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New Student Checklist

Complete this list before you start your first term

  1. Complete your orientation survey (Coming Soon!)
  2. Register for Orientation (Coming Soon!)
  3. Submit proof of immunizations to Student Health Service
  4. Find your new home. Decide which neighborhood is best for you and visit Off-Campus Living for advice on renting or finding a roommate and the Apartment Rental Guide for listings.
  5. Get to know Pitt's campus.
  6. International students: attend orientation with the Office of International Services, located on the 7th floor of the William Pitt Union.
  7. International students: take the English language proficiency test administered by the English Language Institute (ELI). Free for students. Visit their Web site for test dates and procedures.
  8. Register for classes by setting up an appointment with your advisor or the person named in your admission letter. Non-degree students register in the Office of Student Affairs, A519 Crabtree Hall.
  9. After August 1st, and once you are registered, get your student ID at Panther Central in the lobby of Litchfield Tower A.
  10. Learn about public transportation through the Port Authority of Allegheny County. Ride free with your Pitt ID.
  11. Purchase your textbooks at the University Store on Fifth. 
  12. Check your Pitt email for your tuition invoice and important information from the Office of Student Affairs. Remember to check it regularly.
  13. Open your bank account at one of the multiple banks within walking distance of Pitt Public Health, e.g. PNC or Citizens Bank.
  14. Take a break and have some fun! Explore Schenley Park, a green oasis right here in Oakland, or familiarize yourself with a variety of cultural events, sports, and other activities.
  15. Explore the parts of our Web site you may not have visited yet. You'll be using it a lot while you’re here!
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