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The Center for Inclusive Excellence offers a comprehensive range of orientation events for full-time and part-time faculty members. Our orientation sessions are designed to support and prepare you for success during your first year of teaching at Point Park.

In addition to our core orientation hosted prior to the start of the academic year, we offer additional orientation sessions throughout the semester. 

We understand that time constraints and other commitments may prevent you from attending certain orientation dates. In such cases, we encourage you to reach out to the CIE office at Our team will assist you in obtaining any crucial materials relevant to the session you are unable to attend. 

Past Orientation Events


Full-Time Orientation

Session #1: What To Expect When You're Professing
Thursday, July 13th
Time: 10am-1pm
Where: Zoom

Session #2: Navigating Necessities
Date: Wednesday, August 16th
Time: 9am-2pm
Where: Lawrence Hall 409

Session #3: One Last Welcome
Date: Wednesday, August 23rd
Time: 1pm-4:30pm
Where: Lawrence Hall 409

Part-Time Orientation

Annual Part-Time Faculty Orientation
Monday, August 21st 
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: JVH Auditorium


New Faculty Resources

Helpful Links for New Faculty

New Faculty FAQ and Resources Sheet 

Directions & Maps for PPU and Downtown Pittsburgh

Parking Garages near PPU

The Allies Garage on 200 Smithfield Street offers a faculty, staff, and student discount. To use this discount you must sign up with your Point Park email address and download the application onto your mobile phone.