Log in here to register for your PittStart session or save your spot to spend the night on campus.

Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh, Class of 2021!

It's time for you to join us on campus for PittStart, your academic freshman orientation program. At your PittStart session, you will plan your fall classes, shape your unique academic path, and begin the transition to college.

Attendance at one summer PittStart session is mandatory for all incoming freshmen.

Parents/Guardians: You are not required to attend PittStart, but we do offer optional family programming. Take a look at our family agendas for more information!

Transfer students: PittStart programming is designed specifically for freshman transitioning to Pitt directly from high school. Transfer Students are invited to attend Pitt's New and Transfer Student Orientation. You can get more information here.

In order to register for PittStart you will need to do the following:

  • Pay your tuition deposit online.
  • Get your 7-digit student ID number from your email (we will send this to you in your PittStart registration email within 3-5 business days after you pay your deposit).

Registration Form

Log in here to register for PittStart and/or sign up to spend the night in the Litchfield Towers on campus the night of your PittStart session. Please note that signing up for accommodations is a separate step and registering for PittStart doesn't automatically get you a spot in Towers!

Please choose a date wisely as you will not be able to change your PittStart date after you register.

Note: Your $300 enrollment fee includes a $100 tuition deposit and a $200 PittStart fee.