Our First Year Experience office is designed to assist our newest Pitt Panthers transition into our community, starting with New Student Orientation that includes fun activities for students like the traditional Ice Cream Social, Global Carnivale, the Pre-Class Bash, and even a shopping trip to Target to fill up your residence hall room.

Other programming consists of academic sessions specific to your school, the Student Activities Fair showcasing the more than 400+ student organizations on campus, and a World Record Attempt by the new freshman class!

First Year Experience doesn’t stop after orientation week. We continue to provide activities designed with you in mind, like free movie screenings, volunteer and service projects, a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game, and behind the scenes tours of the Career Fair. Oh, and did we mention that most events feature free food, drinks, and giveaways?

Our First Year Mentors will serve as your guide for First Year Experience events. First Year Mentors are a diverse and enthusiastic group of Panther upperclassmen helping build your connection to Pitt and make your first year here enjoyable and fulfilling. We can’t wait to meet you during Orientation!