Annual Signature Events

New Student Orientation

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 students beginning their first academic year in the spring term. 


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.

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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! 

Internship and Practicum Fair for Graduate Students

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

Friday, December 8, 2023
2-4 p.m.
G23 Public Health

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

  • Americorps
  • Center for Organ Recovery and Education 
  • Pittsburgh Summer Institute (a collaboration between Pitt Public Health and ACHD)
  • Bridging the Gaps
  • Jewish Healthcare Foundation
  • MidAtlantic Regional Public Health Training Center
  • Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations

And presentations by sites, faculty and students!

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 Ceremony

The annual Pitt Public Health Graduation Ceremony is held at the end of the spring term. The next event will honor graduates from June, August, and December of 2023 and April of 2024 on April 26 at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.

2024 Graduation

University-wide Undergraduate Commencement