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Orientation Information



Orientation is a great way for you to get to know the Pitt-Johnstown campus, faculty, staff, regulations, procedures and obtain first semester advising. Our new student orientation has been designed to introduce you to academic and social culture of the campus.  There are two phases to orientation at Pitt-Johnstown.

Part I :  Summer Academic Planning Days

Pitt-Johnstown offers four dates for Summer Academic Planning Days, based on your intended field of study.  These sessions will introduce you to some of your faculty, provide you with an appropriate class schedule for the fall semester, and give you and your parents/guardians an opportunity to gain additional insight and have your questions answered by University staff representing the various campus offices. To register, please click the link below. You are strongly encouraged to attend the assigned date specific to your intended Academic Division. If your Academic Division specific date does not work for you, please register for the July 7th program. The July 7th date is designed as an all-inclusive day, with representatives from ALL Academic Divisions.


June 16 - Natural Sciences, Undeclared

June 23 - Education, Engineering Technology, Nursing & Health Sciences, Undeclared

June 30 - Humanities, Social Sciences, Undeclared

July 7 - All Academic Divisions

 APD General Agenda  |  Planning Days FAQ s


Part II:  Move-In & New Student Orientation Program

This program is held in August and will help acclimate you to your new campus community through a variety of engaging programs, speakers, and activities.  In addition, you will have an opportunity to meet other incoming first-year students prior to the start of the semester.

Thursday, August 21st - Sunday, August 24th

Move-In & New Student Orientation Agenda (Coming Soon!)


Do parents need to attend orientation?

Parents are invited to attend the Summer Academic Planning Day.  Attending the orientation is optional for parents, however, there will be useful information available to parents and an opportunity for parents to speak with the different offices on campus.

Are there any fees for the Orientation days?

Yes.  Students are billed automatically for the Orientation programs.  A one time fee of $90 will be billed to the student's fall account.  The $90 fee covers both the Summer Academic Planning Dates and the Move-In & New Student Orientation held in August. 

If a parent/guardian is planning on attending the Summer Academic Planning Date, a fee of $10 must be paid at the time of registration.  Once the orientation registration is complete, the system will create an Orientation Fees Calculation Form.  You will then need to print this form and mail a check or money order to:

Pitt-Johnstown Business Office
125 Blackington Hall
450 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, PA 15904

If you wish to pay by credit card, you may do so by calling our Business Office at (814) 269-7040.

Last Reviewed: May 27, 2011