Hotel Information for Parents
Parents, we invite you to attend the Pioneer Experience in its entirety. We believe that your participation in the Pioneer Experience is just as important as for our new students. Unfortunately, due to a lack of housing availability, we will be unable to provide on-campus accommodations to you. Instead, Point Park University has arranged a special rate with local hotels. To take advantage of the special rate, please inform the hotel you are with Point Park University's Pioneer Experience.
We are currently working to secure room blocks and rates for the 2013 Pioneer Experience sessions. Information will be updated soon.
For information on other area hotels, directions, parking, and more, visit the Welcome to Campus page.
Overnight Accommodations for Students
All students will stay in one of our first-year residence halls, to provide the full experience of what it is like to live at Point Park University. BEDDING WILL NOT BE PROVIDED. Please review the "What to Bring" list below.
Note: Parents, due to lack of housing availability, Point Park cannot provide on-campus accommodations. Please see the hotel information specifically for you.
Students: What to bring
- Bedding: Sheets, pillow, sleeping bag, etc. BEDDING WILL NOT BE PROVIDED.
- Alarm clock
- Personal hygiene items
- Change of clothes for day two
- Comfortable walking shoes
Note: you are only staying for one night, save the heavy stuff for fall move in!
Students: Pioneer Experience Roommates
All students will share a residence hall room with another new student. You will have the opportunity to meet your roommate throughout the Pioneer Experience. Orientation leaders will be present overnight in the event that an emergency arises.
(Orientation leaders -- OLs -- are an upper-level students who help lead Pioneer Experience.)
I would like to bring my younger sibling, is that OK?
No. Pioneer Experience is designed to accommodate new students and their parents. Activities have been created specifically for students and adults to gain the most from their experience while on campus. Child care services will not be provided.
What should I wear?
The dress will be casual.
Is there an orientation fee?
Point Park University values The Pioneer Experience as a significant component of every student's overall experience at the University. The orientation fee is $100 per student, and each student is able to bring up to two guests to the Pioneer Experience at no additional charge.
The Pioneer Experience fee is assessed upon course registration to the student's fall tuition bill. Students who do not attend the program will still be charged the fee because it is tied to course registration.