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Student Life

First Year Experience


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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. 

Important Information:

Save the date for New and Transfer Orientation:  August 18-24, 2014.

The orientation events listed below require registration. Go to the Orientation page to register for these events:

Find us at PittStart Life on Campus! Your First Year Mentors have a session during Pittstart called Life on Campus, be sure to check it out on Mondays and Thursdays at 5pm.

Connect with your class before Orientation:

Join the Class of 2018 Facebook page or Pitt Transfers 2014.  Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @PittOWeek2014

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