Academic Planning Day, June 18

Education, Engineering, Nursing & Health Sciences, and Undeclared

June 18, 2018 

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

8:30 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 – Mr. Chris Stumpf

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

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. – Office fair and staggered lunch groups

1:15 - 3 p.m. Afternoon Break-out Sessions



Academic Advising, Fall Schedules, Portal Training

1:15 p.m.

  • Blue Group, Heritage Hall
  • Gold Group:
    • 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, Heritage Hall

Panel for Parents, PPAC Main Theater

1:15-1:30 p.m.

Student Safety and Title IX, Amy Buxbaum, VP of Finance and Administration and Title IX Officer

1:30 – 3 p.m.

Interactive Panel for Parents – An interactive discussion and Q&A with representative from the following campus departments:

Athletics, Bookstore, Business Office, Campus Ministries, Campus Police, Career Services, Financial Aid, Information Technology, Health and Counseling, Housing and Dining, Library, Registrar, Residence Life, Student Activities and Engagement

3 - 4 p.m. – Foreign Language Placement Testing, 248 Biddle Hall

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.

3:30 p.m. – Campus Tours, optional, beginning in Blackington Hall lobby

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. – Photo IDs, Student Union Commuter Lounge (162 – upper level)

Please present another form of ID