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Sexual Assault Prevention and Safety 
Alcohol Education
Internship Guarantee
Fall Semester Resources (plan for holiday breaks)

Make More Meaning in The Middle Years

How do you support and advise college students who may be experiencing the "middle years’” slump? Sandy Talbott, Parent and Family Liaison, offers four tips to provide your student with constructive support. 
Family Weekend 2015

From The Office of Student Life

Thank You for making Family Weekend 2015 such a memorable one! (Top left: Pitt's 2015-16 Family of the Year — The Lee Family. Top Right: Fun at Family Bingo. Bottom: Participants enjoyed painting their own version of the Pitt script, which will become the official logo for all athletic teams once again in 2016-17.)

A Message from Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Students, Kenyon Bonner, on Sexual Assault

The issue of sexual violence and misconduct on college campuses has been the subject of national dialogue in recent months, and we have been working hard to address the issue here at Pitt. Please read more about this important issue.

Stay Safe

Together, parents and the Pitt community can help students stay safe. Please discuss these important safety tips with your students. They are provided by Pitt’s Public Safety Department. More safety facts and information can be found at
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

October 19-23: Several activities and educational programs are planned at the University of Pittsburgh during National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, including two popular marquee events open to all students.

From The Office of Parent and Family Resources

We recently sponsored a table with greeting cards, envelopes, and postage so that students could send a note home saying, “Thanks, Mom and Dad!”  Students will have additional opportunities to write home in the following weeks.

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Internship Experience

Internship Guarantee 

When we ask employers what they look for in candidates for full-time positions, the number one answer is more experience! Pitt provides opportunities for experiential learning through it's Internship Prep Program — read more. 

Fall Semester Resources

Majors, Minors, and Certificates: Students can enhance their resumes by adding a major, minor, or certificate to their academic program through the College of General Studies (CGS) by attending the Fall Open House on Thursday, October 15, from 3-6 p.m. on the first floor, Wesley W. Posvar Hall. For more information, visit the Web site or call 412-624-6600.

Free Flu Shots

Student Health Service provides free flu shots to current Pitt students! Click here for dates and locations and encourage your students to get a flu shot.

Buses Home for the Holiday

The Office of Travel Management has teamed up with Panther Central to make it easy for Panthers to get home for the holidays! 
Positive Communication: Supportive parents = more successful students. Linda Sun, Junior Anthropology Major and First Year Mentor, provides insight on how you can establish strong communication expectations with your student. 

"Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night” prevent Pitt students from making it to class!  View Pitt’s Inclement Weather Policy. 

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The University of Pittsburgh
Division of Student Affairs 
Office of Parent and Family Resources
130 William Pitt Union
Pittsburgh, PA 15260 | 412-624-8548

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