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Minting Yu, BA Administration of Justice

Learn about CGS student Minting Yu’s impressive achievements and future plans while studying Administraion of Justice and being on the Pre-Med track.


To read her full story, click here.

Featured News & Events

Spring 2016 Graduation


The deadline to RSVP for the CGS Graduation Reception and Recongition Ceremony held on Friday, April 29 is TOMORROW, FRIDAY APRIL 8. Students who have not yet RSVP'd will receive one final reminder email with directions on how to RSVP. Any questions, please contact Jillian at jar24@pitt.edu.


The Pitt-wide Commencement event will be held on Sunday, May 1. Students attending this event should attend Graduation Central to receive directions for the event and to purchase your cap and gown (which is required for the May 1 event.)


Where:  Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall
When:   11 a.m. to 7 p.m., April 12 and 13

Humanities in Continuing Education

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


The program featured a public lecture on Baroque Art, a student-alumni panel, and a photo and video exhibit. All are welcome to still view the exhibit that currently hangs in the McCarl Center for Nontraditional Education, 1400 Wesley S. Posvar Hall.

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!

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

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


Sunday, May 1: Annual Commencement Convocation

Wednesday, May 4: SPRING TERM grades must be approved by instructors by 11:59 p.m.



Monday, May 16: SUMMER 12-WEEK, 6-WEEK-1, 4-WEEK-1 SESSIONS begin


For all spring and summer term dates, click here.

News & Events

UHC Lecture: The Scientific Basis and Economic Challenges of Precision Medicine


Presenter: Lewis Jacobson, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences,
Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences


Friday, April 8th, 2016
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Room 0239

Cathedral of Learning


Traditional medicine postulated that we are all more or less the same biologically, and individual differences are random variability. “Precision medicine” differs by incorporating information on how genes, environment and lifestyle differ among people.  For more information about UHC events, visit: honorscollege.pitt.edu/about/event-calendar



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.

Make Finals Week a Walk in the Park!

Take a break from studying and join CGS Student Government members for a free lunch and a walk in Highland Park on April 22nd at 2 p.m.  You can swap stories about upcoming final exams with your fellow CGS students while enjoying a relaxing afternoon at one of Pittsburgh’s best parks.  We’d appreciate if you RSVP by April 20th, so we know how many lunches to order.  If you have questions, please contact Macy Lucas at cgssg@pitt.edu.


Attention ADMJ and LS Majors

Lambda Alpha Epsilon is seeking new members to be a part of its student run group. Benefits include networking with students, alumni, and area employers in addition to gaining access to national scholarships and professional conference opportunities.  Interested? Email Shynna Pennington at smp126@pitt.edu.

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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