We offer our main orientation for new students once a year before the start of the fall term. We offer a truncated spring program for graduate student beginning their first academic year in the spring term. Stay tuned for more information on the Spring 2023 and Fall 2023 events.

Welcome to Pitt Public Health! We are excited to welcome you to your first term during our upcoming New Student Orientation. (Fall 2022 information). 

Undergraduate Students

New students to the University of Pittsburgh (both first-year and transfer students) will follow the University's Welcome Week schedule August 21-28. The required academic session with the School of Public Health will be on Friday, August 26. 

Welcome Week information was sent to your Pitt email in July. 

Read more about University Orientation

Graduate Students 

There will be three orientations for graduate students, University, school, and department/program level held between August 22-26. 

University of Pittsburgh Graduate Student Orientation
Tuesday, August 23, 2-6:30 p.m. 
More details on University-wide Orientation for graduate students.

School of Public Health Graduate Student Orientation
Wednesday, August 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Including a welcome from Dean Lichtveld, a resource fair and community-building programming.


Department/Program Orientation

Days/times vary by department. Contact your department student services staff for more information. 

Learn about other graduate student orientation events, such as International Student Orientation, New Teaching Assistant Orientation, and a Supporting Trans and Non-Binary Students Resource Fair from the Office of the Provost.