New Student Checklist

Complete this list before you start your first term

  1. Complete your orientation survey (deadline has passed)
  2. Register for Orientation (Invitations were sent out the week of July 16)
  3. Submit proof of immunizations to Student Health Service.
  4. Find your new home. Decide which neighborhood is best for you and visit Off-Campus Living for advice on renting or finding a roommate and the Apartment Rental Guide for listings.
  5. Get to know Pitt’s campus.
  6. International students: attend orientation with the Office of International Services, located on the seventh floor of the William Pitt Union.
  7. International students: take the English language proficiency test administered by the English Language Institute (ELI). Free for students. Visit their Web site for test dates and procedures.
  8. Register for classes by setting up an appointment with your advisor or the person named in your admission letter. Non-degree students register in the Pitt Public Health office of student affairs, room G009.
  9. After August 1, and once you are registered, get your student ID at Panther Central in the lobby of Litchfield Tower A.
  10. Learn about public transportation through the Port Authority of Allegheny County. Ride free with your Pitt ID.
  11. Purchase your textbooks at the University Store on Fifth.
  12. Check your Pitt email for your tuition invoice and important information from the Office of Student Affairs. Remember to check it regularly.
  13. Open your bank account at one of the multiple banks within walking distance of Pitt Public Health, e.g. PNC or Citizens Bank.
  14. Take a break and have some fun! Explore Schenley Park, a green oasis right here in Oakland, or familiarize yourself with a variety of cultural events, sports, and other activities.
  15. Explore the parts of our Web site you may not have visited yet. You’ll be using it a lot while you’re here!
New students at 2015 Orientation

First Semester To-Do List

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