Weekend Events

Schedule of Events

Participants will receive a finalized schedule with event locations and duration at the time of check-in. Overnight visits are only available on Saturday and Sunday nights.

Saturday (Celebration of Diversity)
Noon-3 p.m. Registration
2:30 p.m. Welcoming Remarks
3-4 p.m. Ice Breaker/Admission Talk
4-5 p.m. Student Panel
4-5 p.m. Parent/Counselor Session
5-6 p.m. Overnight Student Matching (MANDATORY)
6:30 p.m. Networking Reception
Sunday (in conjunction with Sleeping Bag Weekend)
10 a.m. Student Services Fair
10:30 a.m. Brunch
Noon-2 p.m. Office Hours with the Director of Admission
Noon-4 p.m. Interviews
1-5 p.m. Campus Tours, Admission & Financial Aid Information Sessions, Academic Information Sessions
5:30 p.m. Trolley Tour of Pittsburgh for Parents
7:30 p.m. Student Life Activity
Monday (in conjunction with Sleeping Bag Weekend)
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Observe Classes, Departmental Meetings
9:30 a.m. Campus Tour
10:30 a.m. Parent Session on Campus Life
11:30 a.m. Campus Tour
1 p.m. Residence Hall Visit
1:30 p.m. Campus Tour
3:30 p.m. Campus Tour

Admission Interviews

During the weekend, one-on-one interviews with our admission counselors are available, but not required. Interviews will take place on Sunday afternoon and you will be notified of your interview time at registration.

Fine Arts Participants

All participants with an interest in the fine arts must follow a two-step process before registering for Celebration of Diversity:

  1. Submit an application for admission
  2. Schedule an audition or portfolio review through the College of Fine Arts' website

Both of the above steps must be completed by:

Early Decision Regular Decision
November 1
(not available for acting, directing, music theater, composition, flute, music & technology, piano, violin, voice or BXA)
December 1

Please note that there is no Early Decision application plan for acting, directing or music theater within the School of Drama; composition, flute, music & technology, piano, violin or voice within the School of Music; or the BXA interdisciplinary programs.