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 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 events
  • Join us early for a little taste of what’s to come at Orientation Kickoff:
    • Meet your future school, colleagues, and friends
    • Compete in a building scavenger hunt, tour campus
    • Discover local volunteer organizations, view student practicum projects

Registration will take place on your personal website (PURL). Information will be sent closer to the date.

Minimize 2019 Orientation Schedule

Wednesday-Thursday, August 21–22, 2019

Wednesday, August 21

Orientation Kickoff: 4 p.m., Pitt Public Health
130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Kick-off the academic year at Pitt Public Health by touring the building and/or campus; learning about local volunteer opportunities and resources; investigating recent student practicum projects; finish the night off with a Taste of Pittsburgh social with faculty, staff, and returning students (5:30 p.m.).

Thursday, August 22

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
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.

School-wide Italian Ice Social: 4 p.m., Pitt Public Health Commons
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to enjoy Italian ice, while taking some time to welcome our new students.

Friday, August 23
No events planned by Student Affairs

MONDAY-Tuesday, August 26-27, 2019

Welcome Back: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pitt Public Health Commons
Get re-oriented with the Office of Student Affairs and learn about upcoming events.

Orientation Manual

An 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.


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