Panther Connect is Going Virtual!

Panther Connect Virtual was designed specifically for you! Panther Connect Virtual provides the opportunity for you to meet other first-year students, and learn about campus resources that will make your first semester at Pitt smooth and successful. Below you can find the events happening throughout the summer!

How to Succeed at Pitt:

Join a live in-person training experience led by your peers! This session will walk you through 5 essential skills for success in college. Through this interactive workshop, you will learn about the specific strategies empirically proven to predict better student outcomes, giving you the competitive advantage you need to succeed in college. Signup for a session and a chance to win a Pitt water bottle! Events are full at this time, but you can join the waitlist.

  • June 23 at 2 p.m. EST
  • July 7 at 2 p.m. EST
  • July 21 at 9 p.m. EST
  • July 30 at 2 p.m. EST 

Join the waitlist

Ask a Panther Panel: 

Live Q&A panel with First Year Mentors and staff across campus all happening at 3 p.m. EST. This session provides an opportunity to get your questions answered from experienced student leaders and university staff such as Residence Life, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Cross Cultural Leadership Development, Panther Central, and Student Health. Registration will close 1 business day prior to the event date.

  • June 23 
  • July 7 
  • July 21 
  • July 30 

Sign Up  

How to Ace Class Scheduling: 

Live sessions including First Year Mentors and professional staff discussing how to create a plan for your fall semester all scheduled for 2 p.m. EST. Each session will focus on a particular school. Registration will close 2 business days prior to the event date.

  • June 22 — Swanson School of Engineering 
  • June 24 — School of Nursing
  • July 6 — School of Computing and Information
  • July 8 — College of Business Administration
  • July 13 — Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (event full)
  • July 15 — School of Computing and Information
  • July 20 — School of Nursing
  • July 22 — Swanson School of Engineering
  • July 23 — Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (event full)
  • July 27 — College of Business Administration
  • July 29 — Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Sign Up

How to Get Involved on Campus:

Live sessions including First Year Mentors and student leaders from different types of organizations across campus including Fraternity and Sorority Life, service organizations, campus recreation, academic clubs, diversity and inclusion, and more. All sessions will be held at 2 p.m. EST. A Pitt themed prize will be raffled off at each session, so don’t miss out! Registration will close 1 business day prior to the event date.

  • June 26 — Academic Clubs (event full)
  • July 10 — Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • July 17 — Diversity and Inclusion
  • July 24 — Service
  • July 31 — Campus Recreation 

Sign Up

Game Night Wednesday:

Join FYMs and fellow new students for a fun and relaxing game night experience every Wednesday from 9-11 p.m. EST. 

  • June 24 — William Pitt Union: Watch Party for You
  • July 1 — Crafty Cathy 
  • July 8 — Thaw Hall: Your Zodiac Calls 
  • July 15 — Terror at Towers
  • July 22 — Benedum Bingo
  • July 29 — Trees Tournaments and Fun 
  • August 5 — Market Central Werewolf  
  • August 12 — TarOt'Hara 

Sign Up

More virtual social events for incoming first-year students can be found through the Center for Creativity.

Information for parents and families can be found here.