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New Student Orientation 2020-21

All First-Year Students and Conservatory of the Performing Arts Transfer Students

Pioneer Experience 2020 (August 24-29)

Pioneer Experience is Point Park University's one-week orientation program. It occurs immediately before classes start and integrates students, academically and socially, into the University community.  Students receive information on campus resources, learn how to get involved on campus, hear from a keynote speaker, enjoy entertainment, and participate in community service. (Note: The Center for Student Success creates class schedules and works with students over the summer to adjust them if needed.)

To identify your school of study, select your major from the Undergraduate Majors list and your school of study will be on the left side of the page.

*At this time Pioneer Experience is still scheduled to occur in person, on campus.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE: Transfer Students in the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, Communication, and Education

In an effort to keep our students, staff, and faculty safe, Transfer Pioneer Days will not take place on campus for transfer students in the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, Communication, and Education. Instead we will offer a combination of online modules and a virtual session via Zoom. The modules will be released in Schoology by Friday, July 18. The expectation is that these modules will be completed by Friday, August 28.

Students will attend one virtual session which will be determined by their school of study. During these virtual sessions, students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty in their department and have their questions answered by members of the orientation team.

*If you do not know your Point Park email address, please contact your Admissions Counselor to assist you. If you are having trouble logging into your email, please contact the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@pointpark.edu.

Virtual Transfer Pioneer Days 2020 Dates: 

Please click the link corresponding to your school and register to attend. Registration for each session will end the Friday at 5pm prior to each session. For School of Communication, registration will close on Friday, July 17. Registration for Rowland School of Business, School of Arts & Science, and School of Education will close on Friday, July 24.

  • School of Communication: Monday, July 20, 2020 (2:00pm - 4:00pm) 
  • Rowland School of Business: Monday, July 27, 2020 (12:00pm - 2:00pm)
  • Schools of Arts & Sciences and Education: Monday, July 27, 2020 (5:00pm - 7:00pm)

If you have questions about Transfer Pioneer Days, please contact the Office of Student Engagement at orientation@pointpark.edu

To identify your school of study, select your major from the Undergraduate Majors list and your school of study will be on the left side of the page.

 

 

All First-Year and Transfer Spring Admits

Spring Admit Pioneer Day 2021 (January 8)

This is a comprehensive one-day program for all first-year and transfer students admitted to Point Park University for the Spring 2021 semester.

Registration for this session will open in Fall 2020. Details will be found on our FAQ page. Overnight accommodations will not be provided. Please contact one of the nearby hotels if you are in need of housing.