2017 TENTATIVE AUGUST STUDENT SCHEDULE

Day One (Strongly Recommended)

Breakfast and dinner today and tomorrow may be purchased using your fall term meal plan at any of the available on-campus dining facilities. In addition all PittStart students have $8 on their Panther Card to be used today for lunch, and families receive a complimentary family meal pass. Restaurant options are also available in the Guidebook app.

Time Event/Description Location
7 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Residence Hall Move-In
You may begin moving into your fall term residence hall at 7 a.m. Afterward, be sure to stop by Panther Central and pick up your new student ID.
Various Locations
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Paper Placement Exams (For students only)
This testing is for students who need to complete the following placement exams that are only offered on campus in a paper format: Music Theory, Latin, Russian, and Portuguese.
Advising Center, 2nd Floor, Thackeray Hall
9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. PittStart Check-In
You can officially check in for your PittStart session at this time. We encourage all PittStart participants to check in at this time if you wish to participate in all Day One events.
*Extended PittStart Check-In will be available until 5:00 pm in the Alumni Hall Ballroom for those students unable to check in between 9:00 am and 9:30 am.*
Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, University Club
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Swanson School of Engineering Family Information Session
This welcome session is intended to help Swanson School of Engineering students and their families plan their Pittstart experience and think ahead to some issues that they may need to plan for in the first year of college.
Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, University Club
10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Welcome Session & Dismissals
Join us as we welcome you as a new member of the Pitt family!
Room L-9, 1st Floor, Clapp Hall
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Class Dismissed: Now What?
Meet Pitt Pathfinders to learn how to get involved on campus and make the most of your Pitt experience.
Room 343, 3rd Floor, Alumni Hall
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch Break
Grab a bite to eat at one of the many on or off-campus eateries with the complimentary $8 on your Panther Card (University ID). Eat with the Pathfinders or venture on your own. Restaurant options are available in the Guidebook app.
Groups Depart from Room 343, 3rd Floor, Alumni Hall
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. University Resource Fair
Stop in and talk with representatives from various University departments.
Ballroom, 1st Floor, Alumni Hall
1:15 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. Panther Central Presentation
Panther Central is the University’s concierge service provider and your go-to place for all the essentials of daily living on campus, from Pitt IDs and housing, to meal plans and transportation.
Auditorium, 7th Floor, Alumni Hall
1:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. Make-Up Online Placement Exams (For students only)
This testing is for students who need to complete the following online placement exams: Math, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Computer Lab (B-40), Basement, Alumni Hall
2:15 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Managing Student Finances
Every student and parent needs to understand how to pay for college. Student Financial Services and Financial Aid Counselors explain the student account and share payment options, due dates, financial aid requirements, and financial literacy tips. All student attendees will have the opportunity to win a $500 Book Award for the University Store on Fifth!
Auditorium, 7th Floor, Alumni Hall
4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. Computer and Web Resources Presentation
Join members of Computing Services to obtain helpful information on Campus Computing Labs, Internet connectivity, important websites (e.g. course listings and software downloads) and your student email/financial accounts.
Assembly Room, Main Floor, William Pitt Union
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Student Affairs: Life on Campus
In this entertaining presentation, you will meet your 2016 First Year Mentors as they act out everyday situations on college campuses. Break-out discussion sessions with the Mentors and University staff will follow the performances.
Assembly Room, Main Floor, William Pitt Union
New Student Orientation events begin at 7:30 p.m.
Please refer to the New Student Orientation Schedule for complete details.

Day Two (Mandatory)

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner today may be purchased using your fall term meal plan at any of the available on-campus dining facilities. Restaurant options are also available in the Guidebook app.

Time Event/Description Location
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. PittStart Check-In
Mandatory for Swanson School of Engineering Students
Everyone will officially check in for the Engineering portion of their PittStart session now.
Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, University Club
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Swanson School of Engineering Advising Meeting
Mandatory for Swanson School of Engineering Students
The Swanson School of Engineering First-Year Program staff will introduce students to the undergraduate curriculum in the First-Year Engineering Program. This session will prepare students for their group registration meetings later today.
Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, University Club
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Registration Meetings
Mandatory for Swanson School of Engineering Students
Group registration appointments with your PittStart advisor will occur at this time. Advising appointments and locations are ONLY assigned during the 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Advising Meeting, so be sure NOT to miss that meeting. Peer Advisors will also be available to answer questions and help students make schedules.
Various Locations
11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
Restaurant options are available in the Guidebook app.
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Find Your Fall Term Classrooms
Pathfinder escorts will be available at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. Please bring your fall class schedule.
Departs from Ballroom, 1st Floor, Alumni Hall
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. PittStart Check-Out
All students must check out of their PittStart session to ensure that you have completed all necessary tasks before leaving campus. Submit your PittStart survey via the Guidebook app, and get a free PittStart t-shirt at Check-Out!
Ballroom, 1st Floor, Alumni Hall