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Provost Academy

Want to get a head start at Pitt? You can do it with the Provost Academy!

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The Provost Academy lays the groundwork for new University of Pittsburgh students like you to find success in your first year at Pitt.

We thought a lot about the best ways to launch your Pitt journey—to give you time to meet each other; settle into your residence halls and in Pittsburgh; to learn together; meet even more friends, mentors, and faculty—and get revved up for your first year before it even fully starts.

With those goals in mind, the week-long program helps you and your fellow participating students kick off your Pitt experience through a combination of enriching academic programs and social activities. In a nutshell, these include:

  • Connecting with University faculty, staff, and students;
  • Taking part in interesting academic projects and classroom learning experiences;
  • Participating in community field projects;
  • Attending resource and opportunity workshops; and
  • Enjoying evening social events.

When the week wraps up, you should have a solid foundation to embark on the academic year with a cohesive support system in place, personally and in the academic space.

Registration opens May 20.

Reserve Your Spot

Learn more below and in the following pages.

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Why Attend?

Taking part in the Provost Academy boosts your first year at Pitt with a transformational experience like no other. You'll reap many benefits by attending!

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When Is the Provost Academy?

The annual Provost Academy takes place the week before Welcome Week and two weeks before the start of fall term classes. In 2024, these dates are Saturday, August 10 – Saturday, August 17. Early residence hall move-in is on Saturday, August 10 or Sunday, August 11.

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2024 Provost Academy

Discover how the Provost Academy can enhance your new-student experience at University of Pittsburgh. Find the schedule of events, how to register, answers to frequently asked questions, and more.

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What Comes Next? Provost Scholars

Your Provost Academy experience doesn't end after the week-long event is over. Now you're a Provost Scholar!