Honors Housing Orientation

Welcome to the Pitt Honors community! You'll be living in Sutherland East with other curious, driven students from all across Pitt. 

Honors Orientation

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 
Come discover what we're all about! You'll get the chance to meet your hallmates, and explore the University. We'll even head off-campus to explore the city a little.  

Most importantly, you will learn about all the resources at Pitt Honors, and start on your own personalized Honors plan. Interesting courses, funding for independent projects, hands-on field studies — there's plenty you can explore, and you'll get to choose what's most interesting to you. The earlier you dive into Honors opportunities, the better! It will set you up for scholarships and more unique options as an upperclassman. 

Sutherland Move-In

You'll get to move into Sutherland West early (Monday, August 19) so you can take part in the rest of Pitt's New Student Orientation, too. During Move-In, you and your family can chat with the Pitt Honors staff in the Honors lounge if you have any questions. We'll have some refreshments, too!  

That evening, you and the other students will have the chance to get to know each other. Stay tuned for details.    

Pitt Honors Peer Mentors

As a Sutherland West resident, you will get a Peer Mentor: an upper-class student who has been involved with the Honors College and can show you the ropes. We'll pair you up with a Mentor who has a similar background or interests. 

Your Mentor will reach out before you even get here, so you can chat and ask questions over the summer. During orientation, they'll lead some group activities, including your off-campus trip. They'll also keep in touch with you regularly throughout the fall semester to help you transition into Pitt, and connect you to Honors resources. 

Can't join us?  

We strongly recommend that you participate in this shared Honors experience and get to know the people you will be living and learning with during your time at Pitt. If you have other required events/programs during orientation, please try to take part in as much of the Honors Housing Orientation as your schedule allows. You will still be paired with an Honors Peer Mentor, who will be able to update you about anything you may have missed.