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City-University Life (UNIV 101) is an innovative core course to introduce all first-time, full-time Point Park students to the kinds of communities that people construct for themselves and the values and dynamics that define them.

During the semester, each section of UNIV 101 explores what it means to be an active member of the classroom community, Point Park University community and the Pittsburgh community.

Students work in small groups to identify a social issue, problem or opportunity — at Point Park or within the Downtown Pittsburgh community — and build a concept poster around the solution. Applying Human Centered Design Methods, students work to identify possible opportunities or problems.

Additionally, students examine the responsibilities they have to their personal academic development by meeting with key support professionals on campus, including:

  • Point Park University’s President
  • Instruction librarians
  • Campus police officers
  • Title IV coordinator
  • Financial aid counselors
  • Center for Student Success advisors