Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activity

About the OUR

Undergraduate research through the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity drives your intellectual curiosity, satisfies your thirst for discovery, and gives you an outlet for your creativity. Through OUR’s programs and initiatives, we encourage you to explore exciting research opportunities outside of the classroom, while providing you with a sense of community and engagement.

OUR Announcements

Forbes & Fifth, 10th Issue Release Party

On Thursday, April 20, we invite the University community to celebration the release of Forbes & Fifth's 10th issue and web publication! Event runs from 3PM-5PM in the University Club, Gold Room.

2017 Celebration of Research

Join us on Friday, April 21 from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM on the first floor of Posvar Hall for the 2017 Celebration of Research. This poster session features over 350 undergraduate researchers presenting their semester's work from First Experiences in Research and the Archival Scholars Research Program.

Coming to Pitt Next Year?

Keep an eye out for OUR information sessions during the 2017 Pitt Start sessions this summer. We will help incoming first-year students and their families get a sense for research, scholarship, and creative opportunities at the University. Dates and times to be announced!

Next Year's FAFSA Available Now

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) became available on October 1, 2016 for the 2017-18 academic year. This is the most important form to complete in order to qualify for almost all types of financial aid. Visit the Federal Student Aid Web site to access the online application and find many helpful tips.

Come to Curiosity Hours

Chat about your research or creative pursuits with an OUR Undergraduate Mentor and we'll treat you to a cup of coffee. Curiosity Hours are held in the Hillman Library's Cup and Chaucer. Spring Term 2017 Curiosity Hours will be held Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 PM.