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Student Success Hub

The Student Success Hub exists as a space for students to collaborate with each other and with University resources.

With rooms available to reserve for group work, spaces to study, and on-demand academic resources and coaches, the Student Success Hub serves as a place for every student to feel like they belong and will succeed at Pitt.

Academic Coaching

Student Success Hub staff provides holistic academic coaching for students who are exploring different majors/minors/certificates/distinctions, changing colleges/schools, or might be in need or academic interventions.

Academic Success Academy

This workshop series focuses on topics that will give you a foundation for success. Past workshops have covered technology resources, social psychology insights that help give a competitive edge, and dealing with test anxiety.

CompleteU Outreach and Re-enrollment Program

The University of Pittsburgh works with partners across the institution to ensure students at every stage have the support they need to finish their Pitt degree—including those who may have to take a break from their studies for various reasons or are new to Pitt. The CompleteU Program identifies students who were previously enrolled at any Pitt campus or are eligible to finish their degree at any Pitt campus to connect them with resources in discussing a next possible step in their studies.

First at Pitt

The First at Pitt initiative identifies, supports, and celebrates our current first-generation students, as well as first-generation faculty, staff, and alumni.

Kessler Scholars Program

The Kessler Scholars Program is a national model for driving success outcomes for first-generation college students, providing comprehensive support from the moment students enroll to after graduation. 


Posse is one of the most comprehensive college success, diversity and youth leadership development programs in the country.

Provost Academy

The Provost Academy is a week-long, hands-on experience meant to set students up for success in their first year through a combination of academic projects and social activities. You will spend time exploring Pitt’s campus and the city of Pittsburgh as you immerse yourself in the exciting new landscape you now call home!  The Provost Academy is designed to support students who are either first-generation, limited-income, or members of a group underrepresented in higher education.

Study PALS

The Study PAL program, via a partnership between the Student Success Team and New Student Programs, is an opportunity for students who need additional support in foundation level courses to study alongside a fellow student who excelled in that course or area prior.

TRIO McNair Scholars Program

The Pitt TRIO McNair Scholars Program, a grant funded program from the U.S. Department of Education, provides a rich diversity of structured educational experiences that are designed to motivate, prepare, and support students in their efforts to pursue postbaccalaureate degrees. McNair Scholars are either first-generation students with limited-incomes or are students who are members of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential.