Annual Signature Events

Open House

Our annual event for prospective applicants to get to know Pitt Public Health and explore careers in public health. We are still planning our fall open house for 2023. In the meantime, check out info from the 2022 event and get ready to join us next year! 

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APHA Annual Meeting

Pitt Public Health students, faculty and alumni have a big presence each year at the annual APHA Annual Meeting & Expo, the largest and most influential annual gathering of public health professionals coming to present, learn and find inspiration. Thousands of public health professionals come together to learn, network and advance their careers.

If you'll be participating this fall, be sure to touch base with your Pitt colleagues who will be presenting. Or, if you're unable to attend, stay up on what's happening via social media.

Be at the forefront of the industry. Attend the largest and most talked about event in the industry. Register today for APHA! 

National Public Health Week

Since 1995, when the first full week of April was declared National Public Health Week (NPHW), communities across the United States have observed the time as an opportunity to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the public’s health. It’s a time to unite around critical issues and focus our collective energy on the singular goal of helping people live longer, happier, healthier lives. Find out more at

Internship and Practicum Fair for Graduate Students

Everything you need to know about how to find your practicum and have a successful experience. 

Featuring a number of organizations to speak to you about potential summer internships and how to apply for them, including:

  • Pitt Pharmacy
  • UPMC’s Tobacco Treatment Services
  • Americorps
  • Allegheny County Health Department
  • Bridging the Gaps
  • Jewish Family and Community Services
  • Jewish Healthcare Foundation
  • Center for Organ Recovery and Education 
  • MidAtlantic Regional Public Health Training Center
  • Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations
  • Greater Pittsburgh Area Food Bank 
Dean's Day — Graduate Student Research Presentations

Since 1999, Dean’s Day—Pitt Public Health’s annual showcase of student research—has hosted poster sessions during which students present their work to the multidisciplinary Pitt Public Health community.

To participate, students must prepare and submit an abstract. All students who submit abstracts give poster presentations. All currently matriculated Pitt Public Health students are eligible to compete, with the exception of the previous year’s first place master’s and doctoral winners.

Dean's Day

Graduation Ceremonies

The Pitt Public Health Graduation ceremony for graduate programs is held at the end of the spring term. The next event will honor graduates from June, August, and December of 2022 and April of 2023 on April 29 at 11 a.m. at the David Lawrence Convention Center. Graduates and their families are also invited to a special event surrounding a new Jonas Salk exhibit on April 28 at 4 p.m. 

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2023 Graduation

University-wide Undergraduate Commencement