Required Welcome Week Events

There are so many events throughout Welcome Week, from social to informational to traditional, we have you covered with everything Pitt! There are however some required events that all first-year, commuter, and transfer students must attend throughout this time. These presentations will focus on health and safety, community building, diversity, and traditions of the University of Pittsburgh. We want to give you a little more information about these events so that you are ready to listen, process, and begin your journey as an active member of our community. If you are on campus please try to watch these with your roommate as there may be interactive parts to some of these events! You can find a list of Welcome Week events here.

 

Click here for recordings of past required Welcome Week events.

 

Our Health and Safety at Pitt

Presentations from Health Services, Community, and Governmental Relations, Counseling Services and the Student Government Board

 

When: Sunday, August 16th, 8 p.m. EST

 

Event Description: We are kicking off Welcome Week with this great new presentation which details not only what the new health guidelines for Pitt students are, but why these guidelines are important for students to follow. We understand that this is an unusual time and unusual times can lead to confusion and anxiety. This event will signal that we are all in this together and that it will take all of us to ensure the health and safety of those around us

Building a Pitt Community

Presentations from Dr. Jamie Washington
 

When: Monday, August 17th, 10 a.m. EST
 

Where: Register here https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hQ5A10KoTjm4d6wbdmPm6Q
If the event is full, watch the event here: https://www.youtube.com/user/studentaffairspitt

 

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 information at pi.tt/ww20

Residence Hall Building Wide and Floor Meetings (On-campus/Hotel students only)

When:  Monday, August 17th 2 p.m. EST
 

Where:  You will receive an email to join a building-wide meeting and you will receive an invite from your RA to attend the floor meeting.

 

Event Description: Join the Office of Residence Life staff for an official on-campus welcome!

 

More information at pi.tt/ww20

Academic Meetings

Presentations from Individual Schools/Colleges

 

Where: Tuesday, August 18th, 10 a.m. EST

 

Event Description: During these mandatory academic programs, you will receive valuable information and meet classmates, faculty, members, and staff members.

 

More information at pi.tt/ww20

The Tipping Point: Your Guide to Public Safety, Sexual Assault Prevention and Substance Awareness

When: Tuesday, August, 18th 2:00 p.m. EST

 

Where: Watch the live stream: https://youtu.be/7xFf8PKG2JQ

 

Event Description: An informative program that explores the realities of transitioning to college life and making responsible decisions. This session will cover information about alcohol, student conduct, sexual assault, and sexual harassment and safety on campus.
More information at pi.tt/ww20

New Student Welcome

Presentations from Chancellor Gallagher, Provost Cudd, Dean Bonner, and various Student Leaders

 

When: Tuesday, August 18th, 6 p.m. EST
 

Where: Stream the event here: https://youtu.be/NRksYQHE6BI
 

Event Description: During this event, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and other distinguished members of the University will welcome Pitt's newest students and families to celebrate a successful transition to Pitt.

 

More information at pi.tt/ww20

Why We Hail: A Guide to Pitt Traditions

When: Tuesday, August, 18th, immediately following New Student Welcome

 
Where:  Stream the event here: https://youtu.be/NRksYQHE6BI

 
Event Description: It's time to generate some Pitt Pride! We will follow some of Pitt's most energetic guests in a quick pep rally to kick off the year!

 

More information at pi.tt/ww20