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.
to the Summer Orientation Web Site