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Teresa Lane, Social Sciences

Read about CGS Student Teresa Lane and her work helping to improve the lives of people in developing areas of South America.


To read her full story, click here.


Toys for Tots Drive

Please join OVS in supporting the U.S. Marine Reserve Toys for Tots program! The mission is to collect new, unwrapped toys during December and distribute those toys to less fortunate children in the community. If you would like to participate, please bring new and unwrapped toys to the OVS office by Friday, December 18.

CGS Math Review Workshops



Tuesday, December 15: 9 - 11 a.m.


Algebra, with MATH 0010 Focus: 

Tuesday, December 15: 3 - 5 p.m.


Calculus 1 and Business Calculus: 

Tuesday, December 15: 1 - 3 p.m.


Math Tutoring - Any Class: 

Wednesday, December 16: 9 - 11 a.m. and 3 - 5 p.m.


Contact CGS math tutor, Donna, at djr56@pitt.edu with questions.

important dates & deadlines

Fall and Spring Term 2015/2016


Friday, December 11: Last day for undergraduate day classes and the last day for continuing students to register for spring 2016 term without penalty fee


Monday, December 14-Saturday, December 19: Finals week


Friday, December 18: CGS Graduation


Saturday, December 19: Last day of the fall 2015 term; official date for degrees awarded in the fall term


Monday, January 4: All University offices, buildings, and residence halls reopen

Wednesday, January 6: Spring Term enrollment period ends for all students

Wednesday, January 6: Spring Term classes begin

Monday, January 18: Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday observance (University closed)


Tuesday, January 19: Spring Term add/drop period ends


For more spring term dates, view the Office of the University Registrar's official calendar.

News & Events

University Honors College Lecture


The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy and the School of Law and the University Honors College sponsor to present:


Ethics, Citizenship and Governance: Can We Fix the Criminal Justice System for the 21st Century?


Featured speaker:
Fred Thieman, President of the Buhl Foundation

Thursday, January 28
12 p.m.

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Room 111

CGS Student Government

CGS-SG Dates and Reminders

CGS Student Government - The first Spring meeting will be held on Friday, January 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the McCarl Center lounge.  All CGS students are welcomed to attend. Please contact CGSSG@pitt.edu to RSVP.


ASL (Alpha Sigma Lambda) - New members will be inducted on Friday, January 22 at 6 p.m. in the PAA. Eligible students will be mailed invitations this term. Current members are encouraged to apply for the position of ASL President.


LAE (Lambda Alpha Epsilon) - Information sessions will be held in February and March. All Administration of Justice and Legal Studies majors/minors are encouraged to attend to learn more about the organization and the benefits of membership. Current AJ and LS majors/minors will be emailed more details at the beginning of the Spring term.


Student Ambassadors - All new external transfer students have been assigned a Student Ambassador, who is an experienced CGS student interested in helping new CGS students make a successful transition into Pitt. Student Ambassadors will email their students at the beginning of the Spring term.


Student Activities Fair - Pitt’s Office of First Year Experience and Office of Student Life will host the Student Activities Fair on Thursday, January 7 from 3-5 p.m. in the O'Hara Student Center. Stop by to meet current members from all CGS student groups and learn more about their organizations!


If you have any questions about the above organizations and how to get involved, 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.

Featured Opportunities

Media & Professional Communication Students: CIDDE is Hiring an Assistant Media Producer

Pitt’s Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE) is hiring an Assistant Media Producer, and they are looking for students with a background and/or passion in video production to apply. Students must have had relevant coursework, and past experience is preferred.


To view the job posting and apply, click here.


Applicants are highly encouraged to submit media/video samples to CIDDE Media Coordinator, John Guinane, at jog83@pitt.edu.

CGS is Hiring!

We are hiring part-time student workers for the position of CGS Office Assistant for the spring term. CGS students are highly encouraged to apply. Review the job posting and apply here!

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Hours of Operation

The College of General Studies and McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success are open late to better serve our students.
Monday - Thursday:

8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:



Special Holiday Hours:

CGS will be closed over the University's Winter Recess beginning on Thursday, December 24, 2015. Our normal hours of operation will resume on Monday, January 4, 2016.

We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season! 

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