There is a world of possibilities for undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh. We would love to give you a taste of what that could mean for you, so we’re inviting you and your parents to be our guests!

Like colleges nationwide, the University of Pittsburgh strives to recruit a diverse student population. In fall 2016, more than 1,650 undergraduate Pitt students identified themselves as African American, Hispanic, or Native American. You’ll find a supportive and inclusive culture in an engaging, urban environment. Our unique student body combined with incredible opportunities will help you find your fit.

Visiting campus is one of the most important parts of determining which college is best for you. We offer an on-campus event designed just for high-achieving African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans. You’ll hear details about opportunities and programs available to students like you, as well as the breadth of resources Pitt offers all students. Keynote speakers include:

  • Kathy Humphrey, PhD, Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement, Chief of Staff, Secretary to the Board of Trustees
  • Juan Manfredi, PhD, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies

You’ll love that Pitt offers so many ways to put together a life and a future. We are so confident you will love Pitt that we will reimburse you for travel expenses.

Our World of Possibilities program starts at 8 a.m. on Monday, February 27. If you are planning on arriving on Sunday night, we will be offering dinner, a dance show, and a Discover Pittsburgh bus tour for you. If you plan to join us on Sunday night, please indicate that in your registration. The event begins at 6 p.m. in Alumni Hall.

Once you’ve completed your registration form online, we’ll be back in contact to confirm the details of your visit. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact Tessa Ludin at or 412-624-7711, Jane Byus at or 412-624-7717, or Kate Snyder at or 412-624-7783.

Click here for Monday’s agenda

Do this for us by Monday, February 20…

  1. Complete the online reservation form.
  2. If you live outside of the Pittsburgh area, we will provide overnight accommodations for you and your parents for either the night of Sunday, February 26 or Monday, February 27. You are responsible for making your hotel reservation. To book your reservation, you will be required to provide your credit card information. Your credit card will only be charged in the event that you decide not to attend and do not cancel your hotel reservation 24 hours prior. Please book a room at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place. Call 412-683-2040 and let them know you are part of the World of Possibilities group. There are a limited amount of rooms available. If the hotel is booked, please call Julia (Hoover) Ehlis at 412-383-7361.

…And we’ll give you the opportunity to:

  • Hear a comprehensive group information presentation about the University of Pittsburgh covering academics, admission, financial aid, scholarships, student life, and the benefits of an urban campus.
  • Take a campus tour with a Pitt Pathfinder, one of our student tour guides.
  • Take a Discover Pittsburgh bus tour.


To be reimbursed for your travel expenses please follow these steps:

  • We must have your application in order to reimburse you for travel expenses. Please apply online.
  • Submit all original receipts for your travel expenses. Receipts can be mailed to Julia (Hoover) Ehlis:

    University of Pittsburgh
    Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
    4227 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260
  • Receipts must be received within two weeks of your visit in order to reimburse you for your expenses.
  • Submit a W-9 form. *Please note that you will need your Social Security number to complete the W-9 form. W-9 forms can be submitted the day of the program or e-mailed to Julia (Hoover) Ehlis at

Reimbursement from the university will not exceed the maximum $250 allotted.

  • Reimbursements include:
    • Taxi/Parking/Toll Fees (receipts required)
    • Airfare, bus fare, or train fare (receipts required)
    • Mileage (gas receipts NOT required)
      • The University will calculate mileage rates
    • Meals (receipts required)
      • The maximum reimbursement for total meal amount per day is $54, for example:
        • A student’s/family’s meals for the day total = $100 – the university will only reimburse the $54 per diem.
        • A student’s/ family’s meals for the day total = $40 – the university will only reimburse for $40 for that day.
  • Please allow at least 4-6 weeks processing time before your reimbursement is mailed to you.

Any questions or concerns about reimbursement can be directed to Julia (Hoover) Ehlis at 412-383-7361 or

Note: If you require an accommodation due to a disability, please let us know.