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2023 first years get the big picture during Welcome Week

Pitt’s class of 2023 is touted as the University’s most ethnically diverse class ever and consists of 42% out-of-state students.

By Nicole Marzzacco, For The Pitt News

August 25, 2019

Before classes begin, Pitt keeps first years busy with a full schedule of events designed to help students settle in to life at college.

Editorial: Emphasis on higher test scores won’t help diversity

High school GPAs and test scores don’t always accurately reflect intelligence of a student.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 25, 2019

While the higher level of diversity is encouraging, the higher test scores are not as beneficial to the University as they might seem.

Class of 2023 breaks demographic records

Class of 2023 breaks demographic records

By Vaibhav Gupta and Jon Moss

August 20, 2019

This year’s incoming first-year class will be the most ethnically diverse in Pitt’s history. It will also have the highest number of out-of-state students.

Point-Counterpoint | Good riddance to PittStart

Incoming students had an opportunity to experience dorm living before moving in during the now defunct PittStart program.

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist

July 1, 2019

While the intentions of the former orientation program appeared well-meaning on paper, the program was redundant, inconvenient and unhelpful.

Opinion | 4 tips for prioritizing mental health in the transition to college

Eli Savage | TPN illustrator

By Julia Kreutzer, Staff Columnist

June 30, 2019

Looking at how my first year at Pitt actually unfolded, though, I recognize that while I did enjoy the freedom and novelty, I had not anticipated the feelings of anxiety and loneliness that can come with uprooting one’s life and diving headfirst into a completely new environment.

Opinion | The first year: What I wish I knew

Opinion | The first year: What I wish I knew

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist

June 29, 2019

Before the class of 2023 officially arrives at Pitt, I want to present five things that I wish I had known before setting foot on campus.

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