Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activity

The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

The OUR aims to support intellectual curiosity, satisfy a thirst for discovery, and provide an outlet for creativity. Through OUR’s opportunities, we encourage undergraduates to explore knowledge outside of the classroom, while providing a sense of community and engagement.

OUR Mission

The OUR is committed to undergraduates and their ideas. Learn more about the OUR.

OUR Information Sessions at PittStart

Attention incoming Pitt students: be sure to attend an OUR Information Session on Day 2 of your PittStart session this summer. We will help incoming students and their families get a sense for research, scholarship, and creative opportunities at the University. Check out dates, time, and location.

Mark your Calendars: Fall FE-R Information Sessions

The first step in joining First Experiences in Research is attending an upcoming fall information session. Details are listed here.

Forbes & Fifth's New Web Publication

Forbes & Fifth is now available online. Check out the current 10th issue. Previous issues are currently being archived.

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

During the academic year, undergraduates are invited to chat about research or creative pursuits with an OUR Undergraduate Mentor. We'll treat you to a cup of coffee! Curiosity Hours are held in the Hillman Library's Cup and Chaucer. Fall 2017 Curiosity Hours will be announced in the fall term.