GPSG Orientation 2017

2017 Graduate & Professional Student Orientation

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

GPSG will be hosting new student orientation at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum on Tuesday, August 22nd from 2:00pm – 5:00pm, with a welcome picnic following at the Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Orientation is designed to welcome new and returning graduate and professional students and to introduce them to all that Pitt has to offer. The Welcome Address will provide an introduction to the administration and GPSG mission.  The Resource Fair will showcase tables of organizations and services at The University of Pittsburgh and offer new students the opportunity to seek information and ask questions.

Please see below for the detailed agenda of the program.



2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Venue: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum

Welcome Address

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm – Auditorium, Soldiers & Sailors

Kenyon Bonner, Vice Provost and Dean of Students

Dr. Nathan Urban, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Strategic Initiatives

GPSG Executive Board Members (Meet the board)

Utilizing Resources at Pitt

2:30 pm to 3:15 pm – Auditorium, Soldiers & Sailors

Title IX Presentation by Katie Pope: Students will have the opportunity to learn about current policies and procedures at Pitt regarding Title IX, the US statute against sex discrimination in programs receiving federal financial assistance. Potential situations will be presented.

Utilizing Resources Panel: Students will participate in a panel discussion with University resource leaders including Student Health, Recreation, Transportation, Benefits, University Counseling Center and University Library System.

Resource Fair

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Lobby & Surrounding Hallways, Soldiers & Sailors

  • Interact with over 30 diverse resources available to Pitt graduate and professional students.
  • Take the opportunity to join cultural groups and learn how you can become involved with the GPSG and the University community.
  • Grab a free GPSG T-shirt!

Graduate & Professional Student Breakout Sessions 

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Hall of Valor, Soldiers & Sailors

Session 1 – 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Research Student Panel

Session 2 – 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Professional Student Panel



5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Venue : Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall

  • Join fellow graduate and professional students for an evening of food, games, giveaways, music and fun
  • Raffles sponsored by Graduate Studies – Office of the Provost, Athletics and GPSG
  • Meet Roc the Panther and Pitt Cheerleaders