College of General Studies

CGS Quick Start Orientation

CGS Quick Start Orientation (QSO) is your chance to get all the prep work out of the way so that you can start the semester worry-free as a new degree seeking student in the College of General Studies. During this fun and informative session in The McCarl Center located on the First Floor of Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 230 South Bouquet Street, you will:

  • Meet your advisor and enroll in classes. After you register for Quick Start and pay your deposit, please call 412-624-6600 to schedule an appointment with your advisor on the same day as Quick Start.
  • Learn more about The McCarl Center, our full-service student assistance center that offers free academic workshops, tutoring, career counseling, advising, study spaces, and other support services for busy adults and transfer students.
  • Enjoy a complimentary meal with incoming and current students.
  • Get the details on free public transportation and other discounts available with your Pitt ID.

Register for a Quick Start here.

The next Quick Start Orientation is scheduled on: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

All CGS Quick Start Orientation participants will be entered to win a $50 Pitt Book Store gift card!*

*Must be enrolled in classes to be eligible to win. 

Don't forget! Once you are admitted as a degree seeking student, pay your deposit and call 412-624-6600 to schedule an appointment with your advisor the same day as Quick Start Orientation or sooner! 

Not sure if CGS is right for you? No problem. Come to a CGS Quick Start and let us answer your questions!

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