Dear Parents and Families:
We are delighted that your student has chosen to attend one of the great universities in America-the University of Pittsburgh. This is an exciting time not only for your student, but also for your entire family as you embark together on what we hope will be a wonderful journey during the next several years.
The Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Parent and Family Resources are here to assist you on the journey. Our aim is to provide the best collegiate experience in the world for our students by supporting their academic endeavors in the classroom with an incredible array of programs and services outside the classroom. We are committed to helping to support your student in the best possible way by providing you with the best possible information and resources.
We have created opportunities for our students to learn, grow, and develop in many important areas, such as leadership, service, and global and cultural awareness. We have programs that are designed to help students gain a better sense of who they are and what they want to become, as well as programs to help students maintain wellness through a healthy lifestyle.
Nearly all of our Student Affairs programs and activities are part of a University-
wide initiative designed to educate the whole student called the Outside the
I encourage you to join the Panther Parents Association so that you will receive our electronic newsletters, to visit our Web site and to participate in New Student Orientation in late August and Family Weekend October 26-28, 2012.
Once again, we welcome your family to the Pitt family and look forward to seeing you on campus.
Hail to Pitt!
Vice Provost and Dean of Students