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Alumni Share Their Stories

Rebecca Burns

Dawn Gunning, pictured here, was one of several esteemed alumni who graciously agreed to participate in a video interview during the weekend of Homecoming 2013. Hear what Ms. Gunning and other CGS alumni have to say about their time at CGS, and how CGS has helped them succeed since graduation. Check out the alumni video stories.>


Welcome CGS’ New Visiting Instructor Carol Trent

CGS alumna Carol LS Trent (Administration of Justice and Humanities, ’05) has returned to CGS—this time as a visiting instructor in Administration of Justice. In addition to teaching (Ms. Trent currently teaches Deviance and the Law), she will be developing four on-ground CGS courses into online courses for the 2014-14 academic year. Read more>


Connect with CGS Peer Mentors on Facebook

CGS Connections, the college’s peer mentoring program, invites you to join us on Facebook. Now, no matter where you are, you can be an active part of our CGS community.  “Like” the CGS Facebook page, join the Peer Mentoring Group, and post a comment telling us about the most influential person in your life, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the book store!

CGS Student Awarded Scholarship from the Wounded Warrior and Veterans Education Assistance Fund

Congratulations to first-year CGS student Nathan Babyak (Media and Professional Communications) on his recent scholarship award from the Wounded Warrior and Veterans Education Assistance Fund. Read more>


November 9: Spring term enrollment begins


November 18: Fall CGS Graduation Reception & Recognition Ceremony RSVP deadline


November 22-December 6: Fall CGS Graduation Reception & Recognition Ceremony ticket pick-up


November 27-December 1: Thanksgiving Break


Nontraditional Student Week

November 4–9

This week honors the hard work of those students who are pursuing an education while managing other priorities, like work, family, and community responsibilities. The week offers workshops, lectures, films, and networking events that empower our students to succeed. Check out the complete list of events.>

CAAP Testing

Calling all degree-seeking CGS students: We need your help! CGS is looking for students to participate in a liberal arts reading comprehension assessment designed to measure our programs. The assessment is offered at various times and location from November 6-16. Participants will receive a $20 Giant Eagle gift card. The first 150 participants will be entered for a chance to win a Kindle Fire, so sign up todayRead more>

Apply for the G. Alec Stewart Student Achievement Award

This Award recognizes students in their junior year who are judged to best symbolize the values of the University Honors College and of the University generally. Four students will be selected annually for this award, each to receive a prize of $1,000. Read more>

Community Based Research Fellowship

The Community-Based Research Fellowship Program supports University of Pittsburgh undergraduate students while they are conducting community-based research projects with an award of $800 for a semester. More>


Featured McCarl Center Workshop: 


Sensible Snacking: Eating Healthy While on the Go
CGS Connections: A Peer Mentor Event
Wednesday, November 6, 4-5 p.m.
Free snacks and refreshments provided.


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


Meet the Author: Brian O'Neill
Friday, November 8, 5-7 pm


Study Abroad Information Session
Tuesday, November 19, 12-2 p.m.


PHEAA and CGS Information Session
Saturday, November 23, 10-11 a.m.


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


University Honors College

For a more challenging and individualized academic experience check out the University Honors College's courses, degree programs, supplementary advising, fellowship opportunities, and other resources. More>

CGS Online Courses

The College of General Studies offers a variety of online courses for greater flexibility than traditional face-to-face courses. Read more>

Information About Graduate Schools:

Pitt Grad and Law School Fair
Tuesday, November 19


Pitt graduate school information sessions:


School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Open House
Saturday, November 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Register here>


School of Education Open House
Wednesday, November 6, 6 p.m.
Register here>


School of Public Health Open House
November 15, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Register here>

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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