Campus operations may be limited and learning and working may have moved online, but activities and events at all of the University of Pittsburgh’s campuses continue to forge ahead—virtually.
Introducing Pittwire Live, an online hub where Panther Nation can stay connected through livestreamed events and programming.
“I am thrilled about the launch of Pittwire Live to help Panther Nation get plugged in, and I am grateful to our community for providing a variety of virtual resources to engage students, faculty and staff across all five campuses,” said Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement Kathy Humphrey.
Join the University Counseling Center for virtual tea times to discuss challenges facing international students during this period. Learn more about Zoom through online training resources like live training webinars with Pitt IT. Cook food and learn magic with the Pitt Program Council or visit a Creative Café—hosted daily by the Center for Creativity—to workshop art projects and celebrate the Year of Creativity.
From town halls like the one recently hosted by Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies Joe McCarthy to office hours with Senior Vice Chancellor and Provost Ann E. Cudd, Pittwire Live will promote opportunities to interact with senior leadership, ask questions and keep connected to the University community.
“The cancellation of all on-campus events and move to online classes has been a hard adjustment for most students because of how much we value our Pitt communities. This site gives us the routine, the socialization and the community that many of us thought we'd lose. That's pretty amazing," said Pitt senior and Student Government Board President Zechariah Brown.
Additionally, as part of the Pitt Pandemic Service Initiative, students, faculty and staff can find volunteer opportunities that meet critical community needs like technology support and well-checks and a host of other forms of service.
“We invite you to explore this site often and to join in regularly—and that you simply have fun with it,” said Humphrey.