Featured Events

Attendees with panther mascot at grad student orientation picnic
Grad and Professional Student Orientation Activities

Several events take place at the start of the fall semester each year to orient our new graduate or professional students to Pitt and Pittsburgh. Navigate all the activities so you don't miss out on important information about resources and opportunities to engage with your peers from all of the 14 graduate schools.

Jingning Ao presenting her Three Minute Thesis in 2022
Three Minute Thesis Competition

The 3MT competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and  Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), 3MT cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. 

student discussing research poster at graduate biomedical symposium
Workshops and Other Events

Each semester the Office of the Provost - Graduate Studies hosts webinars, resource fairs, and trainings to address topics ranging from graduate program career paths to student-parenting resources. Visit  Workshops and Other Events to see a schedule of upcoming and recent events, often with links to shared materials and session recordings. 

attendees gathered at Graduate Honors Convocation
Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

Each April, the University of Pittsburgh participates in the annual Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week. See the 2022 event page for details about Appreciation Week events.