Student Schedule

 Session One – Thursday, July 10th and Friday, July 11th  --  Session Two – Monday, July 14th and Tuesday, July 15th   

Thursday, July 10th, and Monday, July 14th  (Day One)

10:30 am - Noon  Student Check-in, Frame-Westerberg Commons
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Panther Expo Fair, Frame-Westerberg Commons
Representatives from local banks, U.S. Army ROTC, Bradford Area  Chamber of Commerce, Allegheny National Forest Vacation Bureau, Academic Success Center,
TRiO Student Support Services and other key Pitt-Bradford offices will be on hand to give you more information.
You can also get information on self-guided tours of the four styles of campus housing.
11 am  Campus Tours (optional) Check in at the Commons Lobby Information Desk
11 am - 1 pm Lunch, KOA Dining Room, Frame-Westerberg  Commons
1 - 2 pm  

Welcome and Opening Session of Beginnings 2014 
Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell Hall

  • Dr. Livingston Alexander, president
  • Dr. K. James Evans, vice president and dean of student affairs

Overview of Your Academic Program and the Advising Process

  • Dr. Steven E. Hardin, vice president and dean of academic affairs
  • James Baldwin, assistant dean of academic affairs and registrar
  • Sue Gleason, director of academic advising center
2:15– 3:15 pm Reaching Out:  Get to know your Beginnings counselors and some of your fellow classmates 
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Housing, Residential Life and Dining Services, Student Code of Conduct, Campus  Police  & Safety, and Student Computing 
Mukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons

  • Dr. Ron Binder,associate dean, student affairs
  • Dan Songer, director, campus police and safety
  • Rhett Kennedy, director, Auxliary Services
  • Jessica Taylor, director of housing
  • Bill Kline, director, desktop/user services, CTM Services
4:45 - 5:30 pm

Making the Grade at Pitt-Bradford
Locations to be determined

  • Ask questions and receive tips from a faculty and student panel about how to do well in your academic work and how to get off to the right start at the beginning of your first Fall Term on campus 
5:30 - 5:45 pm

Remarks and Announcements to Students and Parents
Mukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons

  • General announcement. Athletic coaches will be available to speak with students & parents about intercollegiate sports programs.
  • Parents and other family members will leave campus.
6 - 7:00 pm  New Student Dinner, KOA Dining Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons 
7:30 - 8 pm  

Beginnings Small Group Meetings
Pre-determained meeting place

A time to touch base with your group and prepare for the evening activities.

8 - 9:30 pm

Beginnings Pizzathon 
Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell Hall

Learn about student life at Pitt-Bradford and pick up a few toppings along the way.

9:30 - 10:30 pm Pitt-Bradford Rocks  
Party on the patio, play sand volleyball, ping pong, bingo or billiards in or near the Frame-Westerberg Commons.
Throughout the evening, you will have the chance to sign up for a roommate for the fall term. 
10:30 pm
Prizes - Pizza Party - Campfire


Friday, July 11th and Friday, July 15th (Day Two)

7:30 - 9 am Breakfast, KOA Dining Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons 
9:30 - 9:45 am
Financial Aid and Student Accounts (Money Matters), Mukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons
  • Melissa Ibanez, director financial aid
  • Christina Marrone, associate registrar & assistant director of enrollment services 
9:45- 11:15 am

Distribution of Academic Advising Session Locations & New Student Survey
Mukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons

  •  Dr. K. James Evans, student affairs
11:15 am - 12 noon
Academic Division Meetings with Faculty Members:  
Learn about your academic major, or about what options are available for undeclared students, and meet some of the Pitt-Bradford faculty (locations to be announced).) 
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Meetings for Nursing, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Radiological Science and Sports Medicine Students
11:00 am - 4:30 pm ID Pictures Taken,  ID Office, Room 143 Frame-Westerberg Commons  
12 Noon - 2 pm Lunch, KOA Dining Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons 
12:30 pm Campus Tours (optional) Check-in at the Commons Information Lobby
1 - 2:00 pm

Disability Support Services Program, Rooms A/B, Frame -Westerberg Commons

A program providing an overview of our disability support services

TRiO Student Support Services Information, University Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons
You can also stop by at your convenience to learn more about this valuable program.
Noon - 4:30 pm

At your leisure, take time to:

    • Sign up for the Panther Shop book reservation program.
    • Turn in your roommate request form and have your I.D. picture taken.
    • Take a self-guided tour of the four styles of campus housing. Guide maps are available at the Commons Information Desk.
    • Turn in your apartment key in the Commons Lobby before you leave.
    • Complete your Beginnings Evaluation form and receive a special gift.


The Panther Shop, located on the first floor of the Frame-Westerberg Commons, will be open on both days of Beginnings, with specific hours posted at the main entrance. You'll have plenty of time to buy a Pitt-Bradford T-shirt, hoodie, coffee mug, hat and much more. Fall Term books will be available for purchase in late August along with a  book reservation program (details provided in The Panther Shop).