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Chelsea Kontra

Chelsea Kontra, a December 2013 CGS grad, credits the real-world experience and professional networks of her CGS professors for helping her break into her field even before graduation. In her own words, “They bring examples and experiences to the classroom that you can’t get from a textbook.” Read more.>


January 6: Spring term classes begin


January 17: Last day to add or drop individual courses, or drop all courses without being charged tuition. This can be done through online self-enrollment. Learn more.


January 20: Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday observance (University closed)


January 22: Last day to apply for April graduation and CGS certificates without a late fee.


January 24: Study abroad applications for summer 2014 due. Learn more.


January 24: Study Abroad Office scholarship applications for summer 2014 due. Apply today.


February 14: Student graduation reception speaker applications due. Apply today.


February 18: Study abroad applications for spring break due. Learn more.


Speak at the Spring CGS Graduation Reception

Every year a student is selected to speak at the CGS Graduation Reception for the fall and spring terms. This spring, it could be you. Learn more.

CGS Academic Achievement Scholarship

This scholarship rewards motivated students who demonstrate academic excellence by covering the cost of conference fees and travel costs up to $1,200 for a student to present a paper or poster at a conference. E-mail Sophie Hinkle at slh88@pitt.edu for an application. More information on this and other CGS scholarships.

Randall Family Big Idea Competition

This competition is an experience-based learning opportunity for Pitt students interested in developing a big idea and taking it to the next level toward new venture creation. Learn more.


Oakland Free Food Frenzy
Friday, January 17, 5-7 p.m.
Special CGS Student Government and Peer Mentoring Event. More information.


Featured McCarl Center Workshop:


Building Relationships with Faculty
Thursday, January 23, 4-5:30 p.m.


Check out all of January's McCarl Center workshops.


All events are held in the McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success, fourth floor, Cathedral of Learning unless otherwise specified.


Study Abroad

Would you like to go to Europe for a semester? or spend your summer in Africa?

Vist the Study Abroad Office's website to learn about all Study Abroad program offerings and scholarship opportunities.

Deadlines for summer and fall study abroad are quickly approaching!

Study Abroad Funding Opportunity

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

This scholarship aims to make the study abroad experience available to undergraduates who may not otherwise be able to participate due to financial constraints. Learn more.

Featured Study Abroad Programs

Comparative Healthcare in Costa Rica- Spring Break Study Abroad

This 1-credit course is a real world opportunity for students interested in health-related fields, such as nursing, social work, health and rehabilitation sciences, and psychology. Learn more.


Global Justice? Lugano, Switzerland- Summer Study Abroad

This two-week, three-credit global studies program focuses on divergent, even incompatible notions of global justice (political, cultural, philosophical, religious, legal) across cultures and countries.  Learn more.

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