*Check back for updated information on 2021 school-level orientations
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Within the Dietrich School, each department will organize a program-specific orientation for graduate students.
Graduate School of Public Health
For important information regarding the upcoming academic year for new students, visit GSPH's Orientation webpage.
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
GSPIA will be emailing students orientation videos daily from August 10 through August 13.
A live orientation via Zoom will also be held on August 14.
Links to these videos and the Zoom event will be available in August.
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
Virtual orientation for new Katz PhD students: 8–11a.m., Saturday, August 8.
School of Computing and Information
Stay up to date with SCI graduate orientation details via the link below. Dates and times will be posted as they become available.
School of Dental Medicine
The School of Dental Medicine will hold its new student orientation August 11–14, 2020.
The majority of the presentations will be conducted virtually this year with the exception of Wednesday, August 12, when students will participate in Basic Life Support training as well as “get to know you activities” on campus.
School of Education
The School of Education will host its Fall 2020 Virtual New Student Orientation on Monday, August 17, 2020, 9 a.m.–noon. Visit the Welcome Admitted Students page for information on the virtual orientation, resources, and more.
School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
A school-wide online orientation is held for all incoming SHRS students; a link to the orientation website will have been provided in your admission letter. Additionally, each department will hold its own orientation via Zoom, and link for that will be provided by the program director.
Visit the Orientation webpage for more information.
School of Law
The School of Law will host its orientation Tuesday, August 17, 2021 through Friday, August 20, 2021. Visit the Incoming Student Orientation for the daily schedule and more information.
School of Medicine
Within the School of Medicine, each program will organize a program-specific orientation for graduate students.
School of Nursing
MSN and DNP students enrolled in the School of Nursing must satisfactorily complete an online orientation module.
Please ensure that you are registered for NUR 2044 Graduate Orientation.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Thompson, Student Services Administrator/Ombudsperson, Office of Student Affairs, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
School of Pharmacy
The School of Pharmacy Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences will be holding an orientation on Wednesday Aug. 13 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. EST. The program will also be recorded.
All incoming students will be contacted individually via email with information on the orientation and all required training for Title IX, lab practice and safety, TA orientation, etc.
School of Social Work
Orientations for MSW and PhD students will be available on-demand. Visit the school's Incoming Students webpage for additional resources.
Swanson School of Engineering
Graduate Orientation 2020 will be held virtually on August 18, 2020. Visit the SSOE Grad Orientation webpage for more information.