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Orientation

Get an important overview of Pitt Public Health

  • meet department faculty, new, and continuing students
  • meet leaders of student organizations and learn how you can participate in their activities and contribute to governance
  • learn about the academic requirements and opportunities that await you during your Pitt Public Health education
  • experience public health in action in the community with our Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh
  • join us early for a little taste of what's to come with our Sneak Peek:
    • meet your future school, colleagues, and friends
    • tour the building, tour campus, tour Pitt Bridges
    • knock out your first semester to-do list

Orientation Schedule

Wednesday-Friday,  August 23-25

Note: this is a draft schedule for 2017. It will be finalized, registration will open, and all new students will receive an invitation in July. 

Sneak Peek
Wednesday, August 23, 3:30 p.m., Pitt Public Health

Join us at 3:30 for the full program or by 4:30 to grab a campus tour before the social! 

3:30 p.m. Check-in
4 p.m.  Pitt Bridges presentation
Building Tours Campus Tour Complete Your First Semester To-Do List
4:45 p.m.  Pitt Bridges presentation (repeat) Campus Tour (repeat)
5 p.m.               Social
Join student government officers and other current students to learn what they love about Pittsburgh and Pitt Public Health

Orientation

Thursday, August 24 
Orientation will begin at the University Club
123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome and introduction to Pitt Public Health including:
  • messages from the dean, associate deans for students affairs and education, and student government
  • the Health Sciences Library System
  • academics
  • career services
10:45 a.m. Information Marketplace
11:45 a.m. Department orientation sessions

Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh
Plunge activities will take place at or leave from Pitt Public Health
130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Session A - Thursday, August 24  
After orientation. After you register, your plunge confirmation will give you instructions. 

Session B - Friday, August 25
Start times vary. After you register, your plunge confirmation will tell you when to arrive. 

We're still working on the 2017 Plunge schedule.   

New Student Picnic
Friday, August 25 

After the plunge (12:30 p.m.), join Dean Burke's at his home; transportation provided


Arrival Checklist

As you prepare for orientation, make sure to complete the New Student Arrival Checklist.

Questions?

Contact Karrie Lukin with questions about Orientation. Contact Caitlin McCullough with questions about the Sneak Peek, Plunge into Public Health, or the registration form. 

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