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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
    • compete in a building scavenger hunt, tour campus
    • participate in a career services activity, view student practicum projects

We're still planning our fall 2019 orientation program, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, August 21-Friday, August 23, 2019. Check out our most recent program and stay tuned for this year's details. 

Students starting in the spring term are invited to a scaled-down version of orientation on Friday, January 4, 2019 via email. 

Orientation Schedule

Wednesday-Friday,  August 22-24, 2018

Wednesday, August 22

Sneak Peak- 3:30 p.m., Pitt Public Health
130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261


Come early and get started! Get a sneak peak of Pitt Public Health by touring the building and/or campus; participating in an interactive and fun career services activity; investigating recent student practicum projects; finish the night off with a Taste of Pittsburgh social. 

Join us at 3:30 p.m. for the full program or by 5:15 p.m. for the social!

Thursday, August 23 

Orientation- 8 a.m., University Club and Pitt Public Health

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

8:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
 8:30 a.m. Welcome and introduction to Pitt Public Health
10:15 a.m. Information Marketplace
11:30 a.m. Department orientation sessions


Plunge into Public Health- 1:30 p.m., Pitt Public Health or other locations
Session A plunge activities will take place at or leave from Pitt Public Health
130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

After you register for orientation and choose which plunges you would like to participate in, more information will be made available.

Friday, August 24

Plunge into Public Health- morning start times vary, Pitt Public Health
Session B plunge activities will take place at Pitt Public Health
130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

After you register for orientation and choose which plunges you would like to participate in, more information will be made available. 

New Student Picnic- 12:30 p.m., Dean Burke's home
Transportation will be provided from Pitt Public Health to the dean's home. The buses will leave at approximately 12:15 p.m.

Monday, August 27

Welcome Back- 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 5th Avenue Entrance
Join the Office of Student Affairs to get a welcome back treat and take a quick tour of our new office. 

Orientation Manual

Orientation manual is available to download for faculty, staff, and students. 

Arrival Checklist

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

Orientation Photos

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Questions?

Contact Renee Hill, 412-383-9038, with questions. 

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