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
If the event is full, watch the event here:


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.
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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!


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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.


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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:


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.
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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:

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.


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Why We Hail: A Guide to Pitt Traditions

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

Where:  Stream the event here:

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!


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