First-Year Student Checklist

  • Complete your Online Orientation 
  • Swanson School of Engineering Students:
    • Complete your Swanson School Scheduling Worksheet Form as you read the Academics portion of the Online Orientation. It is due two business days prior to the advising appointment 
    • Download Navigate Student and schedule your advising appointment 
  • School of Nursing Students:
    • View School of Nursing Onboarding Videos prior to scheduling your advising appointment and prior to enrolling in classes
    • Download Navigate Student and schedule your advising appointment with your School of Nursing advisor 
    • Direct Parents to School of Nursing website to access their orientation video
  • School of Computing and Information (SCI) Students:
    • Complete the SCI Advising Interest Survey prior to scheduling your advising appointment 
    • Download Navigate Student and schedule your advising appointment 
  • Check your new Pitt e-mail throughout the summer for important messages from your academic advisor Determine your placement exam requirements and complete your placement exams
  • Submit AP/IB exam results and/or College Transcripts
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor
  • Enroll in fall term courses as instructed by your academic school
  • Use the Registrar’s Office’s New Student Guide to help you make your course schedule
  • Complete your Housing Contract by your contract submission deadline
  • Submit your photo to Panther Central in order to receive your Panther Card, Student ID
  • Submit your Student Health Immunization Form
  • Attend an Optional Panther Connect Retreat
  • Submit your final, official High School Transcript to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid by July 31 (Required)
  • Complete your PittPAY Checklist with parent/guardian
  • Enroll in an Optional Payment Plan
  • If you are a student loan borrower, complete your loan requirements
  • Go to the How To Library for video tutorials to help you set up your PittPAY account
  • Complete the Required Health Education program. Available in July.
  • Set up eRefunds in PittPAY for automatic refunds of credit balances
  • Complete your Master Promissory Note
  • Open a local bank checking account
  • Load Panther Funds onto your Panther Card (Student ID)
  • Purchase your textbooks
  • Purchase season Panther football tickets
  • Sign up for the Emergency Notification System
  • Download free software packages offered to Pitt students
  • Download Pitt apps for your phone
  • Visit the New Student Programs website for updates
  • International Students ONLY- Complete the My OIS Checklist
  • Attend a Pitt Send Off this summer in your area
  • Complete a Pitt Commons profile
  • Complete the Online Orientation survey (will be sent to your e-mail)
  • Complete Grad Ready - Required Financial Literacy Program. Deadline: August 30, 2019 (Required)
  • Download the Guidebook app and the 2019 Welcome Week Guide
  • Follow Arrival Survival Instructions for Move-In
  • Attend Welcome Week August 19-25
  • Commuter/Off Campus Students - Attend Commuter Day on August 21 (Required for commuter and off-campus)
  • Invite your family to attend Family Weekend September 27-28, 2019