Housing at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Image of New Dorm The Academic Villages are designed to enrich and extend intellectual, social and experiential learning at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.  Unlike residential colleges elsewhere where students live and learn in a special dormitory, the Academic Villages assimilate both residential students and commuters alike into the activities at UPG.   The first of the Academic Villages, the Humanities Village, was dedicated on October 13, 1999. This Village consists of  three residence halls (Athena, Apollo, and Selene) and a commons area (Village Hall). 
 Click here to view a typical Village room floor plan.

Scheduled to be occupied in the Fall 2001 term, the Behavioral Sciences Village consists of three buildings (Thurgood Marshall House, Margaret Mead House and Ben Franklin House) and a commons area.  This Village is dedicated to the disciplines of management, legal studies, psychology, anthropology, economics, history, political science and sociology. 

The Lyceum is the Village Hall for the Natural Sciences and New Technologies Academic Village.  This Village will be dedicated in the Fall 2001 term.  The Lyceum will be the focus for all activities in the natural sciences area including physics, engineering, mathematics, computer and information science, chemistry, geology, astronomy and the biological sciences.  Resident students of this village reside in College Hall.

College Hall is located near the Millstein Library. This state-of-the-art residence hall houses 106 students and features carpeted rooms, private baths and air conditioning. Students who achieve academically may be considered for the honor suite, a special oversized room with large picture windows and a cathedral ceiling. There are two honor suites in College Hall, one male and one female, that houses three or four students. The unique design of this building offers community living while maintaining a sense of privacy. Click here to view a typical College Hall room floor plan. Image of College Hall


Image of Rossetti International House

Rossetti International House is part of the Academic Village but has an international focus with programming directed toward language, culture, and politics. Rossetti International House provides 14 of our residential students the opportunity to think more globally and to become immersed in a broader cultural perspective. The first Fulbright Scholar at UPG resided in Rossetti House in the Spring 2000 term.
 Click here to view typical rooms in Rossetti House.
Robertshaw Hall, completed in 1989, offers a spectacular view of the UPG campus. Composed of three floors, this residence hall provides dormitory style housing for 100 students. Two to three students share a room that is connected by a shared bathroom to another room. The building contains a spacious TV lounge, two study rooms, a large main lobby and a recreation room.  Click here to view a typical Robertshaw Hall floor plan.
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Image of University Courts University Court consists of three attractive colonial-style buildings divided into quads with each quad containing four apartments. Each apartment contains a living room, a kitchen area equipped with a full-size stove, refrigerator, sink and cabinets, a dining alcove, a modern bathroom, a double bedroom (for two students), and a second bedroom (for two or three students).   Click here to view a typical University Courts Suite floor plan.

All residence hall complexes are appropriately furnished and have access to coin-operated laundry facilities. Around the clock security is provided in all residence areas.

Students living in on-campus housing have Resident Assistants to help them throughout the year. One Resident Assistant is assigned to each wing or quad. These students are members of the Residence Life staff. Among the many duties of the Resident Assistant are creating programs and activities for the residence halls, counseling residents on personal matters, referring residents to others who may help them, and assisting residents with their daily needs. As members of the Residence Life staff, the Resident Assistants have the duty and authority to enforce the University's policies and regulations as defined in the Student Code of Conduct, the UPG Resident Handbook and the Housing Contract. A Resident Assistant is on duty in the evenings from 9 p.m. to 1a.m. at all UPG University Housing facilities.

Students requesting housing must submit a signed Housing and Food Service Contract to the Assistant to the Dean of Student Services before being assigned to a room. The required nonrefundable $125 Housing Deposit must accompany the Housing Contract. This fee is credited toward the student's room and board charges for the spring term of the contract.

Photographs by Stanley M. Katzman

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