What is ORIENTATION?
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.
Monday, June 17 - Engineering Technology, Nursing, Health Sciences, Undeclared
Monday, June 24 - Natural Sciences, Undeclared
Monday, July 1 - Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, Undeclared
Monday, July 8 - Late admissions, make-up sessions (All Divisions)
Register Online | Planning Day Agenda
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 22nd - Sunday, August 25th
Move-In & New Student Orientation Agenda
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
If you wish to pay by credit card, you may do so by calling our Business Office at (814) 269-7040.
What do I do if I have not taken my placement exam(s)?
Placement Exams will be offered Wednesday, August 21 and Sunday, August 25. Register for the placement exams at the Placement Exam Information website. Please check-in 30 minutes prior to the exam start time.
Wednesday, August 21
Chemistry Placement Exam: 6:00pm (Check-In: 5:30pm)
Math Placement Exam: 7:15pm (Check-In: 6:45pm)
Sunday, August 25
Math Placement Exam: 8:00am (Check-In: 7:30am)
Chemistry Placement Exam: 9:45am (Check-In: 9:15am)
Foreign Language Placement Exam: 10:50am (Check-In: 10:30am)
*Check-in for the exams will be in the lobby of BLACKINGTON HALL.