Pitt’s Orientation Week: Words of Wisdom, Food, Fitness, and Fun

Issue Date: 
September 8, 2008


Orientation Week (Aug. 19-24) for new students comprised a variety of activities. Comedian and magician Derek Hughes evoked much laughter from students (above) during an Aug. 22 show sponsored by the Pitt Program Council. Meanwhile, fried chicken and a large buffet drew students and families (below, top) to the Chancellor’s Welcome Picnic on Aug. 20 at the Petersen Events Center. Fitness wasn’t forgotten during the week. There was a Tai Chi workshop as well as running, hip-hop, and exercise sessions (below bottom). Student Alexander Lee did an impromptu performance on stage during an Aug. 21 Tropical Luau on the William Pitt Union lawn and patio.



Pitt freshmen were welcomed to the University during an Aug. 20 convocation in the Petersen Events Center by Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kathy W. Humphrey, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor James V. Maher, and (below) Chancellor Mark A.