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

Your meal plan begins on August 11, 2020. Learn more about our new meal plans designed to give you flexibility and choice, and stay tuned for more information on fall dining.

Student Computing Essentials

Pitt Information Technology provides IT tools and services to support you in your studies and simplify your life. Learn more about Pitt IT and the services they provide.

Log In to Your Pitt Email

Your email address begins with your University Computing Account username: The email account is yours to keep, even after you graduate. Setting up your email on your devices is fast and easy.

Sign In Once, Authenticate Twice

Use Pitt Passport single sign-on to access many of the University’s web-based services. Download the Duo Mobile app to verify your identity with multifactor authentication.

Install Free Software—Including Office

Install the software you need at no charge, including Microsoft Office, Antivirus (Symantec Endpoint Protection), Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes), and nearly 70 additional titles. Gain cloud-based access to even more applications via Office 365 ProPlus, along with Office apps for Android and iPhone.

Access Two Wi-Fi Networks

Use your student computing credentials to log in to PittNet, in academic and administrative buildings, or sign up to use MyResNet in all rooms, common areas, and dining facilities in residence halls.

Print from Your Laptop or Smartphone

Send a print job remotely from any location, on any device, and print to any of the 70+ Pitt Print Stations on campus.

Manage Your Academics

Register for classes, message the instructor, get assignments, and see grades using the Pitt PS Mobile and CourseWeb (Blackboard) apps.

Discover Additional Online Services

Whether you need help connecting to PittNet Wi-Fi, finding a campus shuttle, or loading Panther Funds, AskCathy Service Discovery ( can help you quickly find online University resources.

Visit Walk-In Support for Hands-On Help

Stop by either of the Walk-In Support Desks for issues with installing software, changing passwords, setting up Wi-Fi, and more. For more time-consuming issues, drop off your device and pick it up when it’s ready.

Get Technology Help Fast

Technology Help Desk 24/7
Call: 412-624-HELP (4357)
Email us

Chat Online


Panther Post

Mail services - Pitt

Panther Post, Pitt's residential mail service, makes sending and receiving mail a breeze. You can pick up both U.S. and campus mail at a mail center in or near your residence hall. You can view your mailbox combination by logging on to and visiting the Panther Central community.

Learn more about Panther Post.

The University Store on Fifth

The University Store offers a variety of course material options, including new, used, rental, digital and Inclusive Access. If you would like to have your course materials ready for pickup when you arrive on campus, delivered to your residence hall, or shipped to your home residence, you can order them through the University Store’s course material comparison website. When you arrive on campus, simply pick up your books at the designated pickup window, or choose residence hall delivery to conveniently pick them up at your mailroom.

Visit the University Store’s website for information on events and services, and follow the store on social media so that you never miss an event or sale!

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 Student Health Service. To ensure the health and safety of staff and students, all appointments must be scheduled ahead of time. Learn more about Student Health Service and how to schedule an appointment.

Wellness Center

Mark A. Nordenberg Hall
119 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

University Pharmacy

Mark A. Nordenberg Hall
103 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15260


Walk-in Hours
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.

Getting Around

Pitt Arrival 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

Bikes - University of PittsburghIf two wheels are more your style, learn more about commuting options.  You will find information on free bike registration, bike rack locations, how to rent a bike locker, where the local bike trails lead, bike rental, bike repair stations, campus bike rooms, and much more.