Provost Academy

Start your first year with a transformational experience like no other.

Congratulations, you are invited to Provost Academy 2023!

Saturday, August 12 – Saturday, August 19

Early residence hall move-in is on Saturday, August 12 or Sunday, August 13.

What is Provost Academy?

This week-long experience provides hands-on collaboration with faculty members on academic projects focused on global affairs, STEM, business, and the liberal arts. In addition to team-based learning among a group of more than 150 peers from across the country, you will also spend time exploring the campus and the city of Pittsburgh as you immerse yourself in the exciting new landscape you now call home.

Secure your spot now or explore below for more detailed information.


Learn More

Discover how Provost Academy can enhance your new-student experience at University of Pittsburgh. In this section, you'll find answers to frequently asked questions and even hear testimonials from past participants.

Get Started

Registration to this program is invite only. Here you will learn more about the academic projects and social activities that await you. Choose a subject that interests you, view the weekly schedule, and register to participate.

Arrival & Accommodations

Review move-in details and resources to help you settle in comfortably on campus. If you or your family need alternate accomodations, reservation information and discounted rates for local hotels are provided here.

Meet the Faculty

Learn more about the faculty members who will guide you and engage you in a combination of interdisciplinary lectures, cohort projects, field studies or research, and informational workshops during this special week.

Meet the PALs

PALs are Provost Academy Leaders who attended Provost Academy during their first year at University of Pittsburgh, just like you. They now serve as peer mentors for attendees. Read more about them here.