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Pitt C.A.R.E.S.

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


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 who will need to register for one of the last two sessions (June 18th or June 20th).  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. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.  If your chosen dates are full, you will automatically be assigned to the next available date.  If you choose to list only one date, we cannot guarantee a space for that date.  (Students majoring in one of the following areas must register for a Monday or Wednesday date:  Elementary Education, Physical Education, Recreation, Exercise Science, Psychology or Psychology Education.)

Session dates are:

Monday, June 2 (CLOSED)

Wednesday, June 4 (CLOSED)                        

Friday, June 6 (CLOSED)        

Monday, June 9 (CLOSED)

Wednesday, June 11

Friday, June 13 

Monday, June 16 

Wednesday, June 18                            

Friday, June 20

Pitt C.A.R.E.S program fees are $30 per student, $15 per parent/guest and siblings under 18 are free.  Payment must be received before a date can be reserved.  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.

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 McCray Hall, and program activities are scheduled from 8:30a.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.  A sibling program (for ages 6-16) is also available for approximately 1 ½ hours during the morning.  The program allows siblings to get a glimpse of what their brother and sister will be experiencing at PSU.

Q:  What if I am not able to come to one of the sessions?

A:  Students are strongly encouraged to make every effort to attend a session in June.  However, students who are not able to come to a Pitt C.A.R.E.S. session should contact the office of Admission for information on late enrollment procedures.   

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:

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:

Q:  Will I be able to see a residence hall room during Pitt C.A.R.E.S.?

A:  Yes, you will have the opportunity to see a residence hall room.  Please note that the room will not be your specific room assignment but rather a showroom to give you an idea of room dimensions.