For New Students

Welcome to Pitt Public Health!

We're glad you've accepted our offer of admission. Let's get started.

Computing Services and Student Accounts

Look for an email with your official Pitt username and password, which will allow you to activate your student account in the Pitt Portal.

Be sure to watch your Pitt email account for important information.

New Student Orientation

Review the schedule for Orientation and the Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh, complete your Orientation Survey, and make plans to join us August 23-25, 2017. The main Orientation program (August 24) is mandatory for new students. Read more...

Registering for Classes

Some programs will assign advisors at the time of acceptance while others will assign advisors over the summer. Once you have a permanent advisor, you can make an appointment to discuss registration. Review registration instructions and contact your department student services staff with questions. Note: you will not receive a tuition bill until after you register.

U.S. Students – Student Loans

If you're applying for student loans, you must submit the FAFSA form. Read more…

International Students – I-20 Paperwork

Once you have submitted your deposit, the Office of International Services (OIS) will be notified of your acceptance and they will contact you to collect the required paperwork for the I-20 processing. Once processed, OIS will send to you via UPS. You'll receive a tracking number via email. Note: OIS will not process your I-20 forms until they receive all required paperwork. You can contact your advisor to discuss registration, but you have to move to Pittsburgh, sit for the English Language Proficiency exam (if applicable) and check-in with OIS before you can register for classes.

New Student Checklist

For the rest of your next steps, review the New Student Checklist.

Professor Howard Degenholtz laughs with students in hallway


Email the Pitt Public Health Office of Student Affairs.

Register for Orientation

Your PURL was emailed to you in several different communications from the school. If you cannot locate it in your inbox, contact Renee Hill.