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David DeFazio, CGS Instructor

David DeFazio, an instructor in CGS’ Administration of Justice and Legal Studies programs, was recently featured in the Teaching Times. Read his story.


CGS Scholar-Athletes Honored

CGS Student Athletes were honored at the Scholar-Athlete Awards Breakfast held on February 25. Among the awardees were 32 CGS students, including three who achieved the highest honor, a 4.0 GPA award: Zenel Demhasaj, Jarred Holley, and Lamar Patterson. Read more.


April 4: Last day for fall term enrollment appointments.


April 5: Fall term open enrollment period begins.


April 7: Deadline to apply to CGS Supplemental Aid, Students with Dependents, and Summer Internship Scholarships. Apply today.


April 9: Deadline to pick up CGS Graduation Event tickets.


April 25: CGS Graduation Reception and Recognition Ceremony. More information.


April 27: Annual Commencement Convocation. More information.


Peer Mentoring Opportunity in CGS

Each year the College of General Studies recruits a number of CGS Students to be Peer Mentors and assist nontraditional first-year and transfer students with their transition to the University of Pittsburgh. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Dr. Sherry Miller Brown at sbrown@pitt.edu. Peer mentoring training will take place in June 2014. More information.

Internships available with the American Diabetes Association

Available positions include Community Outreach, Social Media, and Youth & Family Program interns. Contact Terri Seidman at (412) 824-1181 or tseidman@diabetes.org for more information.


McCarl Center Workshop

Preparing for Finals

Wednesday, April 2 & Thursday, April 3, 4-5:30 p.m.


Stop by the McCarl Center anytime this week for a Test Survival Kit.


CGS is leaving the building.
Stop by to check out CGS clear-out giveaways. Items must go before we relocate to Posvar Hall this summer!

CGS Excellence Reception

April 11, 6-8 p.m., Pittsburgh Athletic Association
The annual CGS Excellence Reception honors outstanding CGS students, faculty, and staff. Scholarship recipients will be announced, CGS Student Government leadership will be sworn in, and much more! More information.


Academic Assistance Available to you

CGS Math Tutoring is here for you, whether you are struggling in a math-related course, need help with an upcoming exam or project, or just want to brush up on basic math skills. More information.


The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is a student’s one-stop-shop for the most comprehensive set of academic services available at the University of Pittsburgh. More information.


The Writing Center provides a place for all University of Pittsburgh students to come to work on their writing. The Center is staffed by experienced consultants who have been trained to help others with their writing. The services are free to all University of Pittsburgh affiliates. More information.

What foreign language would you like to learn at Pitt?

Participate in a survey to voice your opinion about which languages should be offered by Pitt's Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center. Complete the survey now.

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