Wednesday, August 26, 2015, through Sunday, August 30, 2015

The schedule below is tentative. Download the Guidebook app to your smartphone or tablet to receive up-to-the-minute changes and additions! https://guidebook.com/getit/


Wednesday, August 26
(Placement Exam Students only)

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Limited First-Year Student Move In, First-Year Residence Halls

4 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Placement Exams  
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  • Chemistry Exam – 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.
  • English Composition Exam – 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.
  • Mathematics Exam – 7 to 8:45 p.m.

9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Music, Snacks, and Games,
Mountain Cat Club & The Zone (Student Union)

Thursday, August 27

7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
First-Year Student Move In (First-Year Residence Halls) Learn More >

Move into your residence hall room with the help of our volunteers.

11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Local Business Fair (Student Union Lobby)
Four key service providers (Somerset Trust Company - banking, Atlantic Broadband - cable television, CamTran - public transportation, and East Hills Ambulance) will be on hand to answer your questions about their services.

11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Luncheon for Parents, Students, and Staff (Dining Hall and Cambria Room, Student Union)
Connect with other students and families over lunch.


1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. (concurrent sessions)

Resident Students:
Introductory Residence Hall Meetings (First-Year Residence Halls)

Meet with other resident students before heading to Campus Welcome.

Commuter Students:
Introductory Commuter Meeting  (Food Court, Student Union)

Meet with other commuter students learn about the programs and services offered for commuters. 

"The Art of College Parenting" with Lenny Dave (Wellness Center)
Enjoy a humorous and light-hearted approach to parenting a college student and learn some valuable pointers.  This session will also include a panel discussion. 

2:15 p.m.
Pat the Cat (Mountain Cat Statue, Campus Mall)

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Campus Welcome: Your RealWorld Adventure Starts Here!  (Sports Center)
President Spectar and other members of the University community will welcome you and celebrate your successful transition to Pitt- Johnstown and help you to begin your RealWorld Adventure!

3:30 p.m.
President's Reception for students and parents (Sports Center lawn)

4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Dinner (Dining Hall, Student Union)


6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (concurrent sessions)

Resident Students:
First-Year Resident Student Community Meetings (First-Year Residence Halls)

Commuter Students:
Commuter Student Community Meeting (Cambria Room, Student Union)

8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Mountain Cat Pep Rally & Class Photo (Sports Center)

9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Throwback Time Machine Dance Party and Ice Cream Social  (Sports Center Parking Lot)


Friday, August 28

7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast (Dining Hall, Student Union)

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
“The Truth” with Joe Mull  (Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center)
Find out how to stay safe while on and off-campus by learning everything you need to know about drugs and alcohol. 

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Academic Integrity  (Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center)
Dr. Paul Newman, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
“What’s Your Story?”  with Mitzi Sinnott (Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center)
Explore what makes each of us different and unique and get to know your fellow members of the Class of 2019!

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (Dining Hall, Student Union)

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
“Students Fight Back” (Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center)
This session will teach us how we can put an end to campus violence by becoming active bystanders and creating safer communities. 

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Academic Success  (Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center)
Kate Kinsinger, Director, Academic Support Center

4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Academic Dates  (Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center)
Chris Stumpf, Registrar

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
RealWorld Action Program and YOU (Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center)
Jeanne Susko, Coordinator, RealWorld Action Program
Bob Knipple, Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs
Learn about our nationally recognized program that helps you engage in our campus community and beyond.  This session will also include a first look at services available to help you begin preparing for your career now, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment.

5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Dinner (Dining Hall, Student Union)
(Buses will begin to load at 6:45 p.m. in the Biddle Hall parking lot.)

7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Freshman Palooza! (Greenhouse Park)

11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Midnight Breakfast (Dining Hall, Student Union)


Saturday, August 29

8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Breakfast (Residence Hall lobbies)

9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Travel to Service Sites  (Buses will load from your residence hall) 

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Serving the Johnstown Community

12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Celebration of Community (Point Stadium, downtown Johnstown)
Meet local government leaders, register to vote, and enjoy some live entertainment!  Lunch is included in this event. 

3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On your own

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Dinner (Dining Hall, Student Union)

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
First-Year Track Meet and Hall Cup Competition (Athletic Fields)

8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Scavenger Hunt (Campus)

9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Roderick Russell, Hypnotist (Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center)

10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Bonfire, DJ, and S’mores (Athletic Fields parking lot)


Sunday, August 30

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Brunch (Dining Hall, Student Union)
Student meal plans are in effect – remember your student ID.

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Shopping Shuttles
Shuttles will depart from University Drive (Blackington Hall) and run loops between campus, Richland Towne Center, and the Galleria Mall

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Welcome Back BBQ!  (Campus Mall)
PLEASE NOTE:  The dining hall will not be open for dinner. Student meal plans are in effect – remember your student ID.

6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. OR
7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Financial Literacy (134 Blackington Hall)


7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Activities Fair (Blackington Hall)

9 p.m.
Fireworks (Campus Mall)