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

Friday, January 12, 2018
The registration period has closed for this event.



January CARES is for students who will begin school in January 2018. Students who will begin school in August 2018 need to register for a June CARES session.

Attendee Note:

All 2017 high school graduates planning to enroll for the spring 2018 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.


Registration open through 1/10/2018 10:59 AM EST


Note: Students who will begin school in August 2018 need to register for a June CARES session. August registrations will not be transferred to a June session, they will be canceled.

Event Description

Pitt C.A.R.E.S.

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 spring semester and complete university enrollment procedures if they have not already done so.

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

  • 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 spring
  • Be better informed about campus services

Event Agenda

8:30-9:00 Registration - Crimson and Gold Ballroom

9:00-9:10 Welcome

9:10-10:20 Student Program/Parent Program

10:20-11:00 Student Services and Resources Program

11:00-11:45 Lunch – Gibson Dining Hall

11:45-12:30 General Education Overview

12:30 Enrollment

1:00-4:30 Gorilla Card IDWhitesitt Hall Room 109

(Please note ID's are only available once a student has been enrolled)

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 Overman Student Center, and program activities are scheduled from 9:00 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:

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:

Non-Refundable Registration Fees

$30.00 for 2017 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
302 East Cleveland
Pittsburg, KS 66762



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