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Walking, biking, driving or scootering? Safety first!

As Pitt continues to welcome students, faculty and staff to campus, traveling safely through Oakland has never been more important. Keep these reminders top of mind.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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Students cautioned on South Side crime

As students return to campus in large numbers, Pitt Public Safety and Student Affairs are delivering a clear message: Always use common sense when exploring the city or a new area.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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Photos: Pitt Arrival 2021

The blue bins are rolling and students in matching Back to Pitt shirts are out in full force to help new Panthers move in. Here are scenes and some more resources from Pitt Arrival 2021.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students
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Resident Assistants aid back to school transition

Resident Assistants act as guides, counselors and friends to on-campus students. Pittwire spoke to three of them about how they got their jobs and the term ahead.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
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Ready for the start of the fall term

The Environmental Health and Safety and Facilities Management teams are keeping Pitt’s air, water and facilities clean in preparation for the community’s return to campus buildings.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Covid-19
Outside of Pitt Vaccine Center on University Plaza

Pitt’s vaccination center offers more than just shots

Have questions about your health? Lost your vaccination card? Want more details about vaccines? The professionals in the University’s Pitt CoVax Vaccination Center on Fifth Avenue can help.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Covid-19
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6 Things to Know About Returning to Campus

Pitt Arrival starts this week: Here are six important things you need to know before you get to Pittsburgh.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Covid-19
Ceari Robinson and Angel Albright-Sexton

Student-run cafes add to coffee offerings at Pitt

A partnership is brewing that will give two Pitt Business students hands-on experience as CEOs of new cafes on campus.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Teaching & Learning
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Join the #CathyTellAll

Who is behind @cathedral_thoughts? Learn Thursday and ask her anything.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Alumni
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
Pitt dorm room with two desks and two beds

New designs, furnishings for residence halls

Rolling chairs, modern designs and storage: See the upgrades in select halls. Plus, what to bring when you move in.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students
Kati Csoman in a black and white top

New leadership for Nationality Rooms

Kati Csoman will be the new director of Pitt’s beloved Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs, beginning Aug. 9.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Staff
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Reinvention Never Stops

An all-new look and approach to pitt.edu and Pittwire.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt Ranked a Top Employer for New Grads

The University of Pittsburgh has been named among the best employers for new graduates by Forbes. In its 2021 list of America’s Best Employers for New Graduates, Pitt ranked No. 9 among education

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Staff

New Dean of Students Named

Following a comprehensive national search, Carla Panzella has been named Pitt’s new dean of students. She comes to Pitt from Salem State University.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Staff

Pitt Arrival and Housing Details for Fall

Incoming students: A new Pitt Arrival website has launched with all the information you need to know about move-in on the Pittsburgh campus. Get the details.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students

A record number of Pell-eligible students are coming to Pitt

Early figures show a near 24% increase in Pell-eligible students coming to Pitt this fall compared to last year.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students

Survey Sheds Light on Campus Needs

As part of a larger effort to learn more about vulnerable students, Pitt participated in the nation’s largest assessment of students’ basic needs. A committee is now acting on the results.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students

First editions of Twain, Hemingway works come to Pitt

Actor, bibliophile and philanthropist Richard E. Rauh (A&S ’62, ’64G) has donated his rare book collection to the University of Pittsburgh Library System.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Mascaro Green Roof

Pitt hits a green building milestone

More than 1 million square feet of the University is now certified green. See some of the buildings across the Pittsburgh campus designated Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology & Science
  • Our City/Our Campus

Plan for Pitt Presented To Board For Final Input

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher unveiled the final draft of the framework for the new Plan for Pitt. The Board of Trustees is expected to offer its final input before the strategic plan goes into effect

  • Our City/Our Campus