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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.

Arrival Survival Sign

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: 
U Lot (behind Sutherland Hall)

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
Cart Station
Your Cart Station Locations: U Lot (behind Sutherland Hall)

Welcome Station

Please proceed to welcome stations located at each residence hall for additional housing information
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Your Welcome Station LocationU Lot (behind Sutherland Hall)

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

Our residence halls and apartments are card-swipe accessible. Your Panther Card and a personal identification number (PIN) will serve as your door key. To obtain your PIN and see your mailbox combination, log on to and click on My Resources, Panther Central, and Housing E-services.

Sutherland Mail Center serves students living in Sutherland Hall and the Fraternity Complex. If you have questions about student mail services, call 412-648-1156 or e-mail

Long Term Parking

You have one hour to unload your vehicle, after which you must move it to a long term parking location. The parking pass allows you to park free all day on the day of your assigned move-in in long term parking locations. Please prominently display the parking pass on your vehicle’s dashboard.
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Your Long Term Parking Location: (Can be seen on map above, when zooming out)

OC Lot
Clearance Height: 7’
Monday – Friday: 6am – Midnight
Saturday – Sunday: 8am – Midnight

Do not park on Allequippa Street or the circular Sutherland Hall Driveway

Large vehicles can be difficult to accommodate. If your vehicle is over 6'2" in height you may have difficulty accessing some of our parking garages. Large vehicles can be accommodated at the following locations (can be seen on map above, when zooming out):