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After the class of 2024 experienced their first year at Pitt virtually, many second-year students, like undecided sophomore Sara Saber, hope this semester can shine with a glimmer of normalcy.

‘I felt restrained’: Sophomores reflect on first year, look toward upcoming year

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer August 26, 2021
After the class of 2024 experienced their first year at Pitt virtually, many sophomores hope this semester shines a glimmer of normalcy.
Students can celebrate their return to campus with a slew of hybrid in-person and virtual events at this year’s Welcome Week, lasting Aug. 21-29.

Welcome Week 2021: Pitt students, staff prepare for start of in-person events

By Grace Stringer, Staff Writer August 17, 2021
Students can celebrate their return to campus with a slew of hybrid in-person and virtual events at this year’s Welcome Week, lasting Aug. 21-29.
Pitt’s Class of 2024 participated in a virtual Welcome Week from Aug. 16-18 to kick off an unconventional semester.

‘Alone, together’: First years build community in face of physically distanced fall

By India Krug and Priya Ray September 9, 2020
Many first-year students on campus this semester struggled with the decision of whether to take classes online from home, transfer to a different school or even take a gap year.
Pitt’s class of 2023 is touted as the University’s most ethnically diverse class ever and consists of 42% out-of-state students.

2023 first years get the big picture during Welcome Week

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

Point-Counterpoint | Good riddance to PittStart

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

Point-Counterpoint | The case for PittStart

By Josh Beylinson, Staff Columnist July 1, 2019
While Panther Connect offers many of the same things seen in PittStart, there were many features of PittStart that made it a much better program.
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