Graduate Student Orientation

After a new SCI graduate student accepts their offer of admission, during the summer they will be added to an "SCI Graduate Student Orientation" Course on Pitt's Canvas system (the course management system used by instructors of most Pitt graduate courses). This course contains details about getting started at Pitt, dates and times of orientation activities, and more. Students can access this course by going to, selecting "Canvas," and logging in with their Pitt email userid.

In the meantime, here is an overview of resources available to help you get started:

Additionally, there will be School-wide orientation material shared with all new SCI graduate students via email.

Program orientation varies by your area of study, and some components may be online, others in person, some in groups, some one-on-one. You will be contacted directly by your department/program for details on orientation for your program, and we will update our orientation Canvas site with details as well.

In the meantime, if you have any additional questions, please access our Who to Contact page to find the appropriate personnel within SCI to help you find answers!