Welcome Week is full of exciting events to help you become familiar with the people and places at Pitt-Greensburg. Welcome Week is considered a mandatory activity for full-time freshmen, so please plan on being here. Transfer students are welcome and encouraged to participate. There is a socialization fee for Welcome Week, applied directly to your tuition bill for the fall, so be sure to get your money's worth by participating in all of the activities!
2018 Welcome Week Schedule
- On Thursday, August 23 new residents will move in their belongings while new commuter students check-in, pick up their ID cards and other information pertaining to Welcome Week, and meet with their Commuter Mentors. Transfer student orientation also takes place this day.
- On Thursday, August 23 there will be a First-Year Student Convocation, which is a formal welcome into the University community. This event is held in the late afternoon. The dress for this event is casual and you can bring two members of your family, who will receive an invitation in early August.
- There will be fun and informative programs and activities sponsored throughout the day and into the evening on Friday, August 24! Students enrolled in Freshman Seminar are required to attend the sessions that take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is also a time to get your books, pick up your parking permit, check out where all your classes are, etc.
- There are great day trips scheduled on Saturday, August 25. Students will be able to choose from trips that may include trips to Kennywood Amusement Park, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, Station Square/Just Ducky Land and River Tour/Incline Ride, or others! These trips are free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- The Big Bang is a tradition at Pitt-Greensburg on the Sunday prior to classes, August 26. Upperclassmen will join you in enjoying a great BBQ, carnival games, music, and a spectacular fireworks display. Come and have some fun!
- A complete Welcome Week schedule will be sent to you in early August.