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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. 


To New and Transfer Students for Spring 2016:

Spring Welcome Week is January 4-9, 2016

Note that the Welcome Reception & What You Need to Know Program on January 5, 2016 (2-5pm) is REQUIRED for all new and transfer students.

Click here to download the full schedule of Welcome Week events!


AlcoholEDU and Haven

All incoming students are required to complete AlcoholEDU and Haven.

For students starting at Pitt in the Spring 2016 semester:

The deadline to complete Part 1 of AlcoholEDU & Part 1 of Haven is January 8, 2016.

The deadline to complete Part 2 of AlcoholEDU & Part 2 of Haven is March 14, 2016.

New freshmen students: Click here to download your instructions.

Transfer students: Click here to download your instructions



Now Hiring First Year Mentors for 2016-2017!

The application to be a First Year Mentor (FYM) for 2016-2017 is now available! Please use the links below to download the application which has more information about FYM responsibilities, time committments, and important dates.

The deadline to submit your application is Friday, January 29, 2016 by 12pm (noon). Please bring a hard copy of your completed application to 119 William Pitt Union.

Download the FYM application:

First Year Mentor Application


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