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First Year Experience

Pitt Odyssey

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We cannot wait to have you at Odyssey.  We are still figuring out some of our details and hope to have registration up soon.  If you would like to receive an email when Odyssey registration is available, please let us know by calling 412-648-2172 or emailing

Also, watch out for changes coming to Pitt Odyssey this year.  Pitt Odyssey may be coming to a location near you (we’re looking at you Philadelphia)!

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.

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 multipl 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.

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 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.



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