Arrival Survival Signs
As you approach Pittsburgh watch for the overhead highway message signs to guide you. There will also be numerous signs on campus with the Arrival Survival logo on them to direct you.
Unloading Zones & Hours
The parking pass provided to you in your Notice of Housing Assignment email will allow you access to convenient unloading zones for one hour.
Your Unloading Zones: Centre Plaza parking lot and garage (Park on the University side; if you park on the other side, the tenants will tow.)
Your Unloading Hours
You have been assigned a specific date and time to move in, which is specified on your Arrival Survival parking pass. The parking pass can be found as an attachment to the Notice of Housing Assignment, which was emailed to you in July. Please print the parking pass and display it prominently on your vehicle’s dashboard when you arrive on campus.
Cart Stations & Wristbands
At the cart station, you will be able to borrow a wheeled cart to help you unload your vehicle. Please have your University of Pittsburgh ID out when you get to the cart station.
Due to high demand, each family may sign out ONE cart. If you have a small handcart or dolly available to you, it is advisable to bring your own. Carts will be provided for a period of two hours free of charge, but as a courtesy to your fellow students, please return your cart immediately after unloading. After two hours a late fee of $20 will be charged to your student account. If you fail to return your cart, your student account will be charged $125 to replace it.
Also at the cart station, all friends and family assisting you will receive wristbands as a security measure. All members of the group must be present at the cart station, including the resident student, to receive a wristband in order to gain access to the residence halls
Your Cart Station Locations: Centre Plaza Lobby
Accessing Your Room
As a security measure, all helpers must wear a wristband in order to access residence halls. Wristbands are obtained at the cart station. The resident student must accompany their helpers to the cart station in order to obtain wristbands. Wristbands are valid from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. All helpers must sign in at the security station after these hours.
Room PIN and Mailbox Information
Centre Plaza Apartment residents will receive their room key at the check-in table. Your mailbox keys will be distributed at your check-in station. Be sure also to pick up a mailing guide so that your mail is addressed correctly and processed as quickly as possible.
If you have questions about student mail services, call 412-648-1156 or e-mail email@example.com.