Parent & Family Events

Parents and families are invited to join us during the events listed below throughout the weekend.


Thursday, August 17th

Move-in and Check-in

Parents and families are encouraged to assist their students with moving in to their dorms. They also should come with their student to check in for FreshFest at the William Pitt Union Plaza anytime between 11am-4pm.

Open House

Once move-in is done on Thursday, all parents and families are invited to stop by the Hillel Jewish University Center Building (4607 Forbes Avenue) for an Open House from 4-5:30pm. You will get the chance to hear from Hillel and University of Pittsburgh staff from 4-4:30, as well as see our building and get an official tour.

Friday, August 18th

Check out Campus

Parents and families who are still in town on Friday are welcome to walk around campus, as well as the Oakland neighborhood and any of the other surrounding areas of Pittsburgh. Some suggested activities will be provided on Thursday when you check in your student for FreshFest.

Shabbat Services and Dinner

All parents and families are invited to join their students for Shabbat services and dinner at our Hillel building Friday night. Our building will open around 6pm, with services starting at 6:30pm and dinner at 7:00pm. Reform and Conservative service options will be available for students and their families to attend.