Registration for Pitt Odyssey is now open!
Please note that the registration deadline for each Pitt Odyssey event is two weeks before the date of the event. However, trips could fill up before that, so register soon!
What is Pitt Odyssey?
Pitt Odyssey is a three day/ two night retreat that is designed for new students. During this retreat, you'll meet other Pitt students and staff and have an opportunity to make friends with other incoming students. This retreat will enhance your leadership skills, help you to become a better communicator and begin to prepare you for the rigors of college life.
The retreat is located in Boswell, PA with multiple transportation options provided. Once you arrive, all meals and accommodations are provided. There will be a schedule of events that will provide you with many activities to participate in. These activities include team challenges, ropes courses, hikes, games, bonfires and time to just relax. Pitt Odyssey’s activities accommodate students of all physical ability and all activities are challenge by choice.
Be sure to register early as space is limited and we will fill up quickly!
When Is Pitt Odyssey?
This year we will be offering 3 opportunities to attend Pitt Odyssey. We suggest that you review these dates when selecting your Pittstart. (Note: you do not have to be registered for a Pittstart that correlates with these dates; you can attend any Pitt Odyssey trip regardless of your Pittstart date). The retreat occurs over the weekend and does not conflict with Pittstart programming. The dates are:
July 12-14 Registration Deadline: Friday, June 28
July 26-28: Registration Deadline: Friday, July 12
August 2-4: Registration Deadline: Friday, July 19
Who Should Attend Odyssey?
All incoming Pitt students can attend Odyssey. The retreat will provide you life long experiences and friendships and it is a great way to kick off your time at Pitt!
How do I get to Pitt Odyssey?
Pitt Odyssey is located at Outdoor Odyssey in Boswell, PA. Students have the option to drive themselves or take transportation provided by Pitt. For $15 each way, students can get a bus from Philadelphia (King of Prussia), Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. If you are coming from another city, we recommend alternate transportation to one of these locations. More details on the pick and drop of site as well as the times will be provided.
How much does it cost?
Registration for Pitt Odyssey is $100. This includes all meals, accomodations and activities. You can register online and pay with a credit card. Please see the registration tab for more information on registering and the refund policy.
Pitt will also offer bus transportation to and from Pitt Odyssey for an additional $15 fee (each way). Buses will be provided from, Philadelphia, PA (King of Prussia). Harrisburg, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. Specific locations and times will be provided soon.
Students who need to stay at Pitt an extra night for travel reasons or to stay for Pittstart will have the option to stay in the residence halls (this option is not available for the August 2-4 trip). There is a $35 fee for this service.