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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 for more information.

Are you a new or transfer student starting at Pitt this spring? Check out the New and Transfer Student Orientation page for information about orientation and welcome week.

Upcoming Events

I Love Pitt Day
October 16, 2014
William Pitt Union, Lawn and Driveway

Come to this annual celebration of Pitt pride and enjoy free food, entertaiment and giveaways.

Pitt Make a Difference Day
October 18, 2014
Meet at the William Pitt Union

Participate in Pitt's largest annual day of servie. Visit the PMADD website for more information.

Milkshakes and a Movie
October 23, 2014
William Pitt Union, Nordy's Place, Lower Level

Visit the FIrst Year Mentor milkshake bar and enjoy a free screening of the classic movie Grease.

The Silence of the Lambs Film Screening
October 30, 2014
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

Watch the movie in the building where it was filmed and then take a chilling behind-the-scenes tour of the rooms used in the production.





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