Incoming Student Orientation

Date and Times: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020  to Friday, August 21, 2020 

Location: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260


We are excited to officially welcome you to our Pitt Law community!  We will send out a survey the week before Orientation to determine whether or not you will be coming into the building or attending virtually.  We will assign you a time slot to enter the building and give you a room number each day that you plan on attending. All sessions will be offered virtually if you are not able to be in the building. Masks are required if on campus.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

10:00 – 10:15     Welcome to the Pitt Law Community
                                Charmaine McCall, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid
                                Amy Wildermuth, Dean
                                Danielle Despirito, SBA President

10:15 – 10:30     Operating in a Pandemic
                               Amy Wildermuth, Dean
                               LuAnn Driscoll, Building Manager

10:30 – 11:30     Introduction, Wellness, DRS and Ice Breaker
                                Allie Linsenmeyer, Dean of Students

11:30 – 11:45     Pandemic Part Two
                                Amy Wildermuth, Dean

11:45 – 12:30     Student Panel/Tours

4:30 – 5:00          ZOOM Session
                            Introduction to Office of Equity and Inclusive Excellence
                                 Tomar Pierson Brown, Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusive Excellence
                                 Vincent Johnson, Director of Equity and Inclusive Excellence

5:00-6:00              ZOOM Happy Hour!

 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

9:00 – 9:30          Student Obligations and Processes
                                 Haider Hamoudi, Vice Dean

9:30 – 10:00        Character and Fitness
                                 Allie Linsenmeyer, Dean of Students
                                 Rob Wible, Director of Academic Success and Bar Exam Services

10:00 – 10:30     Title IX Training
                               

10:30 – 11:00     Introduction to Themis
                                 Kevin Leary, Themis Representative

11:00 – 11:30     Adaptive Mindset Survey
                                 Professor Ann Sinsheimer

11:30 – 12:30     Alumni Welcome Panel
                                Lori McMaster, Executive Director of External Relations

4:30 – 5:00          ZOOM Session
                            Office of Equity and Inclusive Excellence
                                 Tomar Pierson Brown, Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusive Excellence
                                  Vincent Johnson, Director of Equity and Inclusive Excellence

5:00 – 6:00          ZOOM Happy Hour!

 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

1:00 – 2:00          Panel Discussion with Diverse Members of Bar
                                  Tomar Pierson Brown, Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusive Excellence
                                  Vincent Johnson, Director of Equity and Inclusive Excellence

2:00 – 4:00          Academic Excellence

 

Friday, August 21, 2020

All Remote, No In-person Option
Service project on hold until further notice

10:00 – 12:00      Student Organization Fair via Zoom Rooms
12:00 – 1:00        Conclusion of Zero-L Program with Vice Dean Hamoudi via Zoom
1:00 – 4:00          Meet Pitt Law!  ZOOM ROOM

4:00                     ZOOM CELEBRATION:  Swearing-In Ceremony