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Student Life

First Year Experience


First Year Mentors welcome and help new students become acclimated to campus community, both academically and socially. Meet the FYMS »

Welcome to the Office of First Year Experience!

The Office of First Year Experience, or FYE, provides programming and services to all new students on Pitt-Oakland’s campus.  This includes all first year college freshman as well as new transfer students and those who have relocated from other Pitt campuses.  FYE is housed in the Department of Student Life, but is a collaboration with many other offices including Residence Life, Commuter Student Programs and Transfer Student Programs. This site will provide you with information about orientation programs, retreats and other programs designed for first year students. 

Wondering what is happening on campus now that Orientation is over? Check out the First Year Success Series! Attend events, win prizes and gain OCC credit.

Upcoming Events

Great Lawn Tailgate
August 30, 2014 9-11 a.m.
Heinz Field Lawn (by the Pitt Shuttle stop)

Meet up with your FIrst Year Mentors to kick off the start of the football season. Grill up some free hot dogs, aint your face, pick up some givewaways, and particiapte in traditional tailgate games to support the team before the first home game of the season.

Volunteer Fair
September 11, 2014 11a.m.-2p.m.
William Pitt Union Lawn

At this event, you will learn how to get invovled with volunteer and service opportunities in the communities surrounding Pitt.

Fall Career Fair - Behind the Scene Tour
September 24, 2014 11a.m. - 4p.m.
Heinz Field Lawn (by the Pitt Shuttle stop)

Attend an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour just for first-year students featuring "first-year friendly" employers. Stop by the FYE table to sign up for a tour time.

Panther Putt-Putt
September 26, 2014 10p.m.-1 a.m.
Schenley Quad

Come enjoy a round of 18-hole midnight mini-golf on the Schenley Quad. Enjoy refreshments and a chance to win some fun prizes!





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