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Panther Parents Association


Staying Connected with Your Student

Sandy Talbott, Parent and Family Liaison, shares three guidelines for maintaining a strong and informed connection with your student this year!

Alcohol Edu and Haven 

Encourage and support your student to make positive, safe, choices and understand their environment. While this article is designed specifically for first year students, all parents will benefit from the information and related links.

Commitment to Diversity

Our campus community is committed to a provide an atmosphere where all students can learn from each other as well as from a diverse faculty and staff. Learn more about Pitt's efforts to cultivate a inclusive learning environment, a significant pillar in the University's new Strategic Plan.

Orientation Preview Video

Orientation is here!! 

What will New and Transfer Student Orientation (August 24-30) be like? 
First Year Mentor Stephanie Gargone shares the student perspective of what to expect from Orientation Week 2015! 
A full schedule of events is online and limited hard copies will be offered at Orientation Station.

New Parent and Family Orientation (August 24-26): Celebrate this inaugural occasion by attending sessions with your student as time and your schedule permits.  A gold icon in the online schedule indicates programs which are specifically designed for parents. Don’t forget to display the parking pass on the dashboard of your car! Please send questions to

Be A Good Neighbor

Be A Good Neighbor

Pitt’s Community and Governmental Relations Office strives to teach off-campus students to be good neighbors. A helpful tool is the Student Guide to Campus Life. It contains instructions for off-campus budgeting, students’ rights and responsibilities, and more. 

Resources for Fall Semester

Meal Plans: Planning meals is difficult enough for one week, let alone the next 15. Read how Pitt Dining Services is striving to help you and your student make selections for the fall. 

Military Family Resources: Military families should check out the Office of Veterans services for information on scholarships and other benefits at

National Scholarships Advise: Does your student have educational aspirations beyond the classroom? Pitt can guide them to opportunities with few boundaries!

Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2015

October 2-4: Spend time with your student, explore campus, visit a local attraction, or encounter the cultural arts. We’ve got a bit of everything for every family! View the schedule and register at
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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