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January 11, 2022

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🎬 A Double Feature 🎬

Start the new semester with the finale of Riding in Cars with Kenyon and the premiere of Dining with the Dean - all right here!

In the final episode of Riding in Cars with Kenyon, Vice Provost Bonner and Dean Panzella discuss moving to the city, Pitt students, Dean Panzella's pup, Beau, and more! Watch now:
Watch the Riding in Cars with Kenyon Finale Here
Dean Panzella sets out to get to know Pitt students and find some good eats in her new series, Dining with the Dean!

In the first episode, Dean Panzella met with Troy and Ranak to talk all things Res Life over some tacos. Watch here:
Note: This video was filmed in November of 2021.
Watch the Dining with the Dean Premiere Here
  • Focus on Well-Being

  • Get Involved in 2022

  • Help Shape Pitt's Financial Wellness Program

  • Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Updates

  • Upcoming Events

  • News and Other Information

Focus on Well-Being

Start the new year and new term with a focus on your well-being! Thrive @ Pitt can help you discover the power of well-being, utilize your strengths, and live your best life.

Get started with Thrive @ Pitt here.

Get Involved in 2022

A new semester is the perfect time to get involved! Whether it's becoming a First-Year Mentor or joining Greek Life, there's a place for everyone. Here are a few ways to get involved now (note any date changes):

Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Updates

Construction is underway for Pitt's new Campus Recreation and Wellness Center! “Our vision is to create a cutting-edge, centrally located wellness and recreation space,” said Vice Provost Bonner.

Set to open in 2024, this student-led initiative will be a state-of-the-art center for fitness, well-being and recreation. Get updates, see renderings, and watch a project video here.

Help Shape Pitt's Financial Wellness Program

The Financial Wellness Program is searching for students to serve on our upcoming branding focus group taking place on Tuesday, January 18 via Zoom. Students who are selected and participate in the focus groups will receive a $25 gift card!
The Financial Wellness Program exists to help students discover the right balance between personal money management and their overall well-being. As a volunteer, you will provide your opinion on key aspects of our branding and how we communicate with students. We would love to hear your thoughts.
Please complete the following focus group registration if you are interested.

Upcoming Events

Fraternity and Sorority Life 101 

Various Dates and Times

FSL 101 sessions will cover basic fraternity and sorority life terminology, expectations for membership, rights and responsibilities of new members, sexual assault prevention, alcohol safety, combating exclusive traditions, hazing education, and transparency about what to expect. Register here.

Virtual Fraternity Teaser 

Thursday, January 20
8 - 9:15 p.m. 

Curious about the fraternities at Pitt? Not sure how to join a fraternity? Join the IFC and NPHC fraternities for a virtual fraternity teaser!  Meet all the chapters and learn how to join. The event will be recorded for those who can't attend live. More info here.

PDM Trivia Night

Thursday, January 20
8 - 10 p.m. 

Join the Pitt Dance Marathon team for a fun virtual trivia night! Find more information and register here.

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Orientation 

Thursday, January 27
8 - 10 p.m.

This orientation will review the Panhellenic recruitment process. Students wanting to participate in formal recruitment must register, attend a Fraternity and Sorority Life 101 session, pay a $15 fee, and meet the academic standards. The fee covers meals, a t-shirt, and other materials needed for recruitment. Register here by Wednesday, January 26 at 11:59 p.m.

Meet and Great with the Internship Team 

WPU Lower Lounge
Monday, January 31
4 - 6 p.m.

Students will have the opportunity to meet and greet with Pitt Career's Internship Team members and spotlight students, learn more about our Internship Week programs, and enjoy warm food! More info here.

Spring Activities Fair 

WPU Main Floor
Tuesday, February 1
1 - 3 p.m.

Come check out over 100 our student organizations at Pitt! Student organization representatives will be on hand to tell you more about their group--this Fair is a great way to find your niche at Pitt! Don't see the organization you're looking for? Check out our Student Organization Directory for a listing of 600+ organizations. 

Wellness Resources

Thrive @ Pitt offers useful tips and resources to help you improve and maintain your well-being while at Pitt so you can build a foundation to help you thrive and become your best self!. 

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is a confidential and interactive library of modules that will help you learn life skills and manage your transition to Pitt.

Learn more about resources available through the University Counseling Center.

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