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Get an important overview of Pitt Public Health

  • meet department faculty, new, and continuing students
  • meet leaders of student organizations and learn how you can participate in their activities and contribute to governance
  • learn about the academic requirements and opportunities that await you during your Pitt Public Health education
  • experience public health in action in the community with our Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh
  • join us early for a little taste of what's to come with our Sneak Peek:
    • meet your future school, colleagues, and friends
    • tour the building, tour campus, tour Pitt Bridges
    • knock out your first semester to-do list

Orientation Schedule

Wednesday-Friday,  August 22-24, 2018

Sneak Peek
Wednesday, August 22, 3:30 p.m., Pitt Public Health

Come early and get started! Tour the building, tour campus, and take a virtual tour of Pitt Bridges. Get acquainted with the Center for Global Health and the city of Pittsburgh while you mingle with your classmates - new and returning. 

Join us at 3:30 for the full program or by 5:15 to grab a campus tour before the social!   


Thursday, August 23 
Orientation will begin at the University Club
123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome and introduction to Pitt Public Health including:
  • messages from the dean, associate deans for students affairs and education, and student government
  • the Health Sciences Library System
  • academics
  • career services
10:30 a.m. Information Marketplace
11:45 a.m. Department orientation sessions

Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh
Plunge activities will take place at or leave from Pitt Public Health
130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Session A - Thursday, August 23  
After orientation. After you register, your plunge confirmation will give you instructions. 

Session B - Friday, August 24
Start times vary. After you register, your plunge confirmation will tell you when to arrive.   

New Student Picnic
Friday, August 24 

After the plunge (12:30 p.m.), join Dean Burke at his home; transportation provided.


Arrival Checklist

As you prepare for orientation, make sure to complete the New Student Arrival Checklist.


Contact Renee Hill, 412-383-9038, with questions. 

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