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New Student Orientation: The Pioneer Experience

An incoming female Point Park student smiles as she sits on the edge of the fountain at Point State Park

Orientation Prepares Students for Point Park

Pioneer Experience, Point Park’s new student orientation, is designed to help new students and their families discover all that Point Park University has to offer and get acclimated to campus. There are three types of sessions: one for first-year students, one for transfer students, and one for Foudations for Success, our program for students who have received conditional admittance to Point Park.

Students and families attending Pioneer Experience will:

  • Have the opportunity to meet other incoming students and family members
  • Hear from a variety of campus departments and offices
  • Meet with faculty advisors and Center for Student Success coordinators
  • Learn about personal and academic resources
  • Tour the campus
  • Obtain your student ID
  • Make schedule changes 

Pioneer Experience
Spring 2018 Session

Students starting in the spring 2018 semester at Point Park can register online until December 31, 2017.


Pioneer Experience
Summer 2018 Sessions

Registration for these programs will open in Spring 2018.

First-Year Students:

  • June 21-22, 2018
  • June 28-29, 2018
  • July 12-13, 2018
  • July 19-20, 2018

Transfer Students:

  • June 15, 2018
  • July 27, 2018
  • August 21, 2018

Foundations for Success Students:

  • August 13, 2018

Questions?

Please contact the Office of Student Engagement:


Pioneer Experience for First-Year Students

First-year students will attend a two-day, one-night program. Housing will be provided for students. Family members and guests will be able to find off-campus accommodations at one of the nearby hotels. Please make arrangements to be present for the full two days of Pioneer Experience. If you cannot make one of the dates below, please email the Office of Student Engagement.

  • June 21-22, 2018
  • June 28-29, 2018
  • July 12-13, 2018
  • July 19-20, 2018

Pioneer Experience for Transfer Students

Transfer students will attend a comprehensive one-day program. Housing will not be provided for these sessions. Please contact one of the nearby hotels if you will need overnight accommodations. These sessions are scheduled to run from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Please make arrangements to stay for the entire program.

  • June 15, 2018
  • July 27, 2018
  • August 21, 2018

Pioneer Experience for Foundations for Success Students*

This one-day program is for students who have received conditional admittance to Point Park and are attending the University's Foundations for Success program to help ensure success at the college level. This Pioneer Experience session will help students get acclimated to Point Park and get ready to begin the fall semester, including how to register for classes and how to navigate campus.

  • August 13, 2018

 *It is mandatory for Foundations for Success students to attend this Pioneer Experience session.


Pioneer Experience for Students Enrolling Spring 2018

This one-day comprehensive session is for all first-year and transfer students starting in January 2018. Housing will not be provided for this session. Please contact one of the nearby hotels if you will need overnight accommodations. These sessions are scheduled to run from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Please make arrangements to stay for the entire program.

Hotels

Frequently Asked Questions (Including what to bring and schedule information)