First-Year Student Checklist

  • Complete your Online Orientation 
  • Deitrich School of Arts and Sciences:
    • Submit the Dietrich School Advising Survey
    • Schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor
  • Swanson School of Engineering Students:
    • Complete your Swanson School Pre-Registration Scheduling Worksheet 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 an advising appointment with your academic 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
  • 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 Forms
  • Attend Optional Virtual Panther Connect Sessions 
  • 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 Two Required EverFi Online Health Education Programs. Available in July. Due 8/28/2020.
  • Complete the Required Everfi "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" Education Program. Available in July. Due 9/25/2020.
  • Complete GradReady Required Online Financial Literacy Program. Due 8/28/2020.
  • 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
  • Complete the Online Orientation survey (will be sent to your e-mail)
  • Complete a Pitt Commons profile
  • Bookmark Pitt Events Calendar in preparation for Welcome Week.
  • Attend Welcome Week August 16-18
  • Invite your family to attend Family Weekend September 25-26, 2020