Orientation

Welcome to Pitt Public Health! 

We are excited to share details for our upcoming Fall 2021 Student Orientation. 
This year we will be holding Orientation in-person from August 22-26. 

Visit this page to stay up-to-date on incoming student summer programming, the orientation schedule, and registration. Keep checking your Pitt email for details as they unfold. 


Unable to attend in person? Have no fear! Find recorded links for each session below.


Getting Around the Public Health Building (PDF)

2021 Orientation Schedule - August 22-26, 2021

Pitt Public Health
130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

For questions, directions, and other resources this week, visit the Office of Student Affairs on the first floor of the Public Health building, just to the left of the main entrance!

Sunday, August 22

Maximize Pittsburgh Trolley Tour, 10:30 a.m. (90 minutes)

Monday, August 23

Pitt Public Health

Maximize Certificate roundtable, 10-11 a.m.

Maximize Introduction to Mentoring in Higher Ed, 11-11:45 a.m.

Maximize it's time to stop googling and do real research! Your pitt public health research librarian can help, 12:30-1 p.m.

Maximize The Fundamentals of Presentations, 1-2 p.m.

Maximize social media and public health: Lessons Learned the Hard Way, 2-3 p.m.

Maximize Campus Tours +Campus/City Features!, 3-4:30 p.m.

tuesday, august 24

Pitt Public Health

Maximize Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Tips To Begin Your Academic Career Out Right By Learning To Network, 10-11 a.m.

Maximize Introduction to Mentoring in Higher Ed, 11-11:45 a.m.

Maximize It's time to stop googling and do real research! Your pitt public health research librarian can help, 12:30-1 p.m.

Maximize The Fundamentals of Presentations, 1-2 p.m.

Wednesday, august 25

Both sessions begin a couple of blocks from the school at the
University Club
123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Look for signage directing you to the Pitt Public Health Orientation registration table where you'll check-in with Student Affairs staff.

Maximize first-year student orientation welcome, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Maximize Second-year student mix and mingle, 2-4 p.m.

thursday, august 26

Sign-in outside the Office of Student Affairs on the first floor of the Public Health building.

Maximize plunge into public health, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Orientation and COVID

Reflective of University policies toward COVID-19 and in-person, indoor events, masks must be worn at all times regardless of vaccination status. The University is closely monitoring the COVID case situation in the county and at the University – if there are any changes, we will be in touch with updated procedures


Stay up-to-date on the University of Pittsburgh COVID policies online here:

Minimize Free Vaccine Clinics

The Pitt CoVax Vaccination Center offers all three vaccines to the public. Check out Plan Your COVID-19 Vaccination to register yourself (or a friend!) for a scheduled time slot. Walk-ins welcome!

Graduate and Professional Student Vaccination Clinic
Tuesday, August 24
12:00 - 7 p.m.
Mark A. Nordenberg Hall
Book an appointment

Arrival Checklist

As you prepare for orientation, make sure to complete the new student arrival checklist.

Questions?

Email stuaff@pitt.edu with questions. 

Prepare. Connect. Discover - eNewsletter for incoming Pitt Public Health students

View recent issues of this e-newsletter to stay up on the latest news and activities for incoming students:

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Important Notices

New Student Checklist
Learn about important information for the academic year and keep track of items as they are completed.

Academic Integrity Module 
Pitt Public Health strives to maintain a culture of academic excellence. Learn what is expected of you by completing the required Module - required completion date for Fall 2021 is September 7, 2021. Check your Pitt email for the link. Learn more about the University's Academic Integrity Guidelines here. 

Title IX Training 
Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in education. Title IX protects all members of the University community. Fall 2021 required completion date is September 7, 2021. Check your Pitt email for the link.

Student Immunization Requirements
The University requires documentation of immunization against:

  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • German Measles
  • Chicken Pox

All incoming students must submit proof of such immunizations. Not sure where to go? Check out these immunization clinics in our area.

Maximize University-Wide Orientations