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6 essential apps for students

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Make your life easier with access to classes, safety resources and local eateries right in your pocket. Not seeing an app you need? Visit the Pitt App Center for more Pitt-related downloads for Android and iOS.

1. Pitt Mobile

Like having Pitt in your pocket, Pitt Mobile gives you access to many of the University’s digital resources, including a calendar of events, course information and tuition payment options.

2. Rave Guardian

This security app allows users to call Pitt Police and 911, anonymously send tips and schedule safety timers to let others know when you’re out or have to walk alone.

3. TransLoc

With TransLoc, students can track Pitt shuttles and get real-time information as they travel. You can also track shuttles online.

4. Canvas

Canvas is Pitt’s official learning management system. The app allows students (and instructors) to access their courses and submit assignments from their mobile devices.

5. Duo Mobile

This app is essential for accessing online Pitt services. Download Duo Mobile to easily complete the two-factor authentication required to log in to Pitt’s web portal.

6. Dine on Campus

Dine On Campus is the official Pitt Eats app that puts campus dining locations, hours, menus and events at your fingertips. Want to order your favorite Pitt Eats treats in advance and have them waiting for you? The Transact Mobile Ordering app lets you order ahead for easy meals on the go.


— Justin P. Jones