School-Level Orientations

Planning is underway for the 2022 school orientation events, and some information below may point to activities in 2021. Please check back for updates. 

Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Within the Dietrich School, each department will organize a program-specific orientation for graduate students.

School of Public Health

For important information regarding the upcoming academic year for new students, visit Pitt Public Health's Orientation webpage.

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

GSPIA will be emailing students orientation videos daily from August 10 through August 13.

A live orientation via Zoom will also be held on August 14.

Links to these videos and the Zoom event will be available in August.

Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business

The Katz MS and MBA online orientation activities run August 10 through 14. View the MS Orientation Schedule and the MBA Orientation Schedule.

Virtual orientation for new Katz PhD students: 8–11a.m., Saturday, August 8.

School of Computing and Information

Stay up to date with SCI graduate orientation details via the link below. Dates and times will be posted as they become available.

School of Dental Medicine

Check back for updates.

School of Education

Visit the Welcome Admitted Students page for information on the virtual orientation, resources, and more.

School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

A school-wide online orientation is held for all incoming SHRS students; a link to the orientation website will have been provided in your admission letter. Additionally, each department will hold its own orientation via Zoom, and link for that will be provided by the program director.  

Visit the Orientation webpage for more information.

School of Law

The School of Law will host its orientation Tuesday, August 17, 2021, through Friday, August 20, 2021. Visit the Incoming Student Orientation for the daily schedule and more information.

School of Medicine

Within the School of Medicine, each program will organize a program-specific orientation for graduate students.

School of Nursing

MSN and DNP students enrolled in the School of Nursing must satisfactorily complete an online orientation module.

Please ensure that you are registered for NUR 2044 Graduate Orientation.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Thompson, Student Services Administrator/Ombudsperson, Office of Student Affairs, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences will be holding an orientation on Wednesday Aug. 13 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. EST. The program will also be recorded.

All incoming students will be contacted individually via email with information on the orientation and all required training for Title IX, lab practice and safety, TA orientation, etc.

Questions? Contact Maggie Folan or Lori Altenbaugh.

School of Social Work

Orientations for MSW and PhD students will be available on-demand. Visit the school's Incoming Students webpage for additional resources.

Swanson School of Engineering

Visit the SSOE Grad Orientation webpage for more information.