Pittsburg State University

Freshmen Pitt C.A.R.E.S.


Pitt CARES (Campus Advisement, Registration and Enrollment Services) is designed to assist new freshmen with their transition to Pittsburg State University. During Pitt CARES, 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 CARES students will:

  • Enroll in courses for the fall 2018 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

Attendee Note:

All most recent high school graduates planning to enroll for the upcoming fall semester are REQUIRED to attend Pitt C.A.R.E.S. This includes Fort Scott Qualified Admission Students.


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.

Event Agenda

8:00-8:30- Registration


8:30-8:45- Welcome


8:45-10:10- Student Transition Program & Parent Transition Program


10:10-10:30- Break


10:30-11:15- General Education Overview


11:15-12:45- Lunch & Student Engagement Program rotations


1:00- ??- Academic Advisement and Enrollment for Students


1:00- 2:30- Parent Engagement Program


1:45- 4:00- Gorilla Card ID- Whitesitt Hall Room 109- available only after enrollment


1:45- 4:00- Student Involvement Fair/Financial Aid Help Desk/Residence Hall Tours/Check Out


Pitt C.A.R.E.S. FAQ's

Q: When does the program start?

A: Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. in Overman Student Center, and program activities are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.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 Parking lots North of Grubbs Hall or East of the Axe library and football stadium. 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 the Center for Student Accommodations 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

Non-Refundable Registration Fees

$50.00 for high school graduates
$15.00 for guests over the age of 6

Registration Note
To begin your registration you will be asked to CLICK HERE TO LOG IN or
If you have previously registered to attend a PSU event, please select CLICK HERE TO LOG IN
using the email address and password you used for your prior registration.
Please note this is NOT your GUS login.
If this is the first PSU event you will be registering to attend, please select CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT.
Remember to submit both the registration and payment cart to complete your registration.

Contact Us
Pittsburg State University
Office of Admission
1701 S Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762


Overman Student Center Pitt State
302 East Cleveland
Pittsburg, KS 66762