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Welcome Week

Summer Orientation and Academic Registration (SOAR) is only one phase of orientation at Pitt-Greensburg. The second phase is known as Welcome Week. New residents will move-in their belongings while new commuter students check-in and pick up their ID cards, student handbooks, and other information pertaining to Welcome Week. First-Year Student Convocation takes place that evening on Thursday, August 27, 2009.

Although the entire schedule for Welcome Week 2009 has not been set yet, here are a few things to be aware of:

  • Welcome Week is considered a mandatory activity, so please plan on being here (it's also FUN!).
  • There is a $50 fee for Welcome Week, so be sure to get your money's worth! This fee is applied directly to your tuition bill for fall.
  • Thursday, August 27th will be First-Year Student Convocation, which is a formal welcome into the University community. This event is held in the evening; dress is casual, and your family will be invited.
  • There are tons of fun and informative things to do on Friday, August 28th! This is also a time to get your books, get your parking permit, check out where all your classes are, etc.
  • There are great day trips scheduled on Saturday August 29th. Traditionally, we have gone to a Pirates game, Kennywood, Idlewild Park & Soak Zone, the Renaissance Festival, the Carnegie Science Center/Sports Works, and other fun places. These trips are free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Information regarding signing up for these trips will be available later in the summer.
  • The Big Bang is a tradition at Pitt-Greensburg on the Sunday prior to classes (30th). Upperclassmen will join you in enjoying a great BBQ, inflatable 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.

Pitt-Greensburg Students enjoy baseball game at PNC park.

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