News and Events

News and Events

Spring 2018 New and Transfer Orientation
Thank you to all who were able to attend Spring 2018 New and Transfer Student Orientation.   If you were not able to attend but have questions, please refer to the Parent and Family Resources slide show and/or contact the Office of Parent and Family Resources at or 412-624-8548.


Stay updated on upcoming Pitt events by bookmarking the academic calendar and the Student Affairs calendar.  Pitt students have a wealth of opportunities to enhance their education through our Outside the Classroom Curriculum.


January 8 is the first day of spring term, 2018.  March 4-11 (inclusive) is spring break for students.  University offices are open that week with the exception of Friday, March 9 when the University is closed.


Commencement Updates
Graduation communication will be sent to those students who have completed steps to “apply for graduation.”  This process ensures that students and their departments are in agreement that all necessary requirements have been fulfilled.  Note that each school has its own graduation recognition ceremony, in addition to University Commencement which is  on Sunday, April 29, 2018.  It is best to reserve overnight accommodations as soon as possible.  Most hotels accept reservations up to one year before the event.

Click on 511PA to check current traffic conditions before you travel to Oakland!   Hail to Pitt!


Student Career Networking
Are you in a position to hire new employees or offer job shadow or internship opportunities?  If so, please share your career expertise with Pitt students as they begin to navigate their own career options.  Networking events are held on campus many times per academic year.  For more information write to .

Family Weekend 2017!

It’s a wrap!  Thank you to all of the families who joined us for a great weekend!  Special recognition to those who participated in the Family Weekend photo mosaic and a big should out to the Legatzke Family, Pitt’s 2017 Family of the Year!   Thank you to all families who made the Family Weekend Mosaic a success!  Family Weekend 2018 dates will be announced after the ACC football schedule has been confirmed.

All webinars are recorded and available here.  Details and webinar registration will be announced in the monthly parent e-newsletters and/or emailed announcements.  If you currently do not receive these communications, you can sign up here.