University of Pittsburgh
Student Life

First Year Experience

2010 New and Transfer Student Orientation

New and Transfer Student Orientation:

Save the Dates!

January 2-7, 2014

A full schedule of events will be available soon!


An Exciting First Semester

Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh. New & Transfer Student Orientation includes a variety of programs and events that will help you become comfortable in your new home and get connected to the University. It's a great opportunity to meet other students, staff, and faculty, and learn about campus resources, services, and Pitt traditions.

What to Expect

Spring New & Transfer Student Orientation is a six-day program that will begin on Thursday January 2 (international Students) and will run until Tuesday, January 7th. Residence Halls open on January 3rd and classes begin January 6th. Orientation will include over social and informational programs for both students and parents. We are hoping to become more green this year and will not be distributing paper copies of our orientation schedule in the mail thia summer, but we will post it on our website in PDF format.

AlcoholEdu (required for all new students)

AlcoholEdu is an online alcohol education program designed to assist students in making healthy decisions regarding alcohol.   This program is mandatory for all new freshman students and is highly reccomended for transfer students.  Please see the directions below and complete the survey before the start of classes.

AlcoholEdu instructions for Fist Year (Freshman) Students

AlcoholEdu instructions for Transfer Students


Contact Us

We look forward to seeing you soon! If you have any immediate questions please e-mail us at or call 412-648-2172.

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