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Admitted Student Reception Programs


To help you with your college selection, we have put together a program designed especially for newly admitted students.  You'll have the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, and student organizations who can answer your questions abut the Pitt-Johnstown experience. 

Please keep in mind, these programs are NOT mandatory.  Also, these programs are NOT an Orientation program.

Academic Orientation will take place over the summer.


Spring 2014 Admitted Student Programs

*All Spring 2014 Admitted Programs are now over.*
*Please call 1-855-LIKE-UPJ to schedule an individual visit.*

Thank you to all who attended our spring 2014 programs!


There are two easy ways to register for "Get Ready for the Real World- Reception Programs for Admitted Students".

  •  Register online!
    *Online Registration Closed*
    Please call 1-855-LIKE-UPJ
    For More Information!
  •  Call the Admissions Office at 1-855-LIKE-UPJ


8:30am- 9:00am 

Registration (Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center)

9:00am - 10:15am

Welcome and Presentations

10:30 - 12:00pm

Information Fair * This segment of the program is designed to be flexible and interactive according to your interests.  Meet with faculty, campus offices, ask questions, learn more about student services, or visit the Bookstore. 

12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm

Full Campus Tours starting at the Admissions Office 

12:30pm – 2:15pm

Math Placement Exam

(Check In @ Heritage Hall, Living Learning Center - 12:15pm)

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Chemistry Placement Exam 

(Check In @ Heritage Hall, Living Learning Center - 2:15pm)

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Foreign Language Placement Exams 

(Check In @ Blackington Hall Rm.  131 - 2:15pm)

Campus Tours

Full campus tours will be available after the program at 12:00, 1:00,  2:00, 3:00pm, and 4:00pm.  These tours will depart from the Admissions Office in Blackington Hall.  The tours provide an excellent opportunity to chat informally with a current Pitt-Johnstown student as you stroll the campus grounds.

What Parents Can Do During Placement Exams


We encourage you to take this time to walk around and explore campus. 

  • Enjoy lunch in the Student Union Cafeteria, the Tuck Shop, or the Varsity Café at the Living & Learning Center.
  • Attend the FAFSA Completion Workshop hosted by our Financial Aid Office (reservation required).
  • Visit the various campus offices and meet our Pitt-Johnstown family. 
  • Relax with a cup of coffee or a smoothie at Brioche Doree in the Student Union or Jazzman’s Bakery & Café in Biddle Hall.
  • Stock up on Pitt-Johnstown gear at the Bookstore in the Student Union.
  • Explore the neighborhood. Within five minutes of campus you’ll find a variety of shopping and dining venues including Walmart, the Galleria Mall, Chili’s, Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, Eat ‘n Park, Quaker Steak & Lube, Panera, and many more.

Last Reviewed: November 14, 2013