School of Information Sciences

Welcome SIS students!


Welcome back!

The University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences (SIS) is excited to welcome all new and returning students back for the fall 2015 term. Approximately 300 new students are entering SIS as a part of one of the seven programs of study offered through the school. New students come from 21 different states and 11 different countries, including Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Kosovo. Last week, incoming students participated in orientation events that prepared them for their time at SIS and in the city of Pittsburgh.

SIS would also like to welcome Visiting Professor of Practice Leona Mitchell, who joined the faculty this past spring. Mitchell’s most recent position before coming to SIS was Vice President of ITS Global Sales at IBM. She brings with her over 30 years of business, entrepreneurial, technical, sales, and leadership expertise. Mitchell, an alumna of SIS, received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013 and CRN’s Women of the Channel Award in 2014.

New and returning students should frequently check SIS’ events page for the most up-to-date listing of social events and intellectual or professional development opportunities. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the latest news and join our LinkedIn group to connect with alumni, faculty, and staff. If you have news to share, please let us know!

For your convenience, many academic policies and procedures have been posted online. This is a great time of year to consult your course of study or refresh your memory on how to register for courses.

Welcome back to campus and Hail to Pitt!


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