and build your terrarium with the First Year Mentors and other fellow first-year students!

 

This event is full - Please follow @Pittfyms Instagram and direct message us for wait-list information! 

 

Game Night

 

When and where: 9:00 - 11:00 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description:  Join the FYMs virtually for a variety of games including Mafia, Family Feud, and Jackbox. Team up with other incoming first-year students to compete and win prizes!

 

RSVP Linkhttps://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cAOgClas1u2yKMd

Friday, August 14

Succeed at Pitt

 

When and where: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description: The FYMs will be sharing their tips and skills for first-year students to successfully navigate through their first semester at Pitt.

 

RSVP Linkhttps://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3IZLmO56Wfso8G9

 

Follow Along Canvas Paintings

 

When and where: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description: You will receive a small canvas and paint supplies so you can join in on a zoom link where all the First-Year Mentors and your fellow first-year students will follow a Bob Ross tutorial and you will paint a sunset picture together! Don’t worry none of us are artists so we can all laugh at our attempts together!

 

RSVP Linkhttps://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ttTmzsqpnPQCCV

 

Dance Through Time

 

When and where: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description: Join us on a night full of fun and popular music from the 90s, early 2000s, and today’s pop and hip-hop hits. There will be exciting musical games and prizes for the winners!

 

RSVP Linkhttps://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6VxBy3HrRKptkZT 

 

City of Bridges Trivia

 

When and where: 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description: Join the FYMs in a Pittsburgh-themed interactive trivia night! Connect with incoming first-year students and together, put your thinking caps to the test to compete for Pittsburgh-themed prizes!

 

RSVP Link:   https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e3Agth6oH99KUXb

Saturday, August 15

Succeed at Pitt 

 

When and where: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description: FYMs will be sharing their tips and skills for first-year students to successfully navigate through their first semester at Pitt.

 

RSVP Link https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3IZLmO56Wfso8G9

 

Transfer Student Social

 

When and where: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description: Join other first-year students transferring to Pitt and start building connections during this session!

 

RSVP Link: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/for/SV_es2OhB14vvGTqMB

 

Succeed at Pitt 

 

When and where: 4:00 pm - 5:00  pm EST, via Zoom

 

RSVP Link: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3IZLmO56Wfso8G9

 

Amazing Race

 

When and where: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description: Explore campus by solving riddles and clues while competing with other teams in the Pitt Amazing Race Escape room/crossword!

 

RSVP Linkhttps://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/for/SV_5du5DJtihwbGnkx

 

Murder Mystery

 

When and where: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description: A Virtual Murder Mystery show where students will be immersed in a whodunit story filled with suspense and hidden clues as to who committed the fictitious murder. Come with notebooks ready and minds inquisitive as the final Act will include a guess from the audience to see if you cracked the case!

 

RSVP Linkhttps://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6St86QHuuIspG5v

Sunday, August 16

Succeed at Pitt

 

When and where: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description: The FYMs will be sharing their tips and skills for first-year students to successfully navigate through their first semester at Pitt.

 

RSVP Linkhttps://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3IZLmO56Wfso8G9

 

Speed Friending

 

When and where: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description: This fun, virtual event will give you the opportunity to meet your fellow first-year students by participating in some awesome personality quizzes, and even some zodiac-related fun! Sign up for either day and let the speed friending begin. We hope to see you soon!

 

RSVP Link: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0kd8Soiug2awl13

 

Zoom Social 

 

When and where: 10:00 pm - 11:45 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description: Zoom Social will be a virtual event for everyone to get to know each other in this late-night social event put on by the FYMs.

 

RSVP Link: Coming soon!

Monday, August 17

Building a Pitt Community (Required Event)

 

When and where: 10 am- 12 pm EST, via ZOOM

 

Event Description: In this program, you will hear from University staff and distinguished guest speaker Dr. Jamie Washington about what it means to be a member of the Pitt community and how you can be a Panther who is aware, supportive and an ally to all fellow students. More details to come.

 

No RSVP required for required events

 

Residence Hall Building-Wide and Floor Meetings (Required Event)

 

When and Where: 2 pm-5 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description: Residence hall students will join the Office of Residence Life staff for an official on-campus welcome! More details to come.

 

No RSVP required for required events

 

Transfer Student Social

 

When and where: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description: Start building connections with other incoming transfer students at Pitt!

 

RSVP Link: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_es2OhB14vvGTqMB

 

Zoomba

 

When and where: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description: Want a way to stay active, even in your dorm room? Look no further than our virtual exercise dance class that will be hosted over Zoom webinar: Zoom-ba! No need to travel to the Pete on the 17th when this instructor-led Zumba class will be available to students simply over the Zoom application! Stay hydrated and don’t sweat it. Come join us for a fun and engaging night filled with heart-pumping music and fitness!

 

RSVP Link: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3VsjqFGNrkd8byZ

 

Stylish Safety and Stunning Succulents

 

When and where: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description: Paint a succulent pot with your own succulent or design your own face mask without leaving home! Join us on Monday, August 17th at 8:00 pm on a Zoom call with other first-year students to create an item designed by you! We ship you the materials and you create your own design. De-stress and prepare for the upcoming semester with other students while expressing your creativity!

 

RSVP Link: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2mcQxdGsUqn1R41

 

Drag Bingo

When and where: 8:00 - 10:30 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description: Join host Alora Chateaux for a night of Bingo, hilarity, and of course, performances from other Drag Queens and Kings! We are giving away Pitt merchandise to a few lucky winners each round, so don’t miss out!

 

RSVP Link:   https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_agW6CXn2wcCgtWl

 

Trivia Night

 

When and where: 10:00 pm - 1130 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description: Kahoot! Trivia for all sorts of topics such as Harry Potter, Pitt, The Office, Pop Culture, and Pixar with prizes like a Pitt water bottle, Pitt mug, or phone wallet!

 

RSVP Linkhttps://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eWOjGtm2eaejCAt

Tuesday, August 18

Gloga To-Go

 

When and where: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description: A twist on a typical yoga session, Gloga ties in the stress-relieving routine with fun, glow-in-the-dark visuals. In order to encourage students to practice mindfulness, yoga instructors will teach many different yoga techniques live on a Zoom webinar. To make students feel even more immersed, a care package containing many fluorescent accessories and stress relief tools that will leave your skin glowing will be shipped to all who participate in this fun and laid-back session of yoga.

 

RSVP Link:https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4UvMaiqTWapY221

 

Convocation (Required Event)

 

When and Where: 6 pm- 7 pm EST, via Zoom

 

Event Description: During this ceremony, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and other distinguished members of the University will welcome Pitt’s newest students and families to celebrate their transition to Pitt.​ More details to come.

 

No RSVP required for required events