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Gallery: Pitt Arrival, COVID Style

Welcome back, Panthers!

Arrival for new and returning Pitt students began Aug. 11 with fewer lines and less traffic, but with all the anticipation that comes with the start of a new academic year—and added safety measures to boot.

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USA Today took notice of Pitt’s expanded use of hotels for students.

Assigned move-in time slots and a dedensification plan that is housing about a quarter of first-year students in hotels near campus provided returning Panthers extra space for physical distancing as they began settling into rooms that have been sanitized by housing and maintenance staff.

A phased approach developed by the University’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office in consultation with the Healthcare Advisory Group is welcoming approximately 1,500 students at a time.

On-campus students were asked to shelter in place for the seven days before they move in and during a seven-day “pod week” with a small on-campus “household” after arrival.