Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 4

Learn about Pittsburgh Attractions

Pittsburgh has been recognized as THE place to live and visit by different magazines in the past few years.  This article highlights some of the Pittsburgh attractions that explain why people love to be here!

Friday, August 6

Friday Forum with Richard Sherman!

All incoming and current Pitt international students are welcome to come and ask questions!

Richard Sherman grew up in Massachusetts, but is now a “Yinzer” (Pittsburgh resident). He has been working with international students at Pitt since 2012. In his free time, Richard likes running, cooking, playing board games (like Azul, Ticket to Ride, Catan) with his family, and following his favorite professional sports teams (Boston Celtics; Everton, Borussia Dortmund).

8:30am to 9:30am
Online - Register Below

Friday, August 6

Scholar Orientation

Attendance at orientation is required for all new J-1 scholars and interns. Scholars and interns will learn basic immigration regulations relevant to their status, and general information for adjustment to Pittsburgh and the surrounding community, and will also receive informational packets for future reference during their stay. Please bring passport, visa, I-94 and DS-2019 with you to the orientation.

10:30am to 12:00pm
Online - Register Below

Sunday, August 8

Neighborhood Flea

Neighborhood Flea is a vibrant, pop up urban marketplace offering an inspired shopping experience in Pittsburgh's Strip District.  For more information, visit the Neighborhood Flea website.

10:00am to 3:00pm
27th and Railroad Streets

Monday, August 9

Add Your Name to Namecoach

Login to My Pitt and search for NameCoach, then enter your name.  You can add the pronounciation, your pronouns, and your name history.  This will help everyone at Pitt hear how to say your name and learn more about you.  You can also hear how to pronounce others' names by viewing their NameCoach pages (as an example, view the OIS Staff page)

Thursday, August 12

Global Ties Program

No matter where you call home, the Global Ties program provides many opportunities for you to become one of Pitt’s global citizens. Meet the Global Ties Mentors and find out how you can become involved and participate in cultural and global leadership events. Ask us about the fall Global Getaway retreat!
 
 
 

12:00pm to 1:00pm
William Pitt Union room 630

Friday, August 13

Take a Virtual Tour of the Nationality Rooms

The Nationality Rooms are located on the first and third floors of the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning. The rooms were designed to represent the culture of various ethnic groups that settled in Allegheny County and are supported by these cultural groups and governments. The rooms are also in use as University classrooms.  The Nationality Rooms have recently begun virtual tours so you can enjoy these rooms at any time.  Enjoy visiting these incredible rooms online!

Friday, August 13

Friday Forum

All incoming and current Pitt international students are welcome to come and ask questions!

8:30am to 9:30am
Online - Register Below

Friday, August 13

Scholar Orientation

Attendance at orientation is required for all new J-1 scholars and interns. Scholars and interns will learn basic immigration regulations relevant to their status, and general information for adjustment to Pittsburgh and the surrounding community, and will also receive informational packets for future reference during their stay. Please bring passport, visa, I-94 and DS-2019 with you to the orientation.

10:30am to 12:00pm
Online - Register Below

Monday, August 16

New Student Welcome Session

This required Welcome Session will be for all incoming international students where you will meet the OIS staff and learn the most important aspects of maintaining your status while studying at the University of Pittsburgh.  Hail to Pitt!

9:00am to 10:00am
Online - Register Below