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Outside the Classroom

 

Learning beyond the classroom door

Point Park University offers an active, exciting -- and sometimes unpredictable -- environment for campus life, right in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh. The University has a full calendar of student activities and events, with more than 50 student clubs and organizations on campus. There's plenty to do off campus as well, from live music in Market Square to riverfront trails that run right by campus.

Throughout the academic year, students have many opportunities for community service work, from Point Park's annual Pioneer Community Day all around the city to on-campus laser tag events that raise money for charity. Combine that with many opportunities for fun -- such as the Sunset Luau or the cake-off competition -- and you have a student experience that's never boring.

Supporting Student Involvement

Starting with fall 2014, Point Park freshmen have the opportunity to document their campus involvement and contributions through a cocurricular transcript.  The CCT is an official University record that Point Park graduates can share with potential employers, graduate schools or other types of opportunities.

To help students explore and grow, Point Park offers a structured experience for every year of undergraduate life:

  • First Year Experience helps freshmen adjust to the college experience
  • Sophomore, Junior and Senior Year Experience support older students as they become more independent and focused.