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Family Weekend

Family Weekend 

October 2-4, 2015: Family Weekend offers a dynamic menu of activities for you and your Panther to enjoy together and make new memories! Highlights include the Pitt Arts Festival, live trivia, painting fun, and a spooktacular adventure at Kennywood Park. Registration closes Tuesday, September 22. Tickets are selling fast!

First-Year Student Involvement

Clayton Lyons, First Year Mentor, provides insight on guiding your student to Pitt opportunities that will positively shape their college experience. The Outside the Classroom Curriculum (OCC) gives a transcript of sorts that they can use to show future employers what they did during their time outside of the classroom!

Watch the video below for first-hand testimonials on the wealth of campus organizations and the benefits of being engaged!
Pitt Vlog 2015: Student Organizations

Be A Good Neighbor

Help us help your off-campus students learn how to create community and celebrate their neighborhood with a Block Party! Two of this year’s four "Be A Good Neighbor" Block Parties were promoted and have already taken place in the North Oakland and Oakcliffe locations. The remaining two will be held at the following locations from 5:30-7:30 p.m.:
  • September 22:  1 Oakland Square (Oakland Square Parklet), serving Oakland Square, Dawson and Parkview section of Central Oakland
  • September 30:  294 Semple Street, serving core streets of Central Oakland, including Meyran, McKee, Louisa and Semple Streets
For more information, visit, or email Community and Governmental Relations at
Career Development and Placement Assistance

Fall Career Prep

Whether trying to select a major or uncovering future ambitions, The Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance (CDPA) offers an array of resources — from one-in-one consultations to insightful events. September programs includes Career Fair Prep Week (and the Fall 2015 Career Fair (Sept. 24). October welcomes back the Majors and Minors Expo (Oct. 7), as well as Internship Week (Oct. 5-9). 

Click here to read how students can make a great impression at the Fall Career Fair! 

Fall Semester Resources

Safety First! Help us keep your students safe: The Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management provides the Pitt community with emergency updates, safety resources, and other preparedness information through our Emergency Preparedness website: We encourage you to share this with your student. 
Residence Life Staff Create a Home Away from Home: Graduate intern Elana Benitez introduces the key staff members within your student's residence hall, and how they are instrumental to the transition of beginning or returning to college. 
"Pitt's Resident Assistants facilitate over 2,000 fun and educational programs a year!

National Scholarship Information Sessions begin at the end of the month: Students interested in pursuing national scholarships should start by attending a 30-minute general scholarship information session to learn the nuts and bolts about the numerous award opportunities and the application process.
Panther Football
New this season, Pitt Athletics is offering a 20% discount on three-game mini packages for families that have a student currently enrolled at Pitt! A limited number of lower level packages start at just $56! Click here to purchase online or call 1-800-643-7488 and mention code “PITT PARENTS” to purchase over the phone. You may also contact us via email at Offer expires November 8, 2015. Purchases not available on any game days.
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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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