University of Pittsburgh
Student Life

First Year Experience

Webinars & Vlogs

The Pitt Vlogs

The Pitt Vlogs are video blogs created by the First Year Mentors in partnership with the Student Affairs Marketing Departement. The Vlogs cover a wide range of topics from the residence halls to where to eat in Oakland to how to stay healthy while at Pitt. Our new vlog series will be starting up soon. In the meantime, check out the past year's vlogs by subscribing to the Pitt Student Affairs YouTube Channel!

Check out some of our most recent Vlogs

Pitt Chat Webinar Series

The Pitt Chat webinars are an opportunity for you to ask question of our live panel. In July and August, as you prepare to come to campus, we will have a webinar each week at 7 p.m. on Wednesday nights. We ask that you pre-register for the webinars, as space is limited. However, all webinars are recorded for future use. Our schedule of webinars will be available below.

To view past webinars from 2011 to 2013, click here.

Wednesday, July 23 at 7:00pm - College Classroom Experience & Maintaining Your Scholarship

What is a syllabus?  How do I talk to my professor?  How do I maintain my scholarship?  What if I need help academically?  Find out the answers to these questions and more during this webinar about surviving and thriving academically in college.  Students, parents, and families are all welcome to attend to gain some key strategies for making a successful transition from high school to the collegiate classroom. 

Click HERE to watch the recording of this webinar.

Monday, July 28 at 7:00p.m. - Moving In & On-Campus Living

Living in a Residence Hall this year?  Get the scoop on everything you need to know including: what to bring, what not to bring, what do expect during move-in, and how to navigate campus living.  Representatives from Residence Life and Panther Central will be on hand to answer all of your housing questions.

Click HERE to watch the recording of this webinar.

Wednesday, July 30 at 7:00pm - What to Expect in the First 6 Weeks: Parents’ Perspective

High school graduation parties are winding down and you are free to think about fall Orientation, move-in, and logistics for your residential or commuting student.  Join Student Affairs professionals as we discuss students’ mental, physical and emotional transition to college and how you can best support them; especially during the 1st six weeks.    

Click HERE to watch the recording of this webinar.

Wednesday, August 6 at 7:00pm - The Transfer Experience at Pitt

As a transfer student, you already know what college is all about, but you probably have some lingering questions about Pitt and the surrounding Oakland area.  Join us for this webinar where you can learn about everything Pitt--from what the residence halls are like to living in an apartment in Oakland to how to get involved as a transfer student, we’ve got you covered!

Click HERE to watch the recording of this webinar.



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