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Students talking and smiling at fall open house

Open House

Please check back in the spring for our Fall 2020 date. 

Everyone is welcome!

Take this opportunity to meet with SHRS faculty and students from each of our Departments. Learn firsthand about our programs and explore the many career opportunities they offer. Whether you're in high school, or you're an undergraduate, graduate, transfer, or nontraditional student, Open House is the perfect time to learn more about the structure of our programs and understand the admissions process. For a complete list of programs, visit our Academics Page

Location & Parking Information

Open House will take place at William Pitt Union in the heart of campus. SHRS programs are housed in multiple locations throughout Oakland and Pittsburgh, some of which will be available for tours beginning at 11:30 a.m. 

Guests are encouraged to park in Soldiers and Sailors Parking Garage, across the street from William Pitt Union.

Parking and Directions

Open House Agenda

Making the Most of Open House

Not sure what to expect? Review our suggested Best Practices to make the most of your Open House experience! 


We encourage all prospective students join a general campus tour, approximately 40-45 minutes in length. Current students will show you the must-see buildings and provide interesting campus information along the way! Tours will leave the William Pitt Union every 15 minutes.

Events Around Campus

Coming in early? Sample A Class!

Making a weekend of your trip to Pittsburgh? Here are some additional events you may want to participate in.

Explore the University of Pittsburgh Events Calendar.

Looking for a local farmers market or festival? Check out Cool Pittsburgh or Visit Pittsburgh for some tips!

Additional Non-Pitt events can be found through the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Pittsburgh City Paper.

Where To Stay

Explore Lodging options close to Pitt.

What have prospective students said about previous Open Houses?

"As I live in Indiana, I thoroughly enjoyed finally being able to be on campus and to get a feel for life at the University of Pittsburgh. It felt very welcoming and like somewhere I not only can see myself in the future, but also as somewhere that I want to be. My favorite part of the Open House was the opportunity to talk to the director of the program I will be applying for. She was friendly, helpful, encouraging, informative, and a great resource. I look forward to visiting UPitt in the future."
-Prospective SHRS Student

" I really enjoyed talking to the students who were already in my program and hearing from them what to expect and some tips for applying!"
-Prospective SHRS Student 

"The people I met were all incredibly nice and helpful, and I got the sense that everyone genuinely wanted to be there because they loved their programs and wanted to share them with others. I thought the set-up was nice, it was relatively easy to navigate, and though I was set on the OT program, I really liked that there were so many different programs to visit on the same day. I like how it was a whole SHRS open house rather than a specific program's open house. Overall, I had a great time and my only complaint is that it was too short! Thank you for putting on this event.”
-Prospective SHRS Student

For more information, contact:

SHRS Office of Recruitment
4048 Forbes Tower
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: (412) 383-6556