Academic Planning Day, June 12

Education, Engineering, Nursing & Health Sciences, and Undeclared

June 12, 2017 

Academic planning days familiarize incoming students with Pitt-Johnstown's campus, faculty, staff, regulations and procedures, and offers first-term advising.

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8 a.m. - 4 p.m. – Photo IDs at the ID Center, Student Union G-61

8:15 a.m.-9 a.m. – Check-In, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center (PPAC)

Doors open at 8:15 a.m.

9 a.m. – Welcome 

Vice-President for Academic Affairs Dr. Janet Grady

Academic Planning 

Assistant VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Kristen L. Majocha

Director Academic Success Center Ms. Kate Stahl-Kinsinger

Student Services Planning Information

Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Shawn Brooks

Registrar, Financial Aid, Business Office -  Mr. Chris Stumpf, Registrar

Information Technology – Dr. Jeff Sernell

10:15 a.m. – Break

10:30 a.m. – Engaging Your Discipline (various locations):

  • Engineering, PPAC, Main Theater
  • Nursing/Health Sciences, Whalley Chapel
  • Education, 141 Biddle
  • Undeclared, PPAC, Black Box Studio Theater

Noon – Lunch

1:15-3 p.m. – Student Advising, Scheduling and Training; and Parent Panel



Academic Advising, Fall Schedules, Portal Training

1:15 p.m.

  • Blue Group 140 Engineering and Science Building Gold Group to Rooms Below:
    • Engineering, 240 ENS Building
    • Nursing/Health Sciences, 117 NHS
    • Education, 141Biddle
    • Undeclared: Academic Success Center

2 p.m.

  • Blue Group to Rooms Above
  • Gold Group 140 ENS Building

Panel for Parents, PPAC Main Theater

1:15 – 3:00 p.m.

An interactive discussion featuring department heads from: Registrar, Financial Aid, Business Office, Health Services, Meal Plan, Housing, Commuter and Residential Life, Campus Police, Real World Program, Library

3 - 4 p.m. – Foreign Language Placement Testing

Students wishing to demonstrate their language skills in French and/or in Spanish should contact the Humanities Division ( to schedule to take the appropriate foreign language placement exam.  This will allow us to place respective students in the appropriate level French or Spanish course during the fall term.   In your email, please include your full name, language exam desired, and the Academic Planning Day that you will attend.

3 - 4 p.m. – Office Fair

Student Union, Cambria Room, Meet representatives from every office, financial aid Q&A, schedule adjustments if necessary

3:30 p.m. – Campus Tours, optional