College Encouraging New Students to Sign up for Orientation

Craig F. Goess Student Center

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College admissions personnel are encouraging new students planning to enroll this fall to complete an admissions application and sign up for orientation as soon as possible.

John Carrere, PCC Director of Recruitment and First-Year Experience, says orientation is essential for newcomers to get off to a great start in higher education. The program, he said, covers important topics, including transitioning to college, financial aid, PCC policies and procedures, and connecting with local housing options.

“New Student Orientation is the beginning of our students’ journey at PCC; it’s where they receive all of the tools needed for success as new college students,” Carrere said. “We cover many of the questions students and their families have about attending Pitt and make sure they have a thorough understanding of PCC processes and support services available to help them succeed.”

Carrere said orientation sessions are held in the Craig F. Goess Student Center’s Davenport Multipurpose Room. In addition to the information presentation, he said orientation features campus tours and an opportunity for students to register with their advisors for fall classes.

As of Thursday, Carrere said space was available in orientation sessions scheduled for June 18, 20, 25 and 27, as well as July 9 and 11. All sessions begin at 10 a.m., he said, adding that students should visit the “New Student Orientation” page to register.

For more orientation details, Carrere says students can contact their advisors by emailing pccadvising@my.pittcc.edu. Information is also available on the PCC website.

Pitt’s 2024 Fall Semester is scheduled to begin Aug. 15.