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Pitt C.A.R.E.S.

Contact Person:  Tony Fuentez, Associate Director of Admission, 620-235-4251 or (800) 854-PITT (7488), 620-235-6003 (FAX)

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August 15th Pitt C.A.R.E.S. Agenda

Pitt C.A.R.E.S. (Campus Advisement, Registration and Enrollment Services) is designed to assist new freshmen with their transition to Pittsburg State University.  During Pitt C.A.R.E.S., students gain valuable insights about college life through small-group activities, meet with an academic advisor to plan their fall semester and complete university enrollment procedures.

By attending Pitt C.A.R.E.S. students will:

  • Enroll in courses for the fall 2014 semester
  • Meet other member of their incoming class
  • Meet current PSU students
  • Receive their PSU ID card (bring photo ID and know your Social Security Number)
  • Feel better prepared to start PSU in the fall
  • Be better informed about campus services

All 2014 high school graduates planning to enroll for the Fall 2014 semester are REQUIRED to attend Pitt C.A.R.E.S. This includes Fort Scott Qualified Admission Students.  PLEASE NOTE: Students admitted to a two-year Certificate Program or an Associate Degree Program are NOT required to attend a Pitt C.A.R.E.S. program. 

The August 2014 Pitt C.A.R.E.S. date is August 15th.

Pitt C.A.R.E.S program fees are $30 per student, $15 per parent/guest and siblings under 18 are free.  Online payment via credit card is recommended.  If you do not wish to pay online, you may choose to mail in a check.  Please do not send cash.  Fees are non-refundable.

Students attending Pitt C.A.R.E.S. who wish to move into the Residence Halls Friday, August 15th after the program must contact Tony Fuentez at jfuentez@pittstate.edu or 620-235-4262 to make the request.  Requests to move in early must be made by Monday, August 11th.  An additional charge of $17 will be charged to the student’s bill for early move in.  Move in time will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on August 15th.

Pitt C.A.R.E.S. FAQ’s

Q:  When does the program start?

A:  Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Russ Hall, and program activities are scheduled from 9:00a.m. to approximately 1:15p.m.  Please plan so that you are able to be here for the entire program.  Full attendance is required for enrollment. 

Q:  Should my family plan to attend Pitt C.A.R.E.S.?

A:  Yes!  Parent/guest sessions are offered concurrently with student sessions.  The parent/guest sessions help families anticipate the rewards and challenges of sharing the college experience with their students. 

Q: Where do I park?

A:  On the day of the event, visitors are encouraged to park in the Brown Parking lots or Visitors spots located throughout campus. Relatively few visitors’ spots are located to the east, west, and north of the Overman Student Center. Brown parking spaces are located to the east of the Axe library and football stadium, as well as to the north of Grubbs Hall. No parking permits are required on the days of Pitt C.A.R.E.S. Click on this map of campus for a clearer view of parking locations: http://www.pittstate.edu/about/maps/campus-map.dot

Q:  I would like to meet with someone regarding accommodations for learning and/or physical challenges.  Will I be able to meet with someone during C.A.R.E.S.?

A:  All accommodations provided by PSU are channeled through two offices:  the Center for Student Accommodations and the Equal Opportunities Office.  If you plan to request accommodations for specific learning and/or physical challenges, please write a brief explanation in the comments section of your Pitt C.A.R.E.S. registration or contact us directly so that we can make arrangements for you to meet with appropriate staff while at Pitt C.A.R.E.S.

Q:  I plan to drive to Pittsburg the night before my C.A.R.E.S. session.  Do you have recommendations for lodging? 

A:  The following is provided by the Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau: http://visitcrawfordcounty.com/page.php?page_id=73