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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.

First Year Mentor Applications are now available and are due February 6th, 2015. Visit our First Year Mentor site and watch this short video for more information.

Upcoming Events

New Year's Resolution Fitness Classes
Thursday, January 22nd - 10p.m. - 12:30a.m.
William Pitt Union, Fitness Center, 3rd floor

Did you make a new year's resolution to stay healthy in 2015? Git fit at this high-energy event featuring free fitness classes like Zumba, yoga and spinning. Then take a break to enjoy some healthy snacks.

Internship Week
Monday, January 26- Friday, January 30 - Various Times
Varous locations

Attend any Internship Week event and received Firs tYear Success Series Credit. See the schedule fo events at the Internship website with Career Development and Placement Assistance

Ice Skating
Friday, February 6th - 9:30-11:30p.m.
Schenley Skating Rink (with transportation from the William Pitt Union)

Transportation, two hours of skating, and skate rental will be provided. Registration information will be provided on our website in mid-January.

Panther Leadership Summit
Saturday, February 7th 9am-4pm
William Pitt Union

The summit provides students with opportunities to network with and learn from professionals with experience and expertise in personal, organizational, civic, and global leadership. Register in advance.

A Rowdy Night with Ruckus
Thursday, February 12th, 9p.m.
William Pitt Union, Nordy's Place

Join Ruckus, Pitt’s critically acclaimed improv group, in its mission to save the world one joke at a time. This interactive event will keep you laughing all night. Refreshments will be served




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