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Jacob Sweed, BA, Administration of Justice

Army ROTC Cadet Jacob Sweed is highly involved on Pitt's campus and abroad. Read Jacob's story about how he took his Army experience to Kosovo and the work he did there with the Kosovo Security Force.


CAAP Testing

Sign up to participate in a unique volunteer opportunity! The College of General Studies is looking for students seeking a CGS major to participate in a liberal arts writing skills assessment designed to measure CGS' academic programs. Multiple sessions are available from September 28-October 9, 2015.


Participants will receive a $30 WePay cash card!


For more information and to RSVP, click here!

Welcome Back BBQ

Join the CGS Student Government, Student Ambassadors, and CGS Alumni Society for a networking social and barbeque!


Bring your friends and family for a night of great food, games, contests, raffles, and most importantly, the second annual CGS karaoke night!


Friday, September 25, 2015

6-9 p.m.

Wesley W. Posvar Patio


Please RSVP to CGSSG@pitt.edu by

Wednesday, September 23!

Save the Date: CGS Homecoming

The CGS Student Government and Alumni Society invite you to the CGS Pre-Fireworks Celebration and Networking Event, as part of Pitt's Homecoming celebration.


Friday, October 9, 2015

Pittsburgh Athletic Association

Schenley Room

7-9 p.m.


This event is free to CGS students and alumni!


Save the Date: CGS Fall Open House

Do you have a friend or family member who you think would be interested in CGS? Invite them to the CGS Fall Open House on Thursday, October 15, 2015, from 3-6 p.m.

They can learn about all that CGS has to offer, from our majors and certificates to all of the resources CGS provides to help students succeed.


For more information, visit CGS Open House.

important dates & deadlines

Welcome Back!

On behalf of all CGS staff, we would like to you welcome all new students and all returning students to CGS. We hope you all have a wonderful school year!

Fall Term 2015

Monday, September 7: Labor Day (University Closed)


Friday, September 11: Fall term add/drop period ends


Friday, October 2-Sunday, October 4: Family Weekend


Friday, October 9-Sunday, October 11: Homecoming Weekend


Monday, October 19: Fall break for students (no classes)


Tuesday, October 20: No Tuesday classes. Follow Monday class schedule


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

Apply for Graduation

Are you graduating from CGS or completing a CGS certificate in December? If so, and if you have not already completed the graduation forms, call 412-624-6600 to set up a graduation appointment with your advisor before Friday, September 11


Avoid the late application fees by calling today!

English Department Internship Grants

Applications for the Department of English Internship Grants are due by Friday, September 11. Please contact your CGS advisor for more information.


Grant recipients receive funding for unpaid and low-paid internships and living expenses for internships outside of Pittsburgh. For-credit and not-for-credit internships are eligible for the grant and awards are given on a one-time-only basis.

CGS News & Events

Math Tutoring

The College of General Studies offers math tutoring within the McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success. Whether you are struggling in a math-related course, need help with an upcoming exam or project, or just want to brush up on basic math skills, we can help.


Walk-in hours with CGS's math tutor, Donna Rosenberger, are offered on


Tuesdays: 1-5:30 p.m.

Thursdays: 1-5:30 p.m.


Online tutoring  also is available through CourseWeb. E-mail Donna at djr56@pitt.edu for access.


More CGS student support information can be found on our Web site.

Majors & Minors Expo

Haven't yet chosen a specifc major? Are you thinking about adding a second major or certificate to your program? Find out more about all of the majors, minors, and certifcate programs Pitt has to offer at the Majors & Minors Expo!


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

William Pitt Union


For other upcoming events, check out the Student Affairs Web site.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

OLLI at Pitt 10th Anniversary Celebration

OLLI members are invited to join OLLI at Pitt as it celebrates 10 years of learning, growing, and thriving!


Friday, October 2, 2015

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

20th Century Club


Featured speaker is Rick Sebak, film director and producer, WQED Multimedia.


Music provided by Peter King, a performing musician, guitar instructor, former music journalist with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Press, and OLLI instructor.


Please note that this is an OLLI members only event.


Call 412-624-7308 to RSVP by September 15.


Not an OLLI member? Learn more.

Office of Veterans Services

Project 22 Screening

In collaboration with PITT Vets, the Office of Veterans Services is hosting a screening of Project 22, a documentary focusing on suicide in the veteran community. All Pitt students are welcome to attend this free event.


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

O’Hara Student Center Ballroom

6-9 p.m.


Watch the trailer for the documentary here.

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