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Treston Clark-LaRue, BS Natural Sciences

Learn about CGS student Treston Clark-LaRue’s impressive achievements and future plans while on the Pre-Health track.


To read his full story, click here.

Featured News & Events

President Roth Lecture

Join CGS as we welcome speaker Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan University and author of the book Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters.


Date: Wednesday, March 2

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: University Club, Ballroom B (upstairs)


Seating is limited, please RSVP here!

Humanities in Continuing Education

On Wednesday March 23, you are invited to attend Humanities in Continuing Education—an exciting one-day series of events organized by the College of General Studies in conjunction with the Provost’s Year of the Humanities.


The program features a public lecture on Baroque Art, a student-alumni panel, and a photo and video exhibit, each providing a platform for exploring the role of the humanities in the personal and professional lives of non-traditional and adult students. The events are free and open to the public. For program details and to RSVP, please visit our web site here.

Featured CGS Scholarship: Summer Internship

The College of General Studies Summer Internship Scholarship can alleviate the financial burden and time constraints of an unpaid internship. Motivated students are encouraged to apply. This scholarship covers the cost of tuition and fees for a 3-credit summer internship.


Summer 2016 Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2016


Application information can be found here!

Graduation Information

Students who applied for April 2016 Graduation should have received information about the CGS Graduation Reception and Recognition Ceremony.


RSVPs ARE REQUIRED for this event by Friday, April 8.


Event information and the RSVP form can be found here. If you are planning to graduate in April and did not receive information about this event, contact Jillian Rodgers at jar124@pitt.edu.

Schedule Advising Appointments Online!

CGS Students can now schedule their advising appointments online!


Click the "Make an Advising Appointment" button on the cgs.pitt.edu homepage, or access the link through the My Resources page on my.Pitt.edu.


important dates

Spring Term Dates


Sunday, March 6-Sunday, March 13: Spring Recess for students (no classes); University remains open except on Friday, March 11.


Wednesday, March 16: Spring term deadline for monitored withdrawal forms


Friday, March 25: Fall term Veteran enrollment appointments begin

Monday, March 28: Fall term enrollment period begins

Friday, April 8: Last day for Fall term enrollement appointments


Saturday, April 9: Fall Term open enrollment period begins


Friday, April 22: SPRING TERM: Last day for undergraduate classes


For all spring term dates, click here.

News & Events

Lecture: The University Honors College Presents The Climate Change Series


"Climate Change: Health Risks and Opportunities"


Presenter: Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH
Professor and John P Holton Chair in

Health and the Environment
Director, Global Health Institute,

University of Wisconsin


Tuesday, March 15, 2016
4:00 PM
William Pitt Union, Ballroom
3959 Fifth Ave


How can we protect human health from the effects of climate change? Award-winning professor Jonathan Patz will relate the historic outcomes of the UN Conference of the Parties meeting (COP21) to his more than two decades of research on the health effects of climate change and show how a low-carbon economy can offer large public health opportunities.


This lecture is free and open to the public but space is limited. Click here to reserve your seat.


Institute of Politics Internship Placement and Seminar for Fall 2016


This program has been in existence for over 20 years and has placed over 500 students in the offices of elected officials at the federal, state and local levels. Undergraduate students from all majors are eligible to apply and students will receive a certificate upon completion.


This interdisciplinary program is designed to provide students with first-hand experience working with local, state, and federal elected officials involved in the policy-making process for the Pittsburgh region.  The students work closely with the official’s office, gaining firsthand knowledge the political workings and atmosphere of the Pittsburgh region. These experiences are supplemented with a weekly seminar, designed to utilize creative learning techniques and discussion to further analyze the public service process. The Elsie Hillman Civic Forum partners with the Political Science Department and College of General Studies to offer this 4-credit, letter-graded course.


For more information, click here

CGS STudent Government

CGS-SG Dates and Reminders


If you are interested in getting inovlved in student groups at CGS, please email Adam Robinson. Adam is the new Director of the McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success and would love to meet with you to talk about all the ways you can be active in the CGS community.

McCarl Center News

Writing Help Now Available for CGS and Veteran Students


The McCarl Center is now offering CGS and veteran students one-on-one consultations and tutoring to help with your papers, projects and writing assignments.

Our new writing tutor, April Flynn, is available to meet with you via in-person, phone, Skype video or asynchronous online consultations, on Tuesdays from 1 - 7p.m., and on Fridays from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. All in-person appointments will take place in the McCarl Center, 1400 Posvar Hall.

You can make appointments by calling the Pitt Writing Center at (412) 624-6556, or you can schedule an appointment through the Writing Center’s online scheduler pitt.mywconline.com. Be sure to select the CGS Students/Veterans 2164 Spring schedule from the dropdown menu!

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