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An incoming female Point Park student smiles as she sits on the edge of the fountain at Point State 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 Foundations 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 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
All overnight sessions have reached capacity. Please email to receive information on how to schedule your orientation session.

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.  If you cannot make one of the dates below, please email the Office of Student Engagement.

  • June 15, 2018
  • July 27, 2018
  • August 21, 2018
Register online for a Transfer Pioneer Experience program

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.

Register online for the Foundations for Success Pioneer Experience program