Frequently Asked Questions
When can I move in to my Residence Hall?
Students living in the residence halls will stay in the residence halls and will be able to move in starting at 2pm on Saturday, January 3rd. Move-in and housing cart stations are available from 2-pm on Saturday, January 3rd and 9am-7pm on Sunday, January 4th. Residence hall buildings are open 24/7 starting at 2pm on Saturday, January 3rd and you may move in at any time but move-in services are only provided during the specific times designated above. Please note that limited dining facilities will be available on Saturday, January 3rd. We recommend moving in prior to the required program at 3pm on Sunday, January 4th.
What is the difference between Orientation and Welcome Week?
New and Transfer Orientation on December 18th is a one-day orientation event designed to give you information and help you acclimate to your new campus. You will have the opportunity to meet with professional staff and upper-class students as well as meet other new and transfer students. This program is not required but is highly reccomended
Spring Welcome Week is January 4th -10th and is a series of events designed to welcome you to your new campus community and help you connect to activities, services and clubs. There are TWO REQUIRED PROGRAMS during welcome week. This includes the Welcome Reception and What You Need to Know program on Sunday, January 4th from 3-5pm and Sexual Assault Bystander Intervention Training which will occur throughout the week.
Please check http://www.fye.pitt.edu/orientation-newandtransfer/index.php for full schedule information.
What is AlcoholEdu & Haven?
As part of our comprehensive alcohol prevention program, the University of Pittsburgh requires each new member of the community to complete AlcoholEdu & Haven – an online, non-opinionated, science-based course taken by hundreds of thousands of students each year. If you are a transfer student who has completed these modules at a previous institution, please pay close attention to the transfer instructions. Go here for more information about AlcoholEdu.
Are any programs required?
There are TWO REQUIRED PROGRAMS during welcome week. This includes the Welcome Reception and What You Need to Know program on Sunday, January 4th from 3-5pm and Sexual Assault Bystander Intervention Training which will occur throughout the week. We will be tracking attendance at these events and will follow up with you if you do not attend.
Where can I go if I need help?
Everyone at the University of Pittsburgh is here to help you; however, if you find yourself in need of some assistance, please contact the Office of First Year Experience at 412-648-2172 or email@example.com. You can also stop by our office at any time, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.