Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 16

Instagram Live with FYMs

Real-time interactive way for new students to see behind the scenes of First Year Mentors office hours, and meet with staff members and students who facilitate student involvement and development. Follow up on Instagram: Pittfyms and join the chat and get real-time answers!

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online - Register Below

Friday, July 17

Webinar for Graduate International Students

Thie webinar will feature presenters to discuss Fall 2020 academic options, immigration information, and more.
Presenters:

  • Belkys Torres, Executive Director for Global Engagement, University Center for International Studies
  • Jennifer Walker, Academic Affairs Manager, Office of the Provost
  • Delo Blough, Director, Office of International Services
  • Sara Jones, Associate Director, Office of International Services 
8:00am to 9:00am
Online - Register Below

Friday, July 17

How To: Get Involved on Campus

Highly Recommended by International Students!
 
Sessions for Service and Community Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Academic Clubs, Fraternities and Sororities, and Club Sports featuring leaders from each of these groups as well as FYMs. Guest hosts and FYMs will discuss getting involved, any leadership roles, how they find involvement beneficial, and then open for questions.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Online - Register Below

Saturday, July 18

Pre-Arrival Checklist: Start Orientation

You are now legally able to enter the United States with an August orientation start date on your I-20 or DS-2019.  Please log-in to My OIS to complete this section of the Pre-Arrival Checklist before you attend the OIS Orientation events.

(All day)
My OIS

Learn some Pittsburghese

The Pittsburgh region has some language that is all our own.  Here is a list of some of the words and phrases unique to Pittsburgh, so you can start to add them to your English vocabulary.

Saturday, July 18

Global Ties Virtual Hangout

Global Ties is happy to announce that we are inviting all undergraduate international students to weekly Zoom sessions (#GlobalTiesWeCare). You will get to chat with other international students and Global Ties Mentors in the month of April.
 
Curious how others are doing? You can learn tips about grocery delivery, chat about classes and pass/fail options, and just have fun. You do not have to join for the entire time; you are welcome to drop in at any time. If there are many participants, we will break out into smaller chatrooms so you can have a personalized conversation. You have to RSVP so we know who will be joining us. Once we have your information, we will send you a reminder email with the zoom link when it gets closer.
 
We care about you and would like to know how you’re doing. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Kyoungah Lee (KYL25@pitt.edu). We look forward to chatting with you soon!

9:00pm to 11:00pm
Online - Register Below

2020 Summer Pre-Arrival Sessions Series: Major Sessions

Each session will be hosted by a Global Ties Mentor with experience in the designated major or school. They will tell you about their experience with classes, professors, and career opportunities in that department or school. At United States universities, it is common to enter with an undecided major, or to change majors. If you’re interested in multiple areas of study, we encourage you to attend multiple sessions!

Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences: Math and Sciences departments, including Health Sciences:  If you are interested in studies math or a science (such as physics, biology, or psychology), this is the session for you. This also includes students on the pre-med track.

 

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Zoom

Sunday, July 19

2020 Summer Pre-Arrival Sessions Series: Major Sessions

Each session will be hosted by a Global Ties Mentor with experience in the designated major or school. They will tell you about their experience with classes, professors, and career opportunities in that department or school. At United States universities, it is common to enter with an undecided major, or to change majors. If you’re interested in multiple areas of study, we encourage you to attend multiple sessions!

Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences: Linguistics, Languages, and Literatures departments: Did you know that Pitt offers classes in 35 different languages? If you’d like to take a class, major or minor in a language, then this is the session for you. Plus, learn about the world of linguistics.

 

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Zoom

Monday, July 20

Online Orientation for Undergraduates

Pitt’s Online Orientation for new first-year and transfer students is a series of required information modules, videos, and quizzes to help you prepare for college. This includes scheduling a meeting with your academic advisor and registering for courses online. In early June, details and instructions on how to access the Online Orientation will be sent to your e-mail.

(All day)
Online - Register Below

Watch the Mentor Monday Vlog!

Every Monday, New Student Programs will release a vlog that is filmed by First Year Mentors to share an aspect of student life, tips for new students to connect with campus virtually, and get ready for Pitt experience!

(All day)
Online - Register Below