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CGS Alumni Rebecca Burns

Rebecca Burns

Rebecca Burns began her Pitt career in the School of Dental Medicine, where she pursued a Dental Hygiene Certificate and graduated in 2011 as a registered dental hygienist. However, she could not stay away from the classroom and returned to Pitt and the College of General Studies in the fall of 2011... More>


A Fresh Face for CGS

The College of General Studies and its associated units—the McCarl Center, the Office of Veterans Services, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute—will relocate to a new signature space on the first floor of Posvar Hall in May 2014.  More>



October 11: Graduation Reception Speaker Application deadline for fall 2013


October 25: Deadline to submit Monitored Withdrawal forms to dean's office


October 28: Spring term enrollment appointments begin



Speak at the Fall CGS Graduation Reception

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

CGS Peer Mentoring

The CGS Peer Mentoring program’s mission is to enhance the academic, personal, and social experience of nontraditional students by providing a forum to discuss the many issues that students face, as well as a supportive group of fellow students to help navigate these issues. Get involved.>

CGS Pitt Panthers TV Internships

Students selected for an internship at Pitt Panthers TV work with an executive producer to cover a Pitt sport, and learn how to produce live television broadcasts for air on The Comcast Network, ACC Digital Network, and/or ESPN 3! Learn more>

South Hills College Club Scholarship for Women

For students who live in or graduated from high school in the South Hills: The South Hills College Club is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a woman who had stopped out of college for two years and has returned to work toward an undergraduate or graduate degree. For an application, please send your name and address to Mrs. George C. Smith, 300 Madison Ave. #329, Pittsburgh, PA 15243. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2013.

Early Incentive Advising Sessions

E-mail your advisor your spring schedule or contact the CGS front desk to schedule your mandatory fall advising appointment between October 14 and November 1, and be entered to win a $75 gift certificate to the Pitt Book Store.

CAAP Testing

Stay Tuned for information about CAAP testing to take place November 4-16. CGS degree-seeking students who participate receive a $20 gift certificate from Giant Eagle and are entered for the chance to win a Kindle Fire!



Featured McCarl Center Workshop: Math 101: Tactics to Achieve Math Success

Monday, October 14, 4-5:30 p.m.


Check out all of October's McCarl Center workshops.>


Peer Mentor Event: Painless Papers
Wednesday, October 9, 4-6 p.m.


Honors College Information Session Sponsored by CGS Advising and Alpha Sigma Lambda
Thursday, October 17, 4-6 p.m.


What Can I Do with a Major in Health Services? Information Session with the Graduate School of Public Health
Wednesday, October 23, 4-5:30 p.m.


Pitt Make a Difference Day
Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,

William Pitt Union



Emerging Leaders Weekend Program for Leadership Certificate Co-curricular Requirement
Friday, November 1-Sunday, November 3,

William Pitt Union


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



Academic Support
For additional academic support, including tutoring services and workshops, visit the Academic Resource Center.


CGS Career Services Newsletter
Want information and resources to help you explore career opportunities? Contact the CGS career services consultant at bmm96@pitt.edu to be added to the monthly CGS career services e-mailing list.


Find the Right Student Organization for You

Looking to get involved with a student organization at Pitt? Visit the student organization directory to find one that is right for you. 


Stay Connected

We want to hear your CGS story! Tell us what makes CGS special to you, send us news about your latest accomplishments, or share pictures of you and your friends from CGS.  More>

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