Orientation Programs

Incoming Pitt graduate students gather at annual orientation picnic

Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh! We are planning numerous events to orient our new graduate or professional students to Pitt and Pittsburgh during both the fall and spring semesters.

These webpages will help you 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. 

New Pitt grad students talk with representative during orientation resource fair
Spring University-wide Orientation

A Spring University-wide Orientation event, hosted by the Office of the Provost – Graduate Studies, will be held for graduate and professional students who are joining Pitt during the spring semester, beginning in 2025.

New Pitt grad students attend orientation program introductory session
Fall Semester University-wide Orientation

The annual Fall University-wide Orientation offers all incoming incoming graduate and professional students for the fall semester the chance to meet key administrative and student leaders.

Check back for updates on the Fall 2024 orientation and picnic, or check out the overview of programming and events held during the Fall 2023 orientation period.