After you have finished moving in and your car has been moved to long term parking, it is time to relax and enjoy the campus atmosphere.
Join Us at the Schenley Quad
Come to the Schenley Quad to enjoy complimentary refreshments including ice cream, soda, and water, while supplies last. Numerous vendors including the Pitt Shop, Alumni Association, University of Pittsburgh Athletics, and Bed Bath and Beyond are also located here for your convenience.
New Student Orientation Schedule
The Office of the First Year Experience (FYE) is here to help you navigate this first critical year of college life. To help assist with your transition, we provide experiences that are designed to help you acclimate to campus and connect with your peers. The University of Pittsburgh, Division of Student Affairs invites you and your families to participate in New Student Orientation. This week is designed to welcome you to campus and help you get acclimated to your new home.
Where to Eat
We hope you came hungry! Your meal plan begins on Monday, August 21, 2017, with all facilities open for your dining pleasure. The Perch at Sutherland and Market Central are open to serve you fresh made-to-order food from a variety of stations. After working up an appetite, use a Dining Pass, but be sure to bring mom and dad in to see what the facilities have to offer. A Parent Dining Pass will be distributed electronically, so check your University e-mail regularly.
Not on a meal plan?
Don’t miss out on the great food promotions, events, and social opportunities at the dining facilities. Stop by Panther Central, located in the Litchfield Towers lobby, Sunday through Saturday between 7:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. Panther Central can assist you in adding or changing a meal plan any time before September 7, 2018.
Need some help?
Look for any of the Arrival Survival volunteers, wearing blue and gold shirts, who can answer any questions you may have about the meal plans or dining options.
Walk-in Technical Support
Get walk-in technical support at two convenient locations: University Store on Fifth and Towers lobby. Stop in for help connecting to PittNet, installing Microsoft Office, or setting up your My Pitt Email. Check pi.tt/walkin for hours.
Residence Hall Student Mail Services
You can pick up both U.S. and campus mail at your own personal mailbox at one of eight student mail centers in or near your residence hall. You can view your mailbox combination by logging on to my.pitt.edu and clicking on My Resources, Panther Central, Housing e-Services, PIN, and Mailbox Combination.
See our list of convenient student mail centers.
The University Store on Fifth
The University Store offers a variety of textbook options, including new, used, e-textbook, and in-store rental. If you would like to have your textbooks ready for pickup when you arrive on campus, you can order them through the University Store's textbook comparison Web site at pitt.verbacompare.com. When you arrive, simply pick up your books at a designated area within the University Store on Fifth. For more information, visit the University Store’s website for information on special events as well as the store's extended hours during move-in week. Follow the University Store on Fifth on social media so that you never miss events, activities, promotions and sales.
Student Health Service
If you have a medical condition that you would like us to know about or you simply want to put a prescription on file with the University Pharmacy, contact the Student Health Service. We recommend an appointment be made by calling the Student Health Service or scheduling online via our secure portal at my.pitt.edu.
Mark A. Nordenberg Hall
103 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Monday–Friday 1–5 p.m.
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
8:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
Tuesday and Friday
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday (walk-ins only)
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Arrival Survival marks the beginning of the fall campus bus and shuttle system schedules. It is the perfect time for you, your friends, and your family members to take a “windshield tour” while exploring your campus transportation options. All shuttles depart from and return to the William Pitt Union area. Schedules are posted in University bus shelters. Schedules are also available in the William Pitt Union; the Department of Parking, Transportation, and Services in Forbes Pavilion; the Parking Services Office at 204 Brackenridge Hall; Panther Central; and campus libraries.
In your campus mailbox, you will also find new fall schedules and other information on SafeRider, a transportation option for special nonemergency needs. During the first week of school, keep an eye out for staff from the Department of Parking, Transportation, and Services who can answer your transportation questions. In the meantime, if you need information, call 412-624-4034 or visit pts.pitt.edu.
If two wheels are more your style, check out Commuting Alternatives at pts.pitt.edu/commuting for information on free bicycle registration, free bike rack locations, how to rent a bike locker, where the local bike trails lead, bike pooling, bike rental, bicycle repair stations, the Bouquet Gardens bike room, the Mark A. Nordenberg Hall bike room, and much more.