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Panther Parents Association
Nov.15 Issue
Study Abroad Prep | Fall Semester Resources (Savings Plans, Winter Move-out, Meal Plans, Final Exams) | Family Feedback | Book Scholarship | Self Defense Workshop | PMADD Recap | Important Dates

Study Abroad Conversations & Webinar

Has your student approached you about wanting to study abroad? Sandy Talbott, Parent and Family Liaison, offers eight steps for positively discussing this "worldly" topic. Take part in a free webinar on Monday, November 16: “You Want to Go Where and Do What?!
PittAdvantage Grant Recipient
Emeka Ukaga studied abroad in Florence, Italy this past summer. After completing the Outside of the Classroom Curriculum (OCC), Ukaga was eligible to apply for the PittAdvantage Grant. He received the scholarship, helping to fund his travels and support his career passion for architecture.

Tap into these Resources before the Semester Ends! 

Student Payment Center: Important updates regarding College Savings Plans (Pennsylvania 529), as well as monthly payment options for Spring 2016. Questions can be answered at, writing to, or by calling 412-624-7520.

Winter Recess Move-out Reminder

  • Winter Recess: Bus tickets went on sale at Panther Panther Central on 10/29.
  • All residence halls will close at noon on December, 20. Apartment-style residents will remain open.
  • It is encouraged that students leave for winter break within 24 hours of their last final exam.
  • The residence halls will be closed from December 20-January 3 and will reopen at 2 p.m. on January 4.
  • Students do NOT have to move all of their personal belongings home. 
  • More details and instructions on Winter Recess!

Meal Plan Balance

Please encourage your students to eat on campus and utilize their plan! Dining Passes will NOT roll over to the spring term, but Dining Dollars can roll over. Dining Dollar rollover only occurs when students maintain the same dining tier or increase their plan for the spring term! For more information regarding meal plans, please go to the Dining Services Web site!
Final Exam Prep

Final Exams 101

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) prepares and supports students in their academic endeavors. Here are some tips that will help you discuss finals with your students. To navigate Final Exam Schedule: Review these FAQs.

Family Celebration and Feedback 

Your input is VALUED! Please completing this brief survey so that we may better serve Pitt Parents. 

Congratulations to the Lee Family whose daughter, Jessica, was the winner of this year’s Family of the Year Essay Contest. Encourage your student to apply this spring for the 2016 Family of the Year!
Lee Family
Lee Family with Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Students, Kenyon Bonner
Restaurant Favorites
Pitt Foody Family Favorites!
Help us create a list of Pitt family favorite area restaurants by completing this survey! Results will be printed in the December Panther Connections newsletter to help you plan a future outing with your student.

Book Scholarship Opportunity

Encourage your undergraduate student to check out Pitt Program Council’s Book Fund Scholarship by visiting Room M30 in the William Pitt Union or www.ppc.pitt.eduApplications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 20.

Self Defense Classes Continue

Pitt Police offers self-defense classes for student. For more information click here.
PMADD 2015

Pitt Make A Difference Day

Thank You from the Office of PittServes: On October 24, over 3,000 students from the University of Pittsburgh ventured out to perform a variety of service projects for more than 115 service organizations in the Pittsburgh region.

Save the Dates

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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